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False Bay College Business Studies

Office Administrator nqf Level 5


Full Time Studies
About this Programme

About this programme

This programme is perfect for those of you who want to learn a little bookkeeping and a lot of all-round office knowledge.

By learning about all the elements that contribute to a smooth-running office, you will be able to help out in just about any department.

Admission requirements

Minimum Admission requirements

Grade 12

Career Opportunities

CAREER opportunities

  • Junior Office Administrator
  • Receptionist
  • Office Assistant
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Administrator


This is an 18 month full-time course.

Course Content

Course content

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


English First Additional Language:

English language skills and content will be refined: Listening and Speaking, Reading and Viewing, Writing and Presenting, Language and Communication in Practice.

Life Orientation:

Life Orientation is the study of the self in relation to others and to society. This subject addresses knowledge, values, attitudes and skills about the self, the environment, responsible citizenship, a healthy and productive life, social engagement, recreation and physical activity, and career choices.

Mathematics / Mathematical Literacy:

Mathematical Literacy provides students with an awareness of and understanding of the role that mathematics plays in the modern world. Mathematical Literacy is a subject driven by life-related applications of mathematics.

Business and Office Administration:

Office administration is the system of arranging, sorting out, organising and controlling office exercises with a view to accomplish business targets.

Bookkeeping and Trial Balance:

A trial balance is a bookkeeping worksheet in which the balance of all ledgers is compiled into debit and credit account column totals that are equal. A company prepares a trial balance periodically, usually at the end of every reporting period.

Business Literacy:

The ability to read and write about business, knowledge, and education for employees about the company’s business to operate and achieve its financial goals.

Marketing Management and Public Relations:

Public relations is about selling the company or brand through positively managing the communication channels between a company and its stakeholders. Overall, marketing activities are trying to achieve direct revenue, while PR is trying to drive a positive reputation through an effective PR strategy.

Business Law and Administrative Practice:

The Importance of Business Law and Administrative Practice: The Basics. Business law serves to maintain order among businesses, brands, and companies alike. It protects the rights of the company, and of the people who work there, and helps to establish a certain standard for how things should be run.

Cost and Management Accounting:

Cost and management accounting provides data and analyses reports that can be used by managers to make decisions that will lead to long term profits and growth.

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