Secretarial Courses

Secretarial Courses

Our Secretarial Courses

NATED Legal Secretary Programme

NATED Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary: NATED N4 National Certificate

Legal Secretary N4 is the the introductory course for you to pursue a career in a a law environment. It is the first of the three courses that you can study.

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Legal Secretary: NATED N5 National Certificate

This N5 Legal Secretary course is the second step in achieving your Legal Secretary qualification. Enrol with us for our Legal Secretary course today.

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Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Certificate course gives you the opportunity to start an exciting career working as a Legal Secretary in a Law Firm.

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NATED Legal Secretary

Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma

The Legal Secretary: NATED N6 National Diploma course gives you the work experience required to become a successful Legal Secretary in a reputable Law Firm.

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NATED Management Assistant Programme

NATED Management Assistant

Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate

The Management Assistant: NATED N4 National Certificate is a good course to complete if you are interested in managing a team or assisting in managing one.

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NATED Management Assistant

Management Assistant: NATED N5 National Certificate

The Management Assistant NATED N5 National Certificate teaches the best office practices. You will learn about communication, office practice and Information.

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NATED Management Assistant

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Certificate

A Management Assistant is an important role in any business. Offices run because of Management Assistants. It is a rewarding career. There are a variety of roles.

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NATED Management Assistant

Management Assistant: NATED N6 National Diploma

The Management Assistant NATED N6 National Diploma equips you with work experience. This prepares you to work in the Management Assistant field.

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ICB Office Administration Programme

ICB Office Administration National Diploma

Office Administration: ICB National Diploma

The ICB Office Administration National Diploma is the final qualification that you will receive from FASSET and a courses compilation courses from the ICB

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ICB Office Administration Higher Certificate

Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate

Study the Office Administration ICB Higher Certificate and learn the skills and knowledge to set yourself up for a rewarding career and sector a better future.

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ICB Office Admin National certificate

Office Administration: ICB National Certificate

The ICB Office Administration National Certificate course gives you the foundation of how to work in an office environment.

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Secretarial courses are courses that equip students with knowledge and skills on secretarial duties. If you want to work in an office setting performing secretarial duties, you should study our Secretarial courses. You will be able to: 

  • Gain management skills 
  • Gain administrative skills 
  • Find employment 
  • Work in an office setting 
  • Be able to further your studies

What Are Secretarial Courses?

Secretarial courses are courses that focus on both management and administrative skills. They equip you with skills needed in different office settings. The Secretarial courses offered at Matric College are ICB and NATED courses. The ICB Secretarial courses are designed by ICB and equip students with skills and knowledge that prepare them for work. NATED Secretarial courses are designed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) specifically to prepare students for the work environment.

Matric College offers NATED courses as part of its partnership with Bellview Institute of Distance Learning.

NATED Legal Secretary Courses

Legal Secretary NATED N4 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 66880
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: Level 5 
Qualification Title: Legal Secretary NATED N4 National Certificate
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration: 6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

  • Must have a Matric Certificate (Amended Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate)
  • Be able to read, write and understand 
  • Be at least 16 or older 
  • The study through distance learning 

Course Subjects 

Compulsory Subjects 

  • Office Practice N4
  • Mercantile Law N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4

Legal Secretary NATED N5 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 66959
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: Level 5 
Qualification Title: Legal Secretary NATED N5 National Certificate
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration: 6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

  • Must have completed the Legal Secretary NATED N4 National Certificate
  • Be at least 16 or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand 
  • The study through distance learning
  • You must have a Matric Certificate (Amended Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate) 

Course Subjects 

  • Information Processing N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Legal Practice N5
  • Communication N5

Legal Secretary NATED N6 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 67004
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: Level 5 
Qualification Title: Legal Secretary NATED N6 National Certificate
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration: 6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

Compulsory Subjects

  • Information Processing N6
  • Legal Practice N6
  • Office Practice N6
  • Mercantile Law N5

Legal Secretary NATED N6 National Diploma

SAQA ID: 67035
Course Credits: 360
NQF Level: Level 6 
Qualification Title: Legal Secretary NATED N6 National Diploma
Qualification Type: National N Diploma
Course Duration: 18 to 36 months 

Entry Requirements 

What Will I Learn In The Legal Secretary NATED Programme?

  • Learn to create legal documents 
  • Knowledge of legal practices 
  • How to work on a computer 
  • Learn to speak as a legal professional
NATED Legal Secretary

Management Assistant NATED N4 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 66876
Course Credits: 60
NQF Level: Level 5
Qualification Title: Management Assistant NATED N4 National Certificate
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration: 6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

  • Must have a Matric Certificate or Matric Equivalent Qualification 
  • Be 16 years or older
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Be able to study through distance learning

Course Subjects

Compulsory Subjects:

  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4

Management Assistant NATED N5 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 66956 
Course Credits: 60 
NQF Level: Level 5 
Qualification Title: Management Assistant NATED N5 National Certificate
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration: 6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements

  • Must have completed the Management Assistant  NATED N4 National Certificate
  • You must have a Matric Certificate (Amended Senior Certificate or National Senior Certificate)
  • Be 16 years or older
  • Be able to read, write and understand English
  • Be able to study through distance learning

Course Subjects 

Compulsory subjects:

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

Management Assistant NATED N6 National Certificate

SAQA ID: 67001
Course Credits: 60 
NQF Level: Level 5 
Qualification Title: Management Assistant NATED N6 National Certificate
Qualification Type: National N Certificate 
Course Duration:  6 to 12 months 

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

Compulsory subjects:

  • Office Practice N6
  • Information Processing N6
  • Public Relations N5
  • Computer Practice N6

Management Assistant NATED N6 National Diploma

SAQA ID: 67033
Course Credits: 360 
NQF Level: Level 6
Qualification Title: Management Assistant NATED N6 National Diploma
Qualification Type: National N Diploma 
Course Duration: 18 to 36 months 

Entry Requirements 

What Will I Learn In The Management Assistant NATED Programme?

  • How to start a company 
  • Learn how businesses are managed 
  • Understand the fundamentals of finance 
  • Become familiar with how government policies are applied in the business world
  • Understanding of municipal policies that govern businesses
  • Communicate effectively in the role of a Management Assistant
  • Analysing financial reports
  • Learn how to use a computer for duties such as emailing and researching on the internet
NATED Management Assistant

You can study a Secretarial course at Matric College. We are a distance learning college. This means you study from home. Students are our top priority. We have the following to assist while you study from home: 

Yes, you need a qualification to be a Secretary. However, you can work in a Secretarial position without qualifications. It is easier to find employment with a qualification. Companies can trust a candidate with a qualification over a candidate without any. If you want to become a Secretary, make sure you study for a secretarial course that will equip you with the relevant knowledge and skills.

It takes 18 to 36 months to complete a NATED Legal Secretary or a NATED Management Assistant Secretarial course at Matric College.

There is one final exam for each Secretarial course subject. To pass the exams you must get 50% and higher. There are also 3 open book assignments for each subject in each Certificate course. You must aim for 50% or higher to pass these assignments. You can use your study material to help you find answers. Secretarial courses consist of exams and assignments. 

The exams are written in the following period: 

  • May / June 
  • October / November

The exam registration opportunities are open in the following period: 

  • February, if you would like to write your exam in May / June 
  • August, if you would like to write your exam in October / November

Yes, once you have completed the N6 NATED National Diploma, you will graduate. We host graduation ceremonies for our students through online platforms to celebrate their achievements. Your NATED N6 National Diploma Qualification is awarded to you by the DHET. They send it to you once you have completed a Secretarial NATED course.

Yes, the NATED Secretarial courses (Legal Secretary and Management Assistant) are accredited by the DHET and the QCTO. Accreditation ensures that you gain an education that is of quality standard.

Yes, the Secretarial Legal Secretary NATED and the Management Assistant NATED courses are recognised by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) which is why they both have SAQA numbers.

Yes, being a Secretary is a good career. As a Secretary, you play an important role in an office setting. You perform tasks that keep a company operating smoothly. This career can boost your confidence and help you feel better about yourself. 

By performing your duties, you reduce pressure on the company. You remind Managers of their calendar appointments and ensure all office activities are attended to. You create an organised environment for yourself and other employees by organising office systems. 

You are in charge of the company’s most important duties and without you, the office environment would be challenging.

Yes, you can work an entry-level Secretarial position without experience. However, it is advisable that you study for a Secretarial course that will help you find employment easy. 

Having a qualification is important because it lets the employer know the following about you: 

  • You can handle work tasks 
  • Training will not be intensive
  • You will be able to learn quickly

You may want to become a Secretary because it sounds like a fancy profession, which it is. However, you must choose a career that you love and have an interest in. This makes it easy to study the course until you complete it. If you have the following qualities, then you should study a Secretarial course and become a Secretary. 

  • You want to work in an office
  • You can handle multiple tasks
  • You work under the supervision of a Manager
  • You enjoy typing
  • You are naturally organised
  • You can work with paperwork
  • You are interested in Secretarial duties 
  • You have a passion to become a Secretary

You pass a Secretarial interview by answering the questions correctly and honestly. Employers want someone they can trust. As a Secretary, you work with Managers on duties such as helping them set meetings. Sometimes they may ask you to run a personal errand and you must be someone who they know will keep their information safe. This is why it is important to be honest from the first day. 

When you answer interview questions, make sure you think before you answer and speak fluently. If you do not have an answer, be honest about it.

A Secretary can sometimes be referred to as an Assistant, Personal Assistant (PA), Clerk or Administrator.

  • You arrive at work on time 
  • You communicate professionally with the staff 
  • You meet deadlines 
  • You are organised 
  • You perform your tasks on time and effectively 
  • You keep the company updated on new activities

The Executive Secretary is the highest paying career in the secretarial field. They earn an average salary of R267 806 per year. The average salary per month is R22 317.

Office Administration: ICB National Certificate

SAQA ID: 23618
Course Credits: 120
NQF Level: 5
Qualification Title: Office Administration: ICB National Certificate
Qualification Type: National Certificate
Course Duration: 18 – 24 months 

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

  • Business and Office Administration
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice
  • Business Literacy
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations

Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate

SAQA ID: 23619
Course Credits: 240
NQF Level: 5
Qualification Title: Office Administration: ICB Higher Certificate
Qualification Type: Higher Certificate
Course Duration: 9 – 18 months 

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

  • Business and Office Administration (BOA2)
  • Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)
  • Economics (ECON)

Office Administration: ICB National Diploma

SAQA ID: 35958
Course Credits: 360
NQF Level: 6
Qualification Title: Office Administration: ICB National Diploma
Qualification Type: National Diploma
Course Duration: 9 to 36 months 

Entry Requirements 

Course Subjects 

  • Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3)
  • Financial Statements (FNST)
  • Management (MGMT)

What Will I Learn? 

  • You will learn to draw a business plan 
  • Learn to work in a business setting 
  • Learn the rights and laws of business 
  • Learn to make fundamental calculations 
  • Management of an office in a business setting 
  • Learn strategies to reduce business costs and increase profits 
  • Learn regulations expected in a company as well as

Office Administration is defined as the daily set of activities that consist of: 

  • Planning 
  • Organising 
  • Administering 
  • Distributing

The ICB Office Administration is a secretarial course. This course equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge needed to qualify to work in a secretarial field. With an ICB Office Administration Qualification, you can work as a: 

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Customer Relations Officer
  • Accounts Clerk
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Front Office Manager

To study the ICB Office Administration, you need a Matric Certificate or Matric Equivalent Certificate.

No, you cannot study the ICB Office administration without Matric. If you do not have Matric, you can study the following courses to gain a Matric Certificate or Matric Equivalent Qualification. 

Adult Matric 

The Requirements For Adult Matric:

  • You must have at least a Grade 9 or equivalent qualification, 
    • ie: Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) Level 4
  • You have an incomplete Matric 
  • You must be able to read, write and understand English or Afrikaans 
  • You must be 21 years or older to write the exams 
  • You may sign up for the Adult Matric at the age of 19 years old, but you will only be able to write the Adult Matric exam once you are over 21

Once you have completed this course, you will be awarded a Matric Certificate. You can use this to apply for the ICB Office Administration Programme

Matric Equivalent Certificates 

ICB Small Business Financial Management course 

 Entry Requirements:

  • Grade 11 Certificate OR Equivalent Qualification 
  • Be 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English    
  • Be able to study via distance learning 

Once you have completed the ICB Small Business Financial Management course, you will be awarded a Matric Equivalent Certificate. 

ICB Junior Bookkeeping: Certificate (SAQA ID: 58375)

Entry Requirements:

  • Grade 10 Certificate
  • Be 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English    
  • Be able to study via distance learning 

Once you have completed this course, you will be awarded a Grade 11 Certificate. You can use the Grade 11 Certificate to apply for the ICB FET Bookkeeping course.

ICB FET Bookkeeping course (SAQA ID:58376)

Entry Requirements: 

  • Successful completion of the ICB Bookkeeping Certificate OR be a qualified Certified Junior Bookkeeper
  • Be 16 years or older 
  • Be able to read, write and understand English    
  • Be able to study via distance learning 

Once you have completed the ICB FET Bookkeeping Certificate course, you will be awarded a Matric Equivalent Certificate. You can use this to apply for the ICB Office Administration Programme.

An ICB Office Administration courses take 9 to 36 months to complete.

You can use the ICB Office Administration Qualification to do the following:

  • Find employment
  • Study further

Find Employment

You can use the ICB Office Administration to look for employment in different workplaces. Your qualification allows you to work in many office departments. You can work in a:

  • Educational office
  • Governmental department
  • Private companies
  • Public companies

Study Further

You can use the ICB Office Administration to study further. You can do the following:

  • Jump to a different ICB Programme
  • Study a different course
Jump To A Different ICB Programme

ICB courses work interchangeably. Some ICB subjects are similar in different ICB Programmes.

For example, the ICB Office Administration and the ICB Financial Accounting Programme both have Cost and Management Accounting as a subject. This means if you move from the ICB Office Administration Programme to the ICB Financial Accounting Programme, you would not have to study the Cost and Management Accounting subject because you have studied it already. This makes switching from one ICB programme to another easy.

Below is a table with the ICB Programmes and their subjects. The highlighted subjects are the ones that repeat themselves throughout the Programmes. If you move from one programme to another, you will only study the subjects that are not highlighted.

ICB Office AdministrationICB Business ManagementICB Financial Accounting
First Course (Certificate)
Business and Office Administration 1Business Management 1Bookkeeping To Trial Balance
Bookkeeping To Trial BalanceBookkeeping to Trial BalancePayroll and Monthly SARS Returns
Business LiteracyBusiness LiteracyComputerised Bookkeeping
Marketing Management and Public Relations Business Literacy
Business Law and Administrative Practice  
Cost and Management Accounting  
Second Course (Higher Certificate)
Business And Office Administration 2Office and Legal PracticeFinancial Statements
Human Resources Management and Labour RelationsBusiness Management 2Cost and Management Accounting
EconomicsMarketing Management and Public Relations 
 Financial Statements 
 Human Resources Management and Labour Relations 
Third Course (Diploma)
Business and Office Administration 3Business Management 3Income Tax Returns
Financial StatementsFinancial Management and ControlBusiness Law and Accounting Control
Management  
Fourth Course (Diploma)
  Corporate Strategy
  Management Accounting Control Systems
  Financial Reporting and Regulatory Frameworks
  Research Theory and Practice
Study A Different Course 

You can further your studies by studying a different course. You can choose the following: 

These are courses accredited by the DHET and the QCTO. This increases your chances of finding employment to further your studies nationally. 

ICB courses are recognised globally. This increases your chances of gaining employment or furthering your studies anywhere in the world. 

Short Courses are not accredited but are beneficial because they offer specific skills that prepare you for work.

Yes, ICB Office Administration courses are accredited by the ICB and the QCTO. An accredited qualification helps you find work and employment easily. This is because accredited qualifications have these qualities: 

  • Monitored by a quality council 
  • Offers quality education 
  • Taught by a professional 
  • Consists of necessary skills and knowledge

Yes, ICB Office Administration courses are recognised nationally and internationally. These are the international bodies that recognised ICB Qualification and you can further your studies through them: 

  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants UK)
  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK)
  • IAB (International Association of Bookkeepers UK)
  • IAAP (International Association of Accounting Professionals UK)

The ICB Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) consists of three assignments and two tests. These are assessments that students must complete to pass an ICB course. The PoE is available for each subject in an ICB course.

The ICB student portal is the first of two ICB portals. Students use this portal to do the following: 

  • Register for an ICB course
  • Register for the ICB Exam (Matric College does NOT register students for exams)
  • You can download digital copies of certificates and other official documents
  • Pay your course fees  
  • Update your details

ICB MACCI is the second student portal. This portal is used by students to do the following: 

  • Get information about their course 
  • Complete their PoE
  • Write and make submissions of assignments 
  • Complete online tests

No, the ICB Office Administration does not have a board exam. A board exam is a set of tests used to determine if you qualify to work in a particular field. This is usually done for professionals such as Lawyers and Doctors.

There are different assessments in our ICB Secretarial course. These are assignments, tests and exams. There are two types of exams in the ICB Office Administration course. These are:

  • Online exams
  • Paper-based exams

Students enrolled in distance learning write their exams at an ICB-approved testing centre as well as online. ICB has implemented this option starting in April 2021.

Online Exams 

  • Written on the ICB MACCI Portal
  • Scheduled to be written from 01:00 pm to 04:30 pm.

Paper-Based Exams 

  • Written at a physical location booked by ICB
  • Scheduled to be written from 09:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Assignments 

How ICB Courses Are Assessed

Yes, Secretaries are in demand in South Africa. This is because they perform administrative and managerial duties which are required in many companies. This means that by studying a secretarial course at Matric College, you increase your chances of finding employment.

High Demand Statistics

A good Administrator has the following qualities: 

  • Very organised 
  • Knows how to multitask 
  • Works exceptionally well 
  • Meets deadlines 
  • Values teamwork 
  • Attention to detail 
  • Dedicated to the company vision

Our Accreditation

SAQA

The South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) is a professional body that maintains the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Our ICB and NATED Secretarial courses are registered with SAQA. This means you gain qualifications that meet quality standards and are recognised Nationally. You can use the qualifications you gain from these courses to look for employment or to further your studies.

DHET

The Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) is a professional body that accredits training providers and qualifications. They also design their courses which are offered by different training providers including Matric College. Our Secretarial courses are designed and accredited by the DHET. NATED stands for National Accredited Technical Education Diploma. This means you gain qualifications that are recognised nationally. This increases your chances to further your studies or look for employment anywhere in South Africa.

ICB

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is a professional body. They grant accreditation to different courses. Our Office Administration Secretarial courses are accredited by ICB and QCTO. These courses are recognised nationally and internationally. You can further your studies or look for employment in South Africa and overseas.

QCTO

The Quality Council of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) is a professional body that accredits occupational qualifications. The QCTO is a quality council and their role is to keep track of qualifications so that they keep providing quality standards. Our Secretarial courses are accredited by the QCTO. This means you gain qualifications that are of quality and increase your chances of finding employment.

Why Choose To Study Secretarial Courses via Distance Learning

  • Study from anywhere you are 

You can apply to study from anywhere you are. Anyone can study including people with busy schedules such as: 

  • Employees 
  • Employers 
  • Business owners 
  • International students 
  • Parents 
  • Study at your pace 

Study sessions can be adjusted. If you prefer studying late at night, you can set your study sessions for late hours. The same applies if you prefer studying early in the morning. This helps you study at your pace and increase your chances to pass. 

  • Save Money

Since there are no classes to travel to, you will be able to save your transport money. 

  • Study while you work 

You can work and study. You can set your study schedule for a time that will not be distracting to your work. This way you gain a qualification while you earn. 

  • Gain a skills-based qualification

You gain a qualification that focuses on skills building. This helps you gain skills that make you stand out when you look for employment.

Career Opportunities With A Secretarial Qualification

Legal Secretary NATED Qualification

  • Filing Clerk – R 5 803 per month 
  • Junior Conveyancing Assistant – R 8 320 per month 
  • Junior Legal Secretary – R 10 137 per month 
  • Personal Assistant – R 10 990 per month
  • Organise paperwork in order e.g based on dates or alphabets 
  • File data 
  • Update filing system 
  • Make and distribute copies of documents accordingly
  • Assists property Lawyers 
  • Draft contracts 
  • Sign off bond documents 
  • Review mortgages
  • Assist Lawyers 
  • Attend court proceedings 
  • Draft court case briefs 
  • Communicate with clients and court witnesses
  • Write reports 
  • Files records
  • Access records when required  
  • Schedule meetings

Management Assistant NATED Qualification

  • Private Secretary – R 11 613 per month 
  • Administrative Clerk – R 7 971 per month 
  • Assistant Manager – R 14 231 per month 
  • Executive Assistant – R 13 829 per month
  • Organise meetings 
  • Reply to messages, emails and calls 
  • Coordinate travel arrangements 
  • Order company supplies
  • Coordinate meetings 
  • Prepare reports 
  • Monitor office sully records 
  • Help prepare payroll
  • Assist managers 
  • Direct the staff 
  • Schedule meetings 
  • Review employee performances
  • Meet and greet visitors 
  • Purchase office supplies
  • Draft meeting minutes 
  • Monitor junior staff

ICB Office Administration

  • Junior Office Administrator – R 6 5 13 per month 
  • Administrative Manager – R 12 200 per month 
  • Office Assistant – R 6 1 83 per month
  • Marketing Administrator – R 10 831 per month
  • Look after filing system 
  • Schedule meetings 
  • Manage post and mail 
  • Track stock and office supplies
  • Manage the administrative team 
  • Train new staff 
  • Improve business policies 
  • Manage office maintenance
  • Send and reply to emails 
  • Maintain files 
  • Perform basic bookkeeping 
  • Resolve minor office concerns
  • Manage social media pages 
  • Create advertisements designs 
  • Post content on web pages 
  • Prepare marketing presentations

Benefits Of Studying At Matric College

  • Study from anywhere you are 
  • Get course assistance on your assessments from tutors 
  • Receive your study material from us 
  • Get details about your chosen course from our course experts 
  • Study with or without a Matric Qualification  
  • Set your study sessions 
  • Study at the pace that suits you best 
  • Gain recognised qualifications

ICB is the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers. They are an Independent External  Examination Body that sets external assessments. Their ICB courses are offered through training providers that are registered with the ICB or the DHET. Matric College is a training provider that also offers ICB courses and other courses.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) is 91 years old. ICB has been providing educational services globally since 1931.

Administrator Manager
Train Junior Administrators Hire new employees
Receives and answers calls Receives concerns and resolves them
Coordinates meetings Has meetings with Executive Managers and clients
Types employee programmes Lead employee programmes
Purchases and monitor office supplies Monitors employee productivity in the office
Keeps the company organised Keeps the company working

You should study an ICB Office Administration course because you gain the following: 

  • It is accredited 
  • It is recognised 
  • It is a scarce skill qualification

NATED is an acronym that stands for National Accredited Technical Education Diploma. 

What Do Secretaries Study?

To become a Secretary or work in a Secretarial career, you can study Secretarial courses at Matric College. We offer the following: 

No, you do not need a Degree Qualification to become a Secretary. You can work as a Secretary with a Certificate or Diploma Qualification. However, if you want to study a Degree Qualification to be more equipped in the secretarial field, you can do so. It will be an advantage when you look for employment.

A Secretary works 40 hours a week. This is about 8 hours daily. However, working hours differ from company to company.

A lot of Secretaries are females because in the early 1950s and 1960s most women worked as Secretaries. They did this because the career was easy to follow. They could work as Secretaries without a qualification required. Women only had to be trained on Secretarial duties and this was how they qualified to work. Although today more females still work in secretarial positions, the career is not strictly for women. Men can also work in the Secretarial field.

Every career is challenging. Being a Secretary requires dedication and commitment just like all careers. However, the career is easier if you have either been trained for it or educated in a Secretarial field. To study a Secretarial course, you can apply at Matric College.

Author: Mulisa Nethononda
Editor: Amy Venter
Date Published: March 17, 2022