Office Administration – Buffalo City TVET College NCV Programme

Office Administration – Buffalo City TVET College NCV Programme

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION

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The National Certificate Office Administration is an Office Administration qualification at each of Levels 2, 3 and 4 of the NQF. This qualification is designed to provide both the theory and practice of Office Administration.

The practical component of study may be offered in a real workplace environment or in a simulated workplace environment. It will provide students with an opportunity to experience work situations during the period of study.

 Minimum Entry Requirements

For entry into the National Certificate Office Administration at NQF Level 2, you require:

  • A year end school report from Grade 9, 10,11 or 12 or
  • An NQF Level 1 qualification, or
  • An approved bridging programme designed for the specific purpose to access NQF Level 2, or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment to meet the basic requirements for access to NQF Level 2.

 Qualification Duration

The National Certificate Office Administration qualification is a full year programme at each of the NQF levels of study.
A student is issued with a certificate on the successful completion of each level of study, that is, Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4.

 Subjects That Makes Up A National Certificate Office Administration

In order to obtain a National Certificate Office Administration, a student is required to study a total of 7 subjects. These include 3 fundamental subjects and 4 vocational subjects, of which 3 are compulsory and 1 is optional.

 Fundamental Subjects

  • Language-which must be the language of teaching and learning
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation

 Vocational Subjects

The vocational subjects in the National Certificate Office Administration are:

  • Business Practice
  • Office Practice
  • Office Data Processing
  • Contact Centre
  • Personal Assistance

These subjects are offered at each of the different NQF levels of study in the National Certificate Office Administration qualification.

 Vocational Activities

The holder of the National Certificate office Administration will be able:

  • Co-ordinate office correspondence
  • Type letters, reports, memoranda, agendas, minutes
  • Maintain equipment and stationery supplies
  • Perform receptionist duties
  • Co-ordinate and organize functions
  • Organise meetings, staff travel itineraries and accommodation
  • Operate office equipment
  • Become a call centre operator

 Career Opportunities

The National Certificate Office Administration provides an opportunity to access careers in any of the sectors listed below:

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Office Management
  • Office Administration
  • Freight Forwarder
  • Human Resource Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Private Secretary
  • Front Line Reception
  • Recruitment of Employment Agent
  • Legal Secretarial Services
  • Personal and  General Services
  • Self employment
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