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Why Should I Study an ICB Office Administration Course?

The ICB courses are a very good option when it comes to your studies. This is because not only are the ICB courses accredited but they are also recognised nationally and internationally. This means that you are automatically more employable than other people out there. Another great advantage is that with some of the ICB programmes you could even get a degree.

What Does an Office Manager do?ICB Office Administration

Office Administrators do a lot of different things like:

  • Managing the admin staff and delegating work.
  • Setting up meetings.
  • Drawing up agendas.
  • Making travel arrangements.
  • Answering phones.
  • Creating and updating records.
  • Making sure the office has all the supplies it needs and ordering what the office needs.
  • Creating and submitting reports.
  • Helping all staff whenever possible.

Office Administrators perform a combination of secretarial, managerial, and administrative tasks every day. This all helps to make an office run smoothly and function properly. Nothing can be achieved in an office that does not work properly or have the correct tools to function.

What Courses are Available?

The ICB offers five different study programmes that you can choose from. These programmes are Financial Accounting, Public Sector Accounting, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Office Administration.

The Office Administration Programme consists of three separate courses. These courses are:

  • ICB National Certificate: Office Administration
  • ICB Higher Certificate: Office Administration
  • ICB Diploma: Office Administration Course

Each of these courses builds on the previous course.

ICB National Certificate: Office Administration

The first of the three courses is 18 months long and requires you to have Matric if you want to study it. You will study the following subjects:

  • Introduction to Business English
  • Business and Office Administration 1
  • Bookkeeping to Trial Balance
  • Business Literacy
  • Marketing Management and Public Relations
  • Business Law and Administrative Practice
  • Cost and Management Accounting

These subjects will form the basis of everything you will learn going forward. You will need to study this course before you can study the next one in the programme.

ICB National Certificate: Office Administration

The second course in the programme will take you nine months to complete. You will study the seven subjects you studied in the first course but you will also study three new subjects. The new subjects are Business and Office Administration 2, Human Resources Management and Labour Relations, and Economics.

Once you successfully complete this course you can study the final diploma course in the programme.

ICB Diploma: Office Administration Course

The final 9-month course adds three more subjects namely Business and Office Administration 3, Financial Statements, and Management. Once you finish the course you will be able to apply for jobs such as Office Manager, Public Relations Manager, or Administrative Manager.

Want to Become an Office Administrator?

If you want to study an ICB Office Administration course you can contact one of the training providers and they will help you take the necessary steps further. After registering with one of them you’ll have to register with the ICB via the ICB Learner Portal. Take the first step toward a brighter future and a great career today!

Last Updated: April 12, 2019

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