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Secretarial Courses

Would You Like To:

  • Learn how to communicate effectively in the workplace?
  • Improve your office administration skills?
  • Prepare for a career in the administrative field?

Why Choose Our Course?

  • You can complete your course from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can ask an industry-expert tutor for help if you get stuck with your coursework.
  • You will gain valuable secretarial skills.
  • You will be able to choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.

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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.

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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
National Certificate: N4 Legal Secretary
National Certificate: N5 Legal Secretary
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66959
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Legal Secretary
National Certificate: N6 Legal Secretary
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67004
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Legal Secretary
Secretarial courses
Secretarial – Medical Administration
National Certificate: N4 Medical Secretary
National Certificate: N5 Medical Secretary
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66957
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Medical Secretary
National Certificate: N6 Medical Secretary
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67002
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Medical Secretary
Secretarial courses
Secretarial – Entrepreneurship and Business Management
National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant (Entrepreneurship and Business Management)
National Certificate: N5 Management Assistant (Entrepreneurship and Business Management)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66956
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Management Assistant
National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant (Entrepreneurship and Business Management)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67001
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Management Assistant 

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.

How Can You 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 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
  • Discretion
  • Patience
  • Friendliness

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