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Office Administration course Subjects

Do you wish to know what subjects fall under Office Administration? Here is a list of Office Admin subjects that you can study:

  • Business and Office Administration 1
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Business and Office Administration 2
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations
  • Economics
  • Business and Office Administration 3
  • Financial Statements
  • Management


You can do any ICB single subject as a brief course. And after that get credit for the subjects you have passed when you wish to finish a full credentials later on.


ICB Office Administration Programme

Here is a list showing you how the single subject short courses suit the full qualifications and into the total knowing programme for ICB Office Administration:


Foundation Level

Registered qualification

Certificate: Office Administration


NQF Level

NQF L5 – SAQA ID 23618, overall credits: 120



  1. Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1).
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB).
  3. Business Literacy (BUSL).
  4. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR).
  5. Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP).
  6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT).


Intermediate Level.

Registered credentials.

Higher Certificate: Office Administration.


NQF Level.

NQF L5 – SAQA ID 23619, total cumulative credits: 240.



  1. Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2).
  2. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR).
  3. Economics (ECON).


Advanced Level.


Office Administration.


NQF Level.

NQF L6 – SAQA ID 35958, total cumulative credits: 360.



  1. Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3).
  2. Financial Statements (FNST).
  3. Management (MGMT).


ICB Office Administration Program.

Be an indispensable all-rounder in the Office.

This programme is ideal for those of you who want to learn a little bookkeeping, and a lot of all-round office knowledge. By learning about all the elements that add to a smooth-running office, you’ll have the ability to assist in almost any department.


Increase your understanding and your responsibilities.

As you work your way through this programs 12 subjects, you’ll go up from the Foundation Level through the Intermediate and ultimately to the Advanced Level– and accomplish their associated NQF qualifications.

This program is a fantastic choice if you wish to help any company run in an arranged way. The understanding you gain in each succeeding credentials builds on the last, enabling you to take on the key functions and increased obligation in your workplace.


The entrance criteria for ICB office administration courses.

You can enter the ICB office administration programs if you have actually passed Grade 12.

The ICB also recognise other training you have actually done, your work experience and your age, as factors to consider when you request entry.

You need to be able to comprehend the study product, which remains in English. The ICB courses begin at a really basic level, so regarding make them accessible to students from various educational backgrounds.

Frequently students who left school, can do the ICB courses when they have gotten some work experience. Most of the ICB home study students are working grownups, who have actually lost out on the chance to finish school, and go on to campus based education.


The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is a Professional Body that has actually existed because 1931. In South Africa the functions of professional bodies use to combine both Professional Membership as well as Education and Training. However, instructional guidelines and laws in recent years made these bodies divided those functions.

Therefore, the historic ICB was divided into a Professional Body and an Academic Body in 2015. The instructional body continues under the name Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The (new) ICB, that is the body solely dealing with Academics, is an acknowledged Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET. FASSET is the Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Providers).

This suggests that the ICB is authorised by FASSET to certify training providers. Serve as the evaluation (tests) body for the ICB courses, provided by training providers recognized by them.

Presently the QCTO (the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) remains in the procedure of taking on the duty for all SETAs. That means that FASSET “falls under” the QCTO. This may have some result on the information of the accreditation procedure in the future. Both FASSET and the QCTO are bodies established in terms of an Act of Parliament.

The ICB, under authority of FASSET (and soon under authority of the QCTO), is responsible for the quality assurance and tests (evaluations) of a range of qualifications. More about that below, under the heading “ICB Qualifications”.

The Professional Body is called the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA). The ICBA is acknowledged by SAQA as a Professional Body and for the registration of 7 professional classifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Traditionally a student would study ICB qualifications, and on the strength of their qualifications, as well as working experience, and adhering to a professional code of conduct, have the ability to request Subscription.

The main objective of the ICBA is to supply professional subscription to Junior and Senior Bookkeepers, along with Junior Accountants and Financial Accountants, as well as Office Administrators. As an ICB student, you can obtain Trainee Membership of the ICBA.


What are the duties of an office administrator?

Office administrators can be discovered operating in various types of business and government offices, they coordinate administrative assistance activities and guarantee that every task is carried out efficiently, some of the tasks of an office administrator are, however not limited to:

  • Coordinate office activities and operations to protect effectiveness and compliance to business policies.
  • Monitor administrative personnel and divide duties to ensure performance.
  • Manage agendas/travel arrangements/appointments etc. for the upper management.
  • Handle telephone call and correspondence (email, letters, bundles etc.).
  • Assistance budgeting and accounting treatments.
  • Create and update records and databases with personnel, financial and other information.
  • Track stocks of office supplies and location orders when required.
  • Send timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as designated.
  • Assist coworkers whenever necessary.


ICB Office Administration Courses Distance Learning.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers use a range of courses. You can begin at a scholastic level below Matric, and work your way as much as 2 levels higher than matric (NQF 6 level). You can study all these courses through recognized home study organizations, like Skills Academy.

Distance Learning is the most flexible and inexpensive way to study while getting assistance from a college. Register with a distance learning college and they will send you the tuition product you require for the subjects you signed up for.

As a distance learner, you will have access to the college’s helpline and assistance structures, so you won’t truly be doing it alone.

Your resolve the product yourself, at your own speed, wherever you are. At the end of your course, you’ll sit your last examination at the ICB evaluation centre nearest to you.


Be more than just Employable.

The ICB’s 5 programmes are created to give you the most appropriate, practical and beneficial understanding and skills to make you employable and important.

When you take a look at the program in detail, you’ll see that some subjects appear in all of them. These are the courses that provide you the most essentials skills, no matter what program you pick.

We upgrade our course structure and content every year to keep everything appropriate. This implies you can strike the ground running at work with exactly what you have actually learnt, with understanding that is totally up date.


Level up.

The ICB’s programs are divided into various levels. When you total just a few subjects successfully, you’ll be granted an ICB Program Certificate and can go up to the next level. It’s actually motivating to have such possible objectives! And you can do everything at your very own rate.


You can start today!


Register with the ICB

Distance learning students can register online on the ICB’s trainee website.

Classroom students will be registered by their colleges.

Registration indicates that we will include you with a student number. You just need to register, and your student number remains the same throughout your studies.

You will need to pay the ICB registration fee when you register with us for the first time, then each year that you are actively studying an ICB course.


Exam Dates and Venues

Classroom students: The majority of the colleges hold exams on-site monthly, so inspect what your college’s schedule is.

Distance learning trainees can enter the ICB tests in February, May, July, September and November. Examinations happen at the ICB authorized evaluation centres around southern Africa.

Pay your ICB registration and tests costs as early as possible, so we can send you your PoE ASAP. Your PoE is an amazing tool to assist you study. Don’t leave it to the last minute or you’ll really be disadvantaging yourself!


Enter for an ICB exam

Classroom students will do this through their colleges.

Distance learning students will enter on the ICB Trainee Portal online

Choose your qualifications initially. Then select he subjects, test dates and locations for your exams, and submit your test entry in addition to the required cost. All trainees will get an e-mail confirming their examination entries.


When do I get my Portfolio of Evidence?

Your PoE will show up 3-4 weeks after the ICB gets your exam entry for a specific subject.


How many Portfolios will I get?

You’ll get one PoE per subject per exam. Each PoE is personalized to that specific subject. Distance learning trainees will get their Portfolios directly.


Exactly what must I do when I get my PoE?

Check that your personal information on the cover are appropriate. Let you’re your college/the ICB know ASAP if anything is wrong.

Check out the whole PoE and fill in info where you are asked to.


What’s inside my PoE?


Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide

This is your important guide to studying your ICB subject!

Your ICB Administration Guide tells you precisely what to do throughout your ICB studies. It describes how to fill out your PoE, and includes lots of forms you have to finish.

Overcome it step by step and follow all the guidelines in it, and you’ll be on track for success!


ICB Tests and tasks

For every subject, the ICB sets 3 Projects and 2 Tests that help you to evaluate your knowledge during your studies.

Distance learning students will find ICB Tests and Assignments in their PoE when it arrives.

Classroom-based trainees will get their ICB Assignments in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be offered by their speakers throughout their studies.


Answer Books

You’ll likewise discover blank answer books in your PoE for you to compose the answers to your ICB Tests and Tasks in.


Why is my PoE so important?

The ICB discovering experience is unique– our academic team has actually created it to offer you the very best possible chance of learning effectively and passing your subject the very first time.

But it’s not almost passing the test Our method makes sure you get a deep and extensive understanding of your course products.

So you don’t just get a credentials– you gain abilities that you can use in your task from day 1.


When do I hand in my PoE?

A few days prior to your last examination, go through the checklist in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and make sure you have actually done and consisted of everything. Make a copy of our whole PoE as a backup.

Take your finished PoE to your final examination. You’ll hand it in there.


Your Last test.

When you have finished composing your final test, you need to add the test concern and answer documents to your PoE, and hand everything in together.

You can not send out the ICB anything else for your PoE after you have handed it in.


How is everything marked?

Class trainees: Your ICB Tests are provisionally marked by the college, then moderated by the ICB

Distance learning students: Everything in your PoE will be marked by the ICB.



Results are launched about 7 weeks after your exam. See the ICB examination timetables for results launch dates.

Distance learning trainees will be able to get their results on the Trainee Portal, and they will also be emailed to you.


Register with an expert body

If you have actually finished a complete qualification, you can apply to register with a professional body like the ICBA.


What can I do with my ICB Office Administration qualifications?

In addition to making you attractive to employers and clients, your ICB qualifications can also lead you to these chances.


Become a Office Administrator

Did you know that once you have actually completed certain ICB office administrations qualifications– awarded by Fasset– you can use your advance understanding of office administration and management methods, monetary accounting and reporting skills to be an excellent Office Supervisor, Public Relations supervisor or Administrative Supervisor.

The ICB recently got verification from both these international professional bodies that they will give you credits to their qualifications, as soon as you hold an ICB credentials. This is good news if you want to advance your research studies!

On completion of the National Diploma Financial Accounting NQF 6 credentials– assessed by the ICB and awarded by Fasset– you might apply to ACCA and get credits from documents F1 to F6 of the ACCA’s qualification.

If you wish to advance your career and end up being a Management Accountant, you may apply to CIMA and get credits towards their topics– depending on which ICB qualification you have actually completed.


Study Further with the ICB

Accredited, credible and acknowledged qualifications

All ICB qualifications are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Our Program are valued by companies, and our graduates are acknowledged in your area and internationally by numerous expert bodies.

ICB qualifications are modular, which suggests you can build on them as your profession development. You can likewise certify in another programme just by completing a few more subjects.



Last Updated, 28th April 2017

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