Higher Certificate in Office Management

SAQA ID: 100806, NQF Level 5 (Credits: 120)

Would you like to improve efficiency and productivity in the office?  Enhance your office capabilities and upskill your career.

Course Objectives

Organisations require good administrative and management systems to increase efficiency, promote employee performance and ensure a smooth flow of work.  The programme, through Lyceum is structured to enhance your administrative skills and enable you to manage the office environment more effectively. 

A Certificate in Office Management will give you the opportunity to progress in the office environment and achieve successful organisational goals.

The contents provides theoretical and practical insight into office management as well as basic issues and requirements to positively contribute to a business environment.

Successful candidates will grow their industry-related skills to help increase their employment opportunities. The skill set required to be promoted to a higher level of office management will also be achieved or will have the required skill set to be promoted to higher level office management. 

The qualification will also grant you access to other Lyceum Programmes on NQF Level 6 and 7.

Lyceum’s Commitment

Our certificates are uniquely structured by professionals in the field to meet the demands of the South African Society.  We are committed to ensuring our students are equipped with industry relevant skills and gain comprehensive knowledge to make a valuable contribution in South Africa and succeed in their chosen career.

Careers You Can Pursue

Learners could pursue a career as a/an: 

  • Office Manager / Administrator
  • Event Co-ordinator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Marketing Assistant

Gaining Entrance

To study this course, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate or equivalent.

Length of Time

Minimum - One (1) year of study (part-time)

Maximum - Two (2) years of study (part-time)


Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a Higher Certificate in Office Management.

This is a higher education programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET).

Contents of Course

The programme covers the following subjects:

  • Business Communication
  • Office Management
  • Concepts of Management Computing
  • Law and Procedure of Meetings
  • Management & Principle Techniques

Electives (select one)

  • Marketing Management 1
  • Human Resources Management 1
  • Cost & Management Accounting 1
  • Public Relations 1
  • Financial Accounting 1
  • Quality Management 1

For further information, please refer to the fact sheet.

Learning Material

Your study material will be supplied in a choice of formats (digital only or a combination of printed and digital format).  Prescribed textbooks are excluded and must be procured by the student.  Please see: (Terms and Conditions).

Guidelines for Assignments and Examinations

Lyceum is committed to guiding you through the submission of your assignments and ensuring that you are registered for your examinations. 

Please see the following information below, to ensure that your process goes smoothly.

Assessments consist of:

  • One assignment (formative assessment) and
  • A final examination (summative assessment) for each subject.

All assignments for the year must be submitted in order to qualify for the exams.

Please ensure all your assignments are submitted on time.  If you have missed a deadline, you may re-submit at a small cost.

Your final mark for each subject will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignment contributes 20% towards the final mark
  • Examination contributes 80% towards the final mark

If your assignment mark is low:

If you submit an assignment for a specific subject and fail, you do not have to re-submit a further assignment prior to writing the “supplementary” examination.  The assignment mark will automatically be carried over.  However if the assignment mark is low, and you wish to re-do the assignment, you may apply to the examinations section for a copy of the new assignment (at the prescribed fee) and may then re-submit the assignment on or before the new due date.

Progress Further

If you would like to pursue your studies further, please enquire with our Lyceum Sales Consultants for more information.

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