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National Diploma: Office Administration NQF6 (Senior Administration)


This administration course is a great choice if you believe in the huge benefits of running any company in an organised way. The knowledge you gain in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on key functions and increased responsibility in your workplace. 


As you work your way through the office administration course’s 12 subjects, you’ll move up from the Foundation Level through the Intermediate Level to the Advanced level – and achieve their associated NQF qualifications. 


*IMPORTANT NOTE: You can exit after completing any of the levels. To achieve your diploma, you have to complete all three levels. 


Part 1: Intermediate Level, Higher Certificate: Office Administration

The Intermediate Level will give you the skills to complete all the functions of a Secretary, General Office Manager, Human Resource Administrator and Labour Relations Administrator.  It will teach you office management techniques, human resource management, labour relations and economics.


  • Business and Office Administration 2
  • Economics
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations

Part 2: Advanced Level, Diploma: Office Administration

The Advanced will give you the skills to complete all the functions of an Office Manager, Public Relations Manager or an Administrative Manager.  It will equip you with office administration and management techniques, financial accounting and reporting skills.


  • Business and Office Administration 3
  • Financial Statements
  • Management

Salaries & Skills



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  • Pricing & Payment Options

  • Duration

    Full Time   

    • 12 months (10 Sessions/Week, 2 hours each, +- 2 ½ day/week, class times are between 08:30 & 16:00)  
    • All credits are achieved via your study duration at the institute plus certification exams.   


    *Sessions will be grouped together to lower cost of traveling, however, in some cases classes may not follow this convention and schedules are subject to change.   


    Online & Part Time    

    • Part Time = 12 months (2 x evening classes, 18:00 to 21:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur)   
    • Online = 12 months (Online live Q&A or structured classes, twice/week, 17:00 - 18:00, Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs)  
    • Credits are obtained through a combination of live virtual classes, pre-recorded video lectures and project-based tasks. 
  • Career Options

    • Senior Office Administrator 
    • Senior Office Manager 
    • Administrative / Office Manager  
    • Office Administrator  
    • Administration Clerk 
  • Study Kit

    Your study kit is included in your fees and will contain:    


    • Free WIFI (10GB/Month, On Campus only).    
    • ICB Approved and Accredited textbooks for all subjects.   
    • Orientation kit including: Student Card, Welcome Letter, and Getting Started Guide.   
    • Access to our myAcademy student portal and student support team via phone, email and tickets.

What you get

This qualification is designed to provide the student with multiple certificates and qualifications,
 both locally and internationally recognised by industry for maximum employability.  


On completion the student will earn:  


  • Part 1: Intermediate Level, Higher Certificate: Office Administration, (NQF L5 - SAQA ID 23619)
  • Part 2: Advanced Level, Diploma: Office Administration (NQF L6 - SAQA ID 35958)

Our Learning Methods

At AIE, The Academic Institute of Excellence we understand that that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. This is influenced by many factors including, circumstances, location, field of study and learning preference. It is for this reason that we have developed our myWay learning methodology, a unique and modern approach to blended learning that encompasses multiple delivery methods, involving our three main channels.

Full Time

Reach your full potential through our myWay Instructor-led or Mentorship based classes combined with interactive lessons, practical assignments and in-field experience, combined with our blended platform to make up a full day or selective days within a week.

Part Time

Designed for the working professional, our part time programmes provides you with the flexibility and benefit of our myWay Blended Learning with at home exercises/assignments and mentored or in-class lectures at a manageable schedule and pace.


We have re-defined online learning. Our myWay Online Learning ensures that the student is supported by technology and people throughout his academic journey. We focus on a blended learning approach, combining online Virtual Classrooms, at home exercises, activities and project-based assignments bundled with fully developed video lectures, all managed by our student learning platform.

Career Video

Watch this video to understand a day in the life of an office administrator. 

Important Notes

Your study fees will include/exclude: 

  • Included in Fees: All hardcopy manuals, access to student portal and resources. 
  • Exclusive in Fees: National Examination which is R675.00 per subject and ICB membership fee of R350.00

Part 1: Intermediate Level, Higher Certificate: Office Administration 


This Qualification will cover: 


Business and Office Administration 2 

  • Office equipment and ergonomics 
  • Filing systems and records management 
  • Reception duties 
  • Dealing with customer queries 
  • Travel and events management 
  • How to manage yourself in the workplace 
  • Banking, cash control and the business information manual 



  • An introduction to economics 
  • Economic systems in perspective 
  • Formulating an economic framework 
  • The money market and monetary economics 
  • International trade and finance
  • Labour economics 


Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 

  • An introduction to human resource management 
  • Strategising, structuring and planning 
  • Recruiting potential employees 
  • Selection and appointment of an employee 
  • Placement and the induction or orientation process 
  • Managing performance of employees 
  • Compensation management 
  • Health and safety in an organisation 
  • Career management 
  • Human resource development 
  • Organisational behaviour (OB) 
  • Employment relations 
  • Structures created by the LRA for collective bargaining and dispute resolution 

Part 2: Advanced Level, National Diploma: Financial Accounting 


This Qualification will cover: 


Business Management 3 

  • Office supplies 
  • Handling petty cash and the principles of insurance 
  • Internal control concepts 
  • The key principles of customer service 
  • Factors affecting customer service 
  • Human resource development and the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 
  • Business organisations 
  • Preparing yourself for the workplace 

Financial Statements 

  • Recording business financial transactions 
  • Depreciable assets 
  • Finalisation and interpretation of accounts 
  • Financial statements of the sole proprietorship 
  • Internal reporting for corporate entities 
  • An Introduction to IFRS for SMMEs 
  • Statement of cash flows 


  • What management is 
  • Management and the environment 
  • Planning 
  • Decision-making 
  • Information management 
  • Organisational development 
  • Communication 
  • Organising 
  • Leadership 
  • Motivation 
  • Control 
  • Contemporary business management issues 
    No dates have been specified for this course.
    Please contact The CAD Corporation for more information and dates on this course.
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