Do you want to:
- Learn how to communicate effectively in the workplace?
- Improve your office administration skills?
- Prepare for a career in the administrative field?
Here is the list of secretarial courses you can choose from:
At Oxbridge Academy, you can study towards a variety of courses that are aimed at equipping you with the knowledge and skills you need to succeed in the administrative field.
Short Learning Programmes
These non-accredited skills courses equip you with the skills you need to work as a secretary or administrative professional in a general office environment.
National Qualifications (N4 – N6) leading to Diplomas
These N4 – N6 courses lead to recognised qualifications that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). As such, these courses equip you with job-relevant skills that will prepare you for entering the administrative working environment with confidence. There are different focus areas within this category of courses – and each focus area will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to work in a certain type of administrative role. If you have completed your N6 level and can provide evidence of 18 months of relevant practical experience, you may be eligible to apply for – and receive – a National Diploma.
Secretarial – Legal Administration
Secretarial – Medical Administration
Secretarial – Entrepreneurship and Business Management
What our secretarial students have to say
Thank you to everyone at the college. They were willing to help me through the time I was studying with you. Endless calls but for the best they were asking how I am doing with my studies. I am looking forward to study with you again.
– Kelebogile Jeneva Mashamaite
How you can benefit by studying a secretarial course at Oxbridge Academy
- You can acquire job-relevant administrative and secretarial skills by studying in your own time from home.
- You can choose to study towards a short learning programme or an accredited national qualification.
- You can ask a tutor for help whenever you get stuck with your studies.
- You can expect meaningful feedback on all your assignments.
- You can choose to pay for your course upfront or in affordable monthly instalments.
- You can register for your course at any time of the year.
What does secretarial work involve?
A secretary’s main duty is to provide administrative support to managers or senior staff members. Their tasks and responsibilities may include the following:
- Answering the telephone.
- Handling correspondence via post, email and fax.
- Managing electronic and paper filing systems.
- Managing diaries and making appointments.
- Booking meeting venues and making travel arrangements.
- Drafting reports and preparing presentations.
- Buying office supplies.
- Photocopying and printing documents.
- Handling petty cash.
- For more senior positions: training and supervising junior admin staff.
Secretaries spend most of their time at their desks. They usually work normal office hours, but may be required to work overtime on occasion. Depending on where they work, they will sometimes be given the option to work part-time or flexi-time. For more information about secretarial work, click on the following link: Admin and Secretarial Jobs.
What skills do you need to work as a secretary, receptionist, or office administrator?
- Good interpersonal skills
- Good grammar and spelling
- Strong typing skills
- Computer literacy
- Time management skills
- Organisational skills
- Decision making and problem solving skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Efficiency and reliability
Want to find out how you can develop the skills you need to work as a secretary or office administrator?
Call us on 021 1100 200
- Executive secretary: A job role that involves performing normal secretarial duties, as well as various higher-level tasks, such as conducting research, writing reports, and making recommendations.
- Legal secretary: A job role that involves performing secretarial duties and providing administrative support in a legal office environment.
- Management assistant: An office management job role that involves a wide variety of administrative and computer-based tasks.
- Medical secretary: A job role that involves performing secretarial duties and providing administrative support in a medical office environment.
- Office administration: The tasks and responsibilities involved in making sure that daily operations run smoothly in an office environment.