Office Administration Course Modules

Are you trying to find the list of modules that makes up the Office Administration program? You can study the office administration program from home; and you can do it one module at a time. Here is a list of all the modules in the ICB office administration programme:

  • Certificate: Office Administration
  • Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1).
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB).
  • Business Literacy (BUSL).
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR).
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP).
  • Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT).
  • Higher Certificate: Office Administration.
  • Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2).
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR).
  • Economics (ECON).
  • Diploma: Office Administration.
  • Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3).
  • Financial Statements (FNST).
  • Management (MGMT).

The ICB Office Administration Program: Course Details.

Foundation Level.

Registered certification name.

Certificate: Office Administration.

NQF Level.

NQF L5 – SAQA ID 23618, overall credits: 120.


18 months.

Entry requirements.

Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent.

You must be at least 16 years of age.

No prior accounting understanding needed.


  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).

What my title can be.

Junior Office Administrator, Receptionist, Office Assistant, Public Relations Officer, Marketing Administrator.

What I’ll have the ability to do.

Business communication; bookkeeping up to trial balance; apply your basic understanding of cost and management accounting; use your basic skills in marketing and public relations, business law and administrative practice.

Intermediate Level.

Registered credentials.

Higher Certificate: Office Administration.

NQF Level.

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


+9 months.

Entry requirements.

Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5, which consists of the previous six knowing areas.


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

What my title can be.

Senior Office Administrator, Secretary, General Office Manager, Human Resources Administrator, Labour Relations Administrator.

Exactly what I’ll have the ability to do.

Apply a series of office administration strategies and economics, carry out personnels and labour relations administrative tasks.

Advance Level.


Office Administration.

NQF Level.

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


+9 months.

Entry requirements.

Higher Certificate: Office Administration, which includes the previous 9 topics.


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

What my title can be.

Office Manager, Public Relations Manager, Administrative Supervisor.

Exactly what I’ll be able to do.

Utilize your advanced understanding of office administration and management techniques, monetary accounting and reporting abilities.

ICB Office Administration Program.

Be an important all-rounder in the Office.

This program is ideal for those of you who want to learn a little bookkeeping, and a great deal of all-round office understanding. By discovering all the elements that add to a smooth-running office, you’ll be able to assist in almost any department.

Increase your understanding and your responsibilities.

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

This program is a fantastic option if you want to assist any company run in an organised method. The understanding you get in each successive qualification builds on the last, allowing you to take on the essential functions and increased responsibility in your workplace.

Office Administration Short Courses.

Short courses cover a very large range of topics, and can generally be finished within 3 months to a year. Here is a list of brief courses that you can study:

  • Business Literacy.
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance.
  • Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns.
  • Computerised Bookkeeping.
  • Corporate Strategy.
  • Accounting Theory and Practice.
  • Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks.
  • Management Accounting Control System.

You can do any ICB single subject as a short course. And after that get credit for the topics you have actually passed when you wish to complete a full qualification later.

The entryway criteria for ICB office administration courses.

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

The ICB likewise acknowledge other training you have actually done, your work experience and your age, as aspects to consider when you apply for entry.

You need to be able to understand the study product, which remains in English. The ICB courses begin at an extremely fundamental level, so regarding make them available to trainees from various educational backgrounds.

Frequently students who left school, can do the ICB courses when they have acquired some work experience. The majority of the ICB home study students are working adults, who have missed out on the opportunity 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 since 1931. In South Africa the functions of professional bodies utilize to combine both Professional Membership as well as Education and Training. Nevertheless, educational guidelines and laws in the last few years made these bodies split those functions.

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

The (brand-new) ICB, that is the body entirely dealing with Academics, is a recognised Quality control Partner of FASSET. FASSET is the Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Providers).

This implies that the ICB is authorised by FASSET to certify training providers. Serve as the evaluation (exams) body for the ICB courses, used by training suppliers accredited by them.

Currently 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 might have some effect on the information of the accreditation procedure in the near future. Both FASSET and the QCTO are bodies developed in regards to an Act of Parliament.

The ICB, under authority of FASSET (and soon under authority of the QCTO), is accountable for the quality control and examinations (assessments) 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 identified 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, along with working experience, and adhering to a professional code of conduct, have the ability to obtain Membership.

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

What are the responsibilities of an office administrator?

Office administrators can be found working in different types of business and government offices, they coordinate administrative assistance activities and make sure that every job is performed effectively, a few of the tasks of an office administrator are, however not limited to:

  • Coordinate office activities and operations to protect performance and compliance to business policies.
  • Supervise administrative personnel and divide responsibilities to make sure performance.
  • Handle agendas/travel arrangements/appointments and so on for the upper management.
  • Manage call and correspondence (e-mail, letters, bundles etc.).
  • Assistance budgeting and bookkeeping procedures.
  • Develop and update records and databases with workers, monetary and other information.
  • Track stocks of office supplies and place orders when essential.
  • Submit timely reports and prepare presentations/proposals as appointed.
  • Assist coworkers whenever necessary.

ICB Office Administration Courses Distance Learning.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offer a variety of courses. You can begin at an academic level below Matric, and work your way up to two 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 economical way to study while getting assistance from a college. Register with a distance learning college and they will send you the tuition material you need for the subjects you signed up for.

As a distance student, you will have access to the college’s helpline and assistance structures, so you will not actually be doing it alone.

Your resolve the product yourself, at your own rate, any place you are. At the end of your course, you’ll sit your final test at the ICB assessment centre nearest to you.

Be more than just Employable.

The ICB’s 5 programmes are created to provide you the most appropriate, practical and beneficial understanding and abilities to make you employable and valuable.

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 offer you the most fundamentals abilities, no matter what programme you pick.

We upgrade our course structure and material every year to keep everything pertinent. This implies you can hit the ground performing at work with what you’ve discovered, with knowledge that is completely up date.

Level up.

The ICB’s programs are divided into various levels. When you total simply a few topics successfully, you’ll be awarded an ICB Program Certificate and can move up to the next level. It’s actually inspiring to have such possible goals! And you can do it all at your very own speed.

To lean more, read the Office Administration page.

You can begin today!

Register with the ICB

Distance learning students can register online on the ICB’s student portal. To learn more about how to do this you can read the ICB Learner Portal step-by-step guide.

Class trainees will be registered by their colleges.

Registration implies that we will include you with a trainee number. You just have to register, and your trainee number remains the exact same throughout your research studies.

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

Examination Dates and Venues

Classroom students: Most of the colleges hold examinations on-site each month, so check exactly what your college’s schedule is.

Distance learning students can go into the ICB exams in February, May, July, September and November. Examinations happen at the ICB approved evaluation centres around southern Africa.

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

Enter for an ICB exam

Class students will do this through their colleges.

Distance learning trainees will enter on the ICB Student Portal online

Select your qualifications first. Then pick he topics, examination dates and venues for your exams, and submit your examination entry in addition to the required cost. All trainees will get an email verifying their test entries.

When do I get my Portfolio of Evidence?

Your PoE will show up 3-4 weeks after the ICB gets your test entry for a particular topic.

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 students will receive their Portfolios directly.

Exactly what must I do when I get my PoE?

Inspect that all your personal information on the cover are correct. Let you’re your college/the ICB know As Soon As Possible if anything is wrong.

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

What’s inside my PoE?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide

This is your important overview of studying your ICB topic!

Your ICB Administration Guide tells you exactly what to do throughout your ICB research studies. It describes how to fill out your PoE, and includes great deals of forms you need 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 assignments

For every single topic, the ICB sets 3 Assignments and 2 Tests that help you to test your knowledge throughout your studies.

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

Classroom-based students will get their ICB Tasks in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be given by their speakers throughout their research studies.

Answer Books

You’ll also find blank answer books in your PoE for you to compose the answers to your ICB Tests and Assignments in.

Why is my PoE so important?

The ICB learning experience is special– our academic team has actually designed it to offer you the best possible possibility of finding out effectively and passing your topic the first time.

But it’s not just about passing the test Our approach ensures you get a deep and extensive understanding of your course materials.

So you don’t just get a credentials– you acquire abilities that you can utilize in your job from day 1.

When do I hand in my PoE?

A couple of days before your final exam, go through the list in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and make sure you have done and consisted of everything. Make a copy of our whole PoE as a backup.

Take your finished PoE to your last exam. You’ll hand it therein.

Your Final exam.

When you have actually completed composing your last exam, you must add the test question and answer papers to your PoE, and hand everything in together.

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

How is everything marked?

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

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


The Exam results are released about 7 weeks after your test. See the ICB examination schedules for results release dates.

Distance learning trainees will have the ability to get their results on the Trainee Website, and they will also be emailed to you.

Register with a professional body

If you have actually completed a full credentials, you can apply to register with a professional body like the ICBA.

What can I finish with my ICB Office Administration qualifications?

As well as making you appealing to companies and customers, your ICB qualifications can also lead you to these chances.

Become a Office Administrator

Did you know that once you have actually finished particular ICB office administrations qualifications– granted by Fasset– you can utilize your advance understanding of office administration and management strategies, monetary accounting and reporting abilities to be a terrific Office Manager, Public Relations supervisor or Administrative Supervisor.

The ICB recently received confirmation from both these global professional bodies that they will grant you credits towards their qualifications, once you hold an ICB credentials. This readies news if you wish to enhance your studies!

On completion of the National Diploma Financial Accounting NQF 6 credentials– evaluated by the ICB and granted by Fasset– you may apply to ACCA and get credits from documents F1 to F6 of the ACCA’s certification.

If you want to advance your career and become a Management Accountant, you may apply to CIMA and receive credits to their subjects– depending upon which ICB certification you have actually completed.

Study Even more with the ICB

Accredited, trusted and recognised qualifications

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

Our Programme are valued by companies, and our graduates are recognised locally and worldwide by several professional bodies.

ICB qualifications are modular, which suggests you can build on them as your career progress. You can likewise certify in another program simply by completing a few more subjects.

For more information about the courses you can study, read Skills Academy’s ICB Distance Learning Courses page. Read more on ICB here or on the ICB prospectus here.

Last Updated: August 21, 2019