Course Subjects in Office Admin

Office Administration course Subjects

Do you need to know exactly 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

The ICB offers valuable courses in many different streams of business. You can do any ICB single subject as a brief course. And then get credit for the subjects you have passed when you want to finish a full credentials in the future.

ICB Office Administration Programme

Here is a list revealing you how the single subject brief courses suit the full qualifications and into the complete learning programme for ICB Office Administration:

Foundation Level

Registered credentials

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 qualification.

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 important all-rounder in the Office.

This programme is best for those of you who wish to discover a little accounting, and a lot of all-round office understanding. By learning more about all the aspects that add to a smooth-running office, you’ll be able to assist in just about any department.

Increase your knowledge and your obligations.

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

This program is a terrific choice if you want to assist any company run in an organised way. The understanding you acquire in each successive certification builds on the last, enabling you to take on the crucial functions and increased duty in your office.

The entrance criteria for ICB office administration courses.

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

The ICB likewise recognise other training you have actually done, your work experience and your age, as elements to consider when you get entry.

You need to have the ability to understand the study product, which remains in English. The ICB courses start at a very fundamental level, so regarding make them available to trainees from many different academic backgrounds.

Often students who left school, can do the ICB courses when they have actually acquired some work experience. Most of the ICB home study trainees are working grownups, who have actually missed out on the chance to complete school, and go on to school based education.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is a Professional Body that has existed considering that 1931. In South Africa the roles of professional bodies use to integrate both Professional Subscription as well as Education and Training. Nevertheless, educational guidelines and laws in the last few years made these bodies split those functions.

Hence, the historical ICB was split into a Professional Body and an Academic Body in 2015. The academic body continues under the name Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The (brand-new) ICB, that is the body solely handling Academics, is an identified Quality Assurance Partner of FASSET. FASSET is the Sector Education and Training Authority for Financing, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Services).

This implies that the ICB is authorised by FASSET to recognize training companies. Serve as the evaluation (examinations) body for the ICB courses, used by training service providers recognized by them.

Currently the QCTO (the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) is in the procedure of taking on the responsibility for all SETAs. That suggests that FASSET “falls under” the QCTO. This might have some effect 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 quickly under authority of the QCTO), is responsible for the quality control and tests (assessments) of a variety 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).

Typically a student would study ICB qualifications, and on the strength of their qualifications, as well as working experience, and adhering to a professional standard procedure, have the ability to get Subscription.

The main objective of the ICBA is to offer professional membership to Junior and Senior Bookkeepers, in addition to Junior Accountants and Financial Accountants, in addition to Office Administrators. As an ICB trainee, you can apply for Student Membership of the ICBA.

Exactly what are the responsibilities of an office administrator?

Office administrators can be found operating in different types of business and government offices, they collaborate administrative assistance activities and guarantee that every task is carried out efficiently, some of the duties of an office administrator are, but not limited to:

  • Coordinate office activities and operations to secure performance and compliance to company policies.
  • Monitor administrative staff and divide obligations to ensure performance.
  • Handle agendas/travel arrangements/appointments and so on for the upper management.
  • Handle telephone call and correspondence (email, letters, packages etc.).
  • Support budgeting and bookkeeping procedures.
  • Create and upgrade records and databases with workers, monetary and other information.
  • Track stocks of office supplies and place orders when necessary.
  • Send timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as assigned.
  • Help colleagues whenever needed.

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 by means of accredited home study organizations, like Skills Academy.

Distance Learning is the most versatile and budget friendly 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. Remember to register with the ICB as well.

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

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

Be more than just Employable.

The ICB’s 5 programmes are designed 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 abilities, no matter what programme you choose.

We upgrade our course structure and content every year to keep everything pertinent. This indicates you can hit the ground performing at deal with what you have actually found out, with understanding that is entirely up date.

Level up.

All the ICB’s programmes are divided into different levels. When you complete just a couple of subjects effectively, you’ll be awarded an ICB Programme Certificate and can go up to the next level. It’s actually motivating to have such achievable objectives! And you can do all of it at your own pace.

You can start today!

Register with the ICB

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

Classroom students will be signed up by their colleges.

Registration means that we will add you with a student number. You only have to register, and your student number remains the very same throughout your research studies.

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

Test Dates and Venues

Class students: Most of the colleges hold tests on-site every month, so inspect exactly what your college’s schedule is.

Distance learning students can enter the ICB examinations in February, May, July, September and November. Tests take place at the ICB authorized examination centres around southern Africa.

Pay your ICB registration and examinations charges as early as possible, so we can send you your PoE ASAP. Your PoE is an incredible tool to assist you study. Do not leave it to the last minute or you’ll truly be disadvantaging yourself!

Enter for an ICB test

Class trainees will do this through their colleges.

Distance learning trainees will enter upon the ICB Trainee Website online

Select your qualifications first. Then choose he subjects, test dates and venues for your examinations, and send your exam entry together with the required cost. All trainees will get an e-mail verifying their exam entries.

When do I get my Portfolio of Evidence?

Your PoE will show up 3-4 weeks after the ICB gets your examination 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 particular subject. Distance learning trainees will get their Portfolios straight.

Exactly what must I do when I get my PoE?

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

Review the whole PoE and fill in details where you are asked to.

What’s inside my PoE?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide

This is your indispensable guide to studying your ICB topic!

Your ICB Administration Guide informs you exactly what to do throughout your ICB research studies. It discusses how to fill in your PoE, and contains great deals of types you need to complete.

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

ICB Tests and assignments

For every single subject, the ICB sets 3 Tasks and 2 Tests that assist you to check your knowledge throughout your studies.

Distance learning trainees will find ICB Tests and Tasks in their PoE when it gets here.

Classroom-based trainees will get their ICB Projects in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be offered by their lecturers during their research studies.

Answer Books

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

Why is my PoE so crucial?

The ICB learning experience is distinct– our academic group has developed it to provide you the very best possible possibility of finding out efficiently and passing your topic the very first time.

However it’s not practically passing the exam Our method ensures you get a deep and thorough understanding of your course products.

So you don’t simply get a credentials– you get abilities that you can use in your job from day 1.

When do I hand in my PoE?

A few days prior to your last exam, go through the list in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and ensure you have actually done and included everything. Make a copy of our whole PoE as a backup.

Take your completed PoE to your last examination. You’ll hand it therein.

Your Last test.

When you have actually completed composing your final test, you should include the exam question and answer papers to your PoE, and hand everything in together.

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

How is everything marked?

Class students: 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 released about 7 weeks after your examination. See the ICB test timetables for results release dates.

Distance learning trainees will be able to get their results online. They can use the Student Portal, and they will also be emailed to you.

Register with a professional body

If you have actually finished a complete credentials, you can apply to sign up with a professional body like the ICBA.

What can I do with my ICB Office Administration qualifications?

As well as making you attractive to companies and clients, your ICB qualifications can also lead you to these opportunities.

Become a Office Administrator

Did you know that once you have completed specific 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 a terrific Office Supervisor, Public Relations supervisor or Administrative Manager.

The ICB just recently got confirmation from both these international professional bodies that they will give you credits to their qualifications, as soon as you hold an ICB qualification. This readies news if you wish to further your research studies!

On conclusion of the National Diploma Financial Accounting NQF 6 certification– assessed by the ICB and awarded by Fasset– you may apply to ACCA and receive credits from documents F1 to F6 of the ACCA’s qualification.

If you wish to further your profession and become a Management Accounting professional, you may apply to CIMA and get credits towards their topics– depending upon which ICB qualification you have actually completed.

For a more in-depth look at being an Office Administrator you can read the ICB Office Administration page.

Study Further with the ICB

Accredited, credible and identified 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 locally and internationally by numerous professional bodies.

ICB qualifications are modular, which implies you can build on them as your profession progress. You can likewise certify in another programme simply by finishing a few more topics. To find out about the other programmes you can study you can read the ICB Distance Learning Courses page. 

Last Updated: Sanel Van Staden, 20 June 2021

Published: June 20, 2021


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