Multitasking experts that can juggle many different responsibilities with ease will find the Diploma in Office Management beneficial to their futures.
Why this course is perfect for you?
Are you always the ‘organised one’ in your group of friends? Do you secretly enjoy planning, keeping to a schedule, and have good communication skills? If so, pencil the Diploma in Office Management into your diary for success.
Office Management is the hub and the engine room for effective management and operations. Every business needs an efficient person who can ensure that what happens behind the scenes of a company runs smoothly. Without one, things would quickly fall apart. Office management professionals are thus in charge of making sure that no duty, responsibility or appointment ever falls between the cracks or is mismanaged. Most professionals in this field typically oversee administrative tasks; manage filing systems, maintain executive schedules and plan diaries, organise and chair meetings with staff, or serve as the personal assistant to upper-level managers.
A good memory and great people skills are useful qualities for people in this field as they go about overseeing the day-to-day operations of an office. The Diploma in Office Management will teach you how to use those assets to your advantage, and provide you with the skills to reach your own career destination on schedule.
Why study with Damelin?
As soon as you join the Damelin family, you become part of a network of students, lecturers and friends, who will assist and support you during this exciting journey in your life. Our courses are designed to make your learning as comfortable as possible, with facilities that allow you to build your career in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Our lecturers will provide all the support and guidance you require, so you leave Damelin with an unforgettable campus experience.
How to get in?
Registering for the Diploma in Office Management is simple. We have various touch-points for your convenience. Simply call, email, fill in an online enquiry form, or pop into one of our 17 campuses nationwide, where one of our consultants will gladly assist you.
- A Grade 12 Certificate with admission to diploma studies
- An achievement rating of 3 (40% - 49%) in 4 recognised 20 credit bearing subjects
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- English at grade 12/NQF level 4 or equivalent
- 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
- National Senior Certificate or equivalent
- Mature age applicants, 45 years and older without a school leaving qualification, may apply for conditional exemption.
- Foreign Students whose first language is not English, may be required to provide proof of proficiency in English prior to admission to the programme
Time you will spend on the course
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. A year planner and academic calendar is available at the start of the year with dates and times of classes and campus activities to help you plan your schedule.
Course content and modules
You will cover these modules during the duration of your diploma.
YEAR 1: SEMESTER MODULES
*Indicates subjects that need to be completed in the sequence stipulated.
Business Management 1A*
End-user Computing **
Concepts of Data Processing
Business Management 1B*
** You have an opportunity to complete the EUC entrance exam. If you pass, you will be awarded credits and will not be required to attend classes for this module.
YEAR 2: SEMESTER MODULES
Human Resource Management 1
Financial Accounting 1A*
Business Management 2*
Introduction to Public Relations
Financial Accounting 1B*
YEAR 3: SEMESTER MODULES
Principles of Project Management
Company Secretarial Practice
Work Integrated Learning**
**160 hours of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is required to complete this course. WIL is a programme that helps students apply what they’ve learned in a real work setting while earning credits for their qualification.
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Materials to stay ahead
A list of prescribed textbooks will be made available at the start of the course. You will also receive an electronic version (e-guide) of this course. Textbooks are excluded from the course fee.
Careers you’d be great at
- Office Manager
- Office Coordinator
- Executive Assistant
- Personal Assistant
- Administration Manager
- Accounts Manager
The strength in your qualification
Full Time and Part Time I SAQA ID: 63549 I NQF Level: 6 I Credits: 360 I Course Type: National Qualification