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What Can I Do With A Certificate In Office Administration?

Completing a certificate in Office Administration can allow you to study other Office Administration courses and start a successful career in office administration.

After completing your Certificate in Office Administration, you can study further or look for employment. You can apply to work in the following positions:

  • Office Administrator
  • Secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Personal Assistant
  • Administrative Assistant

Office Administration Courses

Bellview Institute of Distance Learning offers a few Office Administration Courses.


ICB Office Administration Courses

These are some Office Administration Courses that Bellview offers:


What Is Office Administration About?

The ICB Office Administration courses teach students about the management and administration in the office space. 


What Will Be Studied?

These are some of the subjects that you will learn in Office Administration Courses:

  • Business and Office Administration
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice

What Certificates Are Available In Office Administration?

Bellview offers two Office Administration Certificates:


Office Administration: ICB National Certificate

The Office Administration: ICB National Certificate course focuses on teaching students the knowledge and skills that they will need to run an office. If you are looking to learn the basics of Business Administration, then this course is perfect for you. 

The ICB Office Administration National Certificate is on NQF level 5 and holds 120 credits. This course is also accredited by the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and the Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO). 


Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate

The ICB Office Administration Higher Certificate continues on what you have studied in the ICB National Certificate. You will learn more about the administrative duties in the office. The ICB Higher Certificate is on NQF Level 5 and holds a total of 240 credits. 

The Office Administration Higher Certificate course is also accredited by the ICB and the QCTO


What Are The Main Subjects Of Study?

The Office Administration courses will teach you valuable concepts and skills. These are the subjects that you can expect to do in these courses: 

  • Communication 
  • Administrative Practice
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Public Relations
  • Business and Office Administration 
  • Marketing

What Are The Benefits Of Studying Office Administration?

Studying for a Certificate in Office Administration with Bellview can help you build your career in many ways and make you highly employable. 


Advantages Of Completing A Certificate In Office Administration

These advantages will help you grow in your career:

  • You will have many job opportunities 
  • You can work in any industry
  • You will build strong organisational skills
  • Have better knowledge of the running of business offices
  • You will be in high demand with a scarce skill 


Skills That You Can Walk Away With

It is good to learn some skills when you are studying. Office Administration courses will make sure you improve on some of the following skills:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Communication Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Computer Literacy
  • Time-Management
  • Detail-Oriented 

Office Administration Careers

Holding a certificate in Office Administration means you have a wide range of career opportunities. 


What Career Opportunities Are There?

These are the jobs that you can get if you have a qualification in Office Administration:

  • Office Manager
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Administrative Manager
  • Human Resources Coordinator


Salary Ranges

Salaries are calculated by your job location, duties, your job role, and responsibilities, as well as your experience. Office Administration graduates usually have good salary ranges. The typical salary averages between R18 500 and R42 200 per month.


What Are The Duties Of An Office Administrator?

The duties of an Office Administrator include:

  • Supervising administrative staff
  • Coordinating Office operations
  • Managing schedules for higher management
  • Keep stock of office supplies
  • Ensure efficiency and compliance with company regulations 


Do I Need To Have A Matric Certificate?

The entry requirements to study Office Administration is a Matric Certificate for the National Certificate. To study Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate, you will need to have an Office Administration: ICB National Certificate


What Matric Subjects Do I Need?

To study Office Administration, you will need to have a Matric certificate, either a National Senior Certificate or an Amended Senior Certificate, with any pass level. If you do not have a Matric Certificate, you can register for any of our Matric programmes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some challenges include:

  • Too many tasks
  • Requires you have to be able to work independently
  • You have to make sure that all the staff is disciplined
  • Ensure the office environment runs smoothly

Office Administration is a good entry point in business. You get to learn how to maintain a good office environment. It will increase your chances of building a career in the business world.

The Higher Certificate course will take you 28 months to complete. The National Certificate course will take you 24 months to complete.

Office Administration teaches you many scarce and valuable skills. You will also be exposed to many job opportunities, and will be able to work in any industry with an Office Administration certificate. 

All ICB courses offered at Bellview are accredited by the ICB and the QCTO.

Office Administrators are paid an annual average of, R180 000. If you are in an entry-level, then you can get paid up to R150 000 annually. 

The highest paying administrative job is a senior executive assistant. As a senior executive assistant, you will be working with large companies.

Administration involves more advanced tasks than receptionists. Receptions handle the lighter workload.

An administrator sets out the company’s objectives and policies. The manager is responsible to make sure that these objectives and policies are being followed.

A great administrator is shaped by their strong communication skills. 

Author: Wanele Sibiya
Editor: Connor Bergsma
Date Published: June 1, 2022