Certificate: Office Administration (ICB Foundation Level)

R22 340.00

With the Office Administration course, you will learn all about business communication; bookkeeping up to trial balance; be able to apply your basic knowledge of cost and management accounting; and use your basic skills in marketing and public relations, business law and administrative practice.


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Course code: C00836



Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1)

Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB)

Business Literacy (BUSL)

Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR)

Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP)

Cost and Management Accounting (CMA)


What can my job title be?

Junior Office Administrator


Office Assistant

Public Relations Officer

Marketing Administrator

Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent

Course type: Accredited

SAQA ID: NQF L5 (SAQA ID: 23618)

Minimum credits: 120

Quality assurance partner: The International Certifications for Business (ICB)

Quality council: The Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)

Certification: Certificate: Office Administration

Certification issued by: ICB and Fasset

Assessment information:

2 to 3 formative assessments per subject. Submitted to and marked by Optimi College.

1 Portfolio of Evidence per subject. All Portfolios of Evidence are digital. Your Portfolio of Evidence is completed on Macci, the ICB’s digital platform, when you register for your exam. The Portfolio of Evidence has a deadline determined by the ICB. You need to pass and complete your Portfolio of Evidence to be allowed access to the exam.

      • Phase 1: 1 assignment and 1 test (both online, auto-marked, open book)
      • Phase 2: 1 assignment and 1 test (both online, auto-marked, open book)
      • Phase 3: 1 assignment (download, complete, upload, hand-marked, open book)

1 final exam per subject. Online (hand-marked) or paper-based at a venue (hand marked)


Pass requirements:

      • 30% of your final mark comes from your Portfolio of Evidence.
      • 70% of your final mark comes from the final exam.
      • You need at least 50% in the final exam to pass.
      • You need at least 60% overall to pass.


Exam information:

Exams can be written in February, May, August and November each year.


Exam fees:

Please note that your exam fees are not included in the course fee and may be subject to change.

      • Annual student registration fee: R400.00
      • Exam fee per subject: R730.00
      • Exam late entry fee per subject: R550.00
      • Exam postponement fee per subject: R300.00
      • Exam re-mark and examiners report: R1 150.00
      • Private invigilator admin fee (Prior approval required): R2 000.00

Course fee: R22 340.00

Deposit: R2 660.00

Monthly instalment: R984.00

Payment duration: 20 months

Study duration: 23 months

Dedicated support team

Dedicated lecturer

Orientation session

Study calendar

Online student check-ins

Deep dive sessions

Live online lectures

Recorded online lectures

Interactive quizzes and exam preparation

Online forum interaction with peers and lecturer

Exam booking assistance

Study material and courier delivery included

Online classroom access