Part-Time Short Learning Programme CertificateOffice Administration and ComputersSaturday classes start 27 July 2024

(Endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management – CIBM)

About this Programme

Understanding of office administration and having fundamental computer skills is crucial to the day-to-day business activities of any organisation.  A competent administration function that includes effective record keeping, dealing with customers in a professional manner, creating and maintaining effective administration processes and proper financial planning are key to the efficiency, productivity and success of a business.  This Short Learning Programme (SLP) in Office Administration and Computer Fundamentals will broaden your knowledge and skills in this field of study.

Programme outline

The following topics will be covered in the programme:

The business environment

The role of business in the satisfaction of needs
Business as a system and the business environments
The office administrator fits in a business

Customer service

The reception area, receiving and assisting visitors
Health and safety in the reception area

Support services

Information systems, handling mail and diary management
Petty cash and stock control meetings

Communication skills (personal and virtual)

Virtual online communication skills (such as Zoom and others) and telephone skills
Written communication and presentations
Verbal and non-verbal communication

Computer skills

MS Word Level 1
MS Excel Level 1

Admission requirements

You are required to have knowledge, comprehension and application of the English language at Grade 10 or equivalent.  Student must be 16 or older.

How will I be certified on completion of this programme?

On successful completion of the programme you will be awarded a Unigrad Short Learning Programme Certificate in Office Administration and Computer Fundamentals endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM).

Programme fee

Contact Unigrad and speak to any student career consultant for course fee information. 

Are there any additional costs?

No.  Prescribed course material and assessment fees are included.

What is a Short Learning Programme?

The modern business world demands a vast variety of skills and abilities.  Unigrad offers an extensive range of short learning programmes particularly designed to address these demands by enhancing the quality of skills and knowledge available to the workplace.  These short learning programmes are typically aimed at working adults, or those seeking employment and whilst they are not full qualifications, such as those appearing on the NQF and registered with SAQA, their benefit lies in their rapid and significant improvement to skill and knowledge levels of the student.  This makes short learning programmes ideal for people who need to upgrade their CV’s, but do not have the time or finances to engage in a lengthy course of study.   This short learning programme is endorsed by the Chartered Institute of Business Management (CIBM).

Programme duration

  • Saturdays for 15 weeks