This IIE qualification is an entry-level qualification that is vocational, and industry orientated. It encapsulates introductory knowledge in the areas of general business administration within an offic environment and will prepare the successful graduate for a position in the business environment. If you would like an office job or are looking for a career in office administration, then this qualification is for you.

POSSIBLE CAREERS

• Receptionist

• Secretary

• General Office Administrator

• Personal Assistant

• Events Coordinator/Administrator

• Virtual Personal Assistant

SKILLS YOU WILL DEVELOP

As a student of this IIE qualification you will develop your administration and management support skills. Your communication skills and other related vocational skills.

DURATION

Full-time: This is a one-year full-time qualification offered by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) at Rosebank College. Full-time lectures take place during the day on weekdays at the following campuses: Braamfontein, Cape Town, Durban CBD, and Pretoria CBD.


THE WEIGHT YOUR FUTURE QUALIFICATION CARRIES

The IIE Higher Certificate in Office Administration is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and is registered by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) as a 120-credit qualification on Level 5 (SAQA ID No:  73371). On successful completion, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Office Administration from The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE), a leading registered private provider of higher education in South Africa.

STUDY FURTHER WITH IIE PATHWAYS

The Independent Institute of Education (THE IIE) offers you the opportunity to start with a higher certificate and progress into a diploma or degree.  There are several pathways offered at IIE Rosebank College that enable access to higher-level qualifications.  Speak to the student advisor for more information. 


Minimum Admission Requirements EnglishNotes
NSC: HC pass with30% 
NC(V): HC pass with 40% 
SC: Endorsement -none33.3% 
SC(a): HC pass withA minimum of 30% in LOLT in NSC/ SC(a) OR with a min. of 33.3% in SC
InternationalA SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence with at least 30% or equivalent for English.
 
Senate Discretionary AdmissionsMature Age ExemptionCandidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills; OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)Where candidates do not satisfy the formal admission requirements for this qualification, The IIE may consider an admission application in terms of the Credit Accumulation and Transfer, Recognition of Prior Learning and Qualification Completion Policy (IIE010).
General Education Development (GED) - An USA qualification developed by the American Council on Education (ACE)Candidates with a GED qualification may be admitted if they have a SAQA Evaluation Certificate with NSC L4 equivalence as well as NBT: AQL results and have obtained a score of at least 37 for Academic Literacy (AL) and a score of at least 37 for Quantitative Literacy (QL).
OQSF QualificationsCandidates with an OQSF Level 5 or N4-N6 qualifications or combination of N3 and SC subjects, or an NSC (FET Colleges) with N3 subjects may be admitted to Higher Certificate Studies.



Candidates must have attempted the Senior Certificate or equivalent, attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years' work experience and proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communication skills, OR Candidates must have attained the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

If you are an international student, you must ensure that:

  • you have an equivalent qualification to the aforementioned;
  • your equivalent qualification is evaluated by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA);
  • you have a valid study visa issued in the name of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) that covers the duration of your studies.  ​

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Industry

Commerce

Programme Type

Higher Certificate

COURSE OUTLINE

  • End User Computing C
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Business Management 1B
  • Office Administration 1A
  • Office Administration 1B
  • Work Integrated Learning 1
  • Digital and Academic Literacies
  • Introduction Quantitative Thinking and Techniques

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

 

To be awarded this qualification, a minimum final year mark of 50% for each module must be achieved.

 This factsheet is valid for the 2021 academic year only.

Free software is available to all registered IIE Rosebank College students. The software includes and is not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook, which come with Office 365 bundle. Students can access the software using their RCONNECT email address at FTP//10.118.180.17/.

 

NB: this fact sheet is accurate at the time of publication.  The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE) reserves the right to alter any of the content prior to commencement of registration due to changes in regulation, policy, market requirements or any other valid reason."