Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate

Course Summary

Award type:
National N Certificate
Accredited by:
DHET, QCTO
Duration:
12 Months
Entrance Requirement:
Be able to study through distance learning, Be at least 16 years or older, Management Assistant: N5 National Certificate, Matric Certificate – National Senior Certificate OR Amended Senior Certificate

The N6 Management Assistant course falls under the Management Assistant Programme. It is the final course before your Diploma Qualification.  It is preceded by the Management Assistant: N5 National Certificate.

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate is offered in conjunction with the Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

Matric College

Management Assistant: NATED N6 - Subjects

You must have completed the following Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate:

Compulsory Subjects

  • Communication N5
  • Information Processing N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Computer Practice

Complete Subject List

Here are the subjects that you will study for the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate:

How NATED Courses Work

Compulsory Subjects

  • Office Practice N6
  • Information Processing N5
  • Information Processing N6

Career Opportunities

Here are some of the career opportunities that you can choose on completion of your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate:

  • Management Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
  • Typist
  • Data Capturer
  • Office Administrator
  • Personal Assistant
  • Receptionist

What Will I Learn?

The benefit of this programme is that it prepares you to work in any industry. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Office Practice
  • Information Processing
  • Computer Practice
  • Entrepreneurship And Business Management 
  • Financial Accounting
  • Public Administration 

Office Practice

You will discover the best practices in office duties with this subject. It is important to understand how you will operate in an office. You should be able to do the following by the end of this course:

  • Sourcing Information
  • Keeping a diary
  • Keeping records, and processing data
  • Organising data
  • Distributing Information

Information Processing

On this subject, you will discover how information is processed. You should be able to do the following by the end of this course:

  • Planning for meetings
  • Creating connections
  • Use of language

Computer Practice

The computer is the most crucial piece of office equipment. As a result, it is important that you understand how to get the most out of it. You should be able to do the following by the end of the course:

  • Understand The Fundamentals Of Computers And How To Apply Them
  • Work with spreadsheets 
  • Understand the fundamentals of networking
  • Working with the Internet 
  • Recognise the impact of information and communication technology on society as a whole

Entrepreneurship And Business Management

This subject will teach you how to create and manage a business. You should be able to do the following by the end of this course:

  • Develop an innovative mindset
  • Managing fresh concepts
  • Establishing a new business
  • Managing a business

Financial Accounting

Financial Accounting is the backbone of any business. A business must know whether it is making money or not. A business must always be aware of the amount of money moving in and out of it.

By the end of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Keep track of transactions
  • Sort transactions into categories
  • Transaction analysis

Public Administration

The management of public entities such as Government Departments and Municipalities is known as Public Administration. You can also work in these institutions as a Management Assistant. It is necessary to take into consideration how they work. You should be able to do the following by the end of the course:

  • Recognise the legal components of Government Administration
  • Understand the Administration and Management of Local Governments
  • Recognise the importance of General Administration in the Public Sector
  • Recognise the importance of Records Management in the Public Sector

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate - Assessments

You will be assessed on completion of your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate. Here is how you will be assessed:

Assignments

There are three open-book assignments for each of your subjects. Prepare and submit the assignments in time. The minimum pass mark for your assignments is 40%.

Exams 

Exams for NATED courses are held twice a year. Exams are held in May / June and October / November. Registration for the May / June exams is in February while registration for the October / November exams is in August.

NATED is an acronym for National Accredited Technical Education Diploma. NATED courses were designed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). This was after DHET saw the need to fill a skills gap in the job market. The courses are career-oriented and they have a practical component. The following are the programmes that make up NATED courses:

NATED subjects are subjects that are studied under NATED courses. Interestingly, there are also NATED students. These are students who study NATED courses.

When you complete your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate, you will be awarded a NATED Certificate. This is because you gained your Certificate under the NATED Programme. Remember, NATED Qualifications are also known as National Qualifications.

The difference between NATED and National Certificate Vocational (NCV) is that NATED courses are courses that you can study after Matric. On the other hand, NCV courses serve as an alternative for grades 10 – 12 and are designed for students who prefer a more practical way of studying.

Each of the programmes is divided into four levels and you are certified if you complete each one of the levels. To gain your NATED Diploma, you should have completed 18 months of work experience. Here are the levels of NATED courses:

  • NATED N4 National Certificate 
  • NATED N5 National Certificate
  • NATED N6 National Certificate
  • NATED N6 Nationa Diploma 

National N4 Certificate 

This is the start of your NATED journey. Once you have completed the National N4 Certificate course, you will be awarded an N4 Certificate. You do not have to complete your 6 months of work experience to receive your N4 Certificate.

National N5 Certificate

This is the intermediate level of a NATED Qualification. Once you have completed the National N5 Certificate course, you will be awarded an N5 Certificate. You do not have to complete your 6 months of work experience to receive your N5 Certificate.

National N6 Certificate

This is the final level of the course. Once you have completed the National N6 Certificate course, you will be awarded an N6 Certificate. You do not have to complete your 6 months of work experience to receive your N6 Certificate

National N6 Diploma 

To be awarded the National N6 Diploma you must have completed 18 months work experience. You must also have a logbook signed by the Manager where you did your work experience. 

Here are the options that you have to complete the 18 work experience.

  • You can study theory for 18 months and then complete 18 months work experience or
  • Study 18 months of theory while gaining work experience at the company you work for or
  • Complete 6 months of theory and 6 months work experience at each level. 

Submit your work experience logbook to Matric College and we will send it to the Department of Higher Education and Training. Once the Department approves your logbook you will be awarded your National Diploma.

A NATED Qualification seeks to provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience to the student. Here are some of the benefits of studying a NATED course:

  • You can learn as you work
  • At every level, a certificate is awarded
  • Theory and practical experience are covered 
  • Further study
  • Improved CV

You Can Learn As You Work

You can study by distance learning at Matric College while working. This means that you are able to pay your course fees. If you are doing work that is related to what you are learning, you will get the necessary work experience to earn your Diploma.

A Certificate Is Given At Every Level

There are four levels of NATED courses: N4, N5, and N6. Students who successfully complete each level’s requirements receive a Certificate. You receive your N Diploma on completion of 18 months work experience. 

Theory And Practical Experience IsAre Covered 

NATED courses include both theory and practical experience. When you finish your studies, you will be work-ready. This makes you a valuable employee for any company.

Further Study

A NATED Qualification may serve as a springboard for higher education. For example, on completion of the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate, you can go on to study for the Management Assistant: NATED N6 Diploma.  

Improved CV

Completing any level of a NATED course will improve your profile. Because you have developed the skills, knowledge, and work experience in Management Assistant, you will have confidence when applying for any position.

To study for a NATED Management Assistant programme you must meet the following requirements:

Matric Or Matric Equivalent Qualification

If you do not have Matric, you can enrol using the following Matric Equivalent Qualifications:

According to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), the body that registers qualifications, Management Assistant is in the field of Business, Commerce and Management Studies.

Your Next Step Is To Get Your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma

After completing your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate you will need to complete 18 months work experience for you to be awarded the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma. This is the final qualification in the Management Assistant NATED Programme.

Why Choose To Study With Matric College?

Here is why you should study at Matric College:

  • There is no commuting for lessons
  • You study at your own pace
  • There is flexibility as there are no routines associated with attending college 
  • Work and learn at the same time. You will be able to fund your studies  
  • There are tutors available to assist you 
  • We provide you with textbooks and study notes

Application Process

To register with Matric College, contact one of our course experts. They will inform you about all you need to know regarding the Management Assistant: NATED Programme. They will also advise you on how to go about your studies and payment options.

Management Assistants perform office administration duties. Their responsibilities, however, differ according to the size of the company. A Management Assistant in a small organisation may have more responsibilities than one in a large organisation. The following are some of the responsibilities of Management Assistants:

  • Maintaining the office diary
  • Creating policies and procedures
  • Verifying that processes and policies are being followed
  • Maintaining the filing system
  • Dealing with correspondences

There are certain abilities that you must possess in order to effectively carry out your tasks as a Management Assistant. The beautiful thing about soft skills is that you can learn them while you are studying. You may apply your soft skills in business and social settings. Here are some of the soft skills you will need:

  • Computer Knowledge
  • Organisational Abilities
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Numeracy 
  • Communication

Computer Knowledge

You can become a competent Management Assistant by mastering the computer and appropriate computer packages and programmes. Furthermore, you should be able to navigate the internet, as it is a vital research tool.

Organisational Abilities

In your day-to-day activities, administrative skills are necessary. One of your responsibilities will be to file documents. It is important that you file your documents, whether digitally or manually, in such a way that information is easily accessible. Meetings and other important events will need to be scheduled. This should be done in such a way that no one is inconvenienced. 

Analytical Thinking

As a Management Assistant, you should not need to contact your Manager for everything. In some cases, you will have to assess a situation and make a choice. This will make you more effective and successful in your job.

Numeracy 

Numeracy capabilities are necessary since you will need them in the workplace. You might, for example, be in charge of funds for certain purposes. You will need this ability to keep track of money. Furthermore, in an office setting, basic math will almost certainly be required.

Communication

Your responsibilities include engaging with colleagues as well as employees from other departments. You will also communicate with customers outside of the company. It is necessary that you can communicate well, both verbally and in writing. You will also be writing a lot of letters, both to customers and to other employees.

It will take you about 6 -12 months to complete the Management Assistant: NATED N National Certificate course. Here is the duration for the NATED Management Assistant Programme:

MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT COURSE LEVELRECOMMENDED DURATION
Management Assistant: N4 National Certificate6 – 12 months
Management Assistant: N5 National Certificate6 -12 months
Management Assistant: N6 National Certificate6 – 12 months
Management Assistant: N6 National Diploma18 months work experience
An entry-level Management Assistant, with less than two years of experience, is paid an average of R 9 700 per month, according to za.recruitment.com. A Management Assistant, with two to five years of experience, is paid on average R 13 000 per month. A Management Assistant with five to ten years of experience is paid on average R 16 900 per month.

You must apply for your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma once you have completed your Management Assistant: NATED N6 Certificate and 18 months work experience. 

The following are the steps you must take:

  1. Complete the Application Form
  2. Attach a copy of your ID or Passport.
  3. Attach copies of your N4, N5, and N6 Certificates 
  4. Attach a signed logbook from the Manager attesting to your work experience
  5. Submit your application through Matric College to the Department of Higher Education and Training

NATED Courses have their own N Levels. N Levels do not correspond to any level of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). They show you what level of a NATED course you are taking. Here are the NQF equivalence of N levels:

N LEVELNQF LEVEL
N1NQF LEVEL 2
N2NQF LEVEL 3
N3NQF LEVEL 4
N4NQF LEVEL 5
N5NQF LEVEL 5
N6NQF LEVEL 5
N6 National DiplomaNQF LEVEL 6

A National Certificate typically indicates that you have achieved attained a foundational level of Higher Education knowledge and skills. You will be able to apply your abilities on the job and increase your overall productivity after completing a Certificate course.

The NATED National Diploma in Management Assistant has 360 credits. The following are the credits for the NATED Management Assistant courses:

COURSECREDITS
Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate60
Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate60
Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate60
18 months work experience180
Management assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma360

There is a distinction between the two Diplomas. They were made for a variety of goals and exit outcomes. They do, however, both have an NQF level of 6. The following are the other distinctions:

NATIONAL N DIPLOMANATIONAL DIPLOMA
  • The Department of Higher Education and Training created this course (DHET)
  • It takes anywhere from 6 months to 4 years to complete.
  • Has both practical and theoretical components
  • Is career-oriented
  • Qualifications broken into parts, N1, N2, N3, N4, N5, and N6
  • Course designed by University or College
  • Takes 1 to 3 years to complete
  • Has theory only
  • Is academic-oriented
  • Only one qualification

How Do I Study Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate?

Here is the process upon successful registration with Matric College:

  1. Within 5 -7 days you will receive your course material by courier
  2. Attempt your first assignment and more thereafter
  3. Submit your assignment
  4. Get help from your tutor in the areas that you are struggling with
  5. Study for your exams
  6. Pass your exams 
  7. Get certified by the Department of Higher Education and Training

Where Can I Study Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate?

You can study your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate with Matric College.

When Can I Start Studying Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate?

You can start studying the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate today. Fill in the form below to contact one of our course experts. You will be advised on all that you need to know about the Management Assistant: NATED Programme.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you can study NATED Management Assistant without Matric. A Matric Equivalent Qualification is acceptable. Here are the Matric Equivalent Qualifications that are acceptable:

No, N6 is not equal to a Diploma. What is equal to a Diploma is the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma. The Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate is NQF level 5 while the Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma is NQF level 6.

No, you can not go to University with an N6 Certificate. What you will need to do after your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate, is to complete 18 months work experience to gain your Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma.

Yes, Management Assistants are in demand. The NATED Management Assistant Programme offers scarce skills that are in demand in South Africa. You have a high chance of getting employed when you complete your NATED Management Assistant courses.

No, N6 is not equivalent to a Degree, an N6 National Certificate is NQF level 5. An N6 National Diploma is NQF level 6 while a Degree is NQF level 7.

No, an Office Receptionist is the first point of contact when someone calls or visits an organisation. An Office Assistant have administrative duties. An Office Receptionist may report to an Office Assistant.

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Author: Collin Wilbesi
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: March 4, 2022

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