Diploma in Office Management

National Qualification | Full-Time and Part-Time

SAQA ID
63549

NQF
Level 6

Credits
360

The Diploma in Office Management aims to provide students with the knowledge and practical skills required to perform effectively as an Office Administrator. The primary purpose of the qualification is to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent office administrator/secretary. Office Management is the hub and the engine room for effective management and operations. This qualification thus enables students to become skilled office managers who can contribute to management responsibilities.

On successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to pursue an administrative position at a senior level in all sectors of industry. Students qualified in this field of study will be able to provide competent and effective management support in the form of administrative services as well as office management.



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+Duration

The programme duration is 3 years on a full-time basis, or 4 years on a part-time basis. Tuition is face to face and is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. Part-time tuition is scheduled as per the stipulated planner.

+Career fields

Students can pursue a career in the following fields:

  • Personal assistant (PA) and executive assistant (EA)
  • Office Coordination
  • Office Management

+Certification

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a Diploma in Office Management.

+Admission Requirements

  • A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A National Certificate Vocational (NCV) at NQF Level 4 with Diploma endorsement, or
  • A Senior Certificate (SC), or Amended Senior Certificate (ASC), or
  • An equivalent international school-leaving certificate / foreign secondary qualification on an NSC level, or
  • Age Exemption (23 years or older):
    • At least five years post-Secondary School experience in the field in which the student wants to study and
    • Proof of English language proficiency and
    • Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption

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* Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated, i.e. it is a pre-requisite to first complete Module A, before registering for Module B, or complete 1st Year, before registering for 2nd Year.

Year 1: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Business Communication

20

Concepts of Data Processing

15

Business Management 1A *

15

Business Management 1B*

20

End-User Computing **

15

Typing 1 *

20

Language Studies

15

Total Credits

50

Total Credits

70

Total credits Year 1: 120

**Students will be given an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. Should a student pass the exam they will be exempted from attending tuition for this module and credits will be awarded.

Year 2: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Human Resource Management 1

20

Introduction to Public Relations

15

Industrial Relations

15

Typing 2*

20

Financial Accounting 1A*

15

Financial Accounting 1B*

15

Business Management 2*

20

Total Credits

70

Total Credits

50

Total credits Year 2: 120
Year 3: Compulsory Subjects
Semester 1
Credits
Semester 2
Credits

Business Administration

15

Typing 3*

20

Business Ethics

10

Company Secretarial Practice

20

Principles of Project Management

15

Experiential Learning***

40

Total Credits

40

Total Credits

80

Total credits Year 3: 120

***Note that it is compulsory for all students to complete 160 hours of Experiential Learning in the work place.