INTRODUCTION    

The module is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills in administration and communication in a business environment. It provides students with tools and techniques that will enable them to communicate efficiently and effectively in a business environment and to perform a range of office administration tasks.    

WHO SHOULD ATTEND    

Students wishing to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts and principles of communication and administration in the business environment.    

  • If you want to apply the processes of communication to interpersonal relationships and organisational communication in a business environment
  • If you wish to demonstrate the ability to perform a range of office administration tasks in a business environment.
  • Apply office administration procedures to meetings in a business environment.
  • Demonstrate understanding of protocol in a business environment. 

  British Accreditation Council 

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS   

Students should meet the following requirements:   

  • Be proficient in English.
  • Preferably have three to four years work experience.
  • Must be able to engage in self-directed study. 

DURATION AND MODE OF DELIVERY

 Office Administration is offered as a contact SLP over a period of 18 weeks.   

PROGRAMME EVALUATION   

Students will be required to complete assignments and an examination.

PROGRAMME CONTENT    

  • Administrative management within an organisation – An Introduction
  • Information Systems and Information Management
  • The Role of Communication in Office Administration
  • The Office
  • Management in the Administrative Environment 
WHAT IS THE TEACHING AND LEARNING STRATEGY OF THE IIE'S VARSITY COLLEGE, AND HOW WILL IT HELP PREPARE ME FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WORKING WORLD?  

At The IIE's Varsity College we are proud of and passionate about our shift away from the 'traditional lecturing' methodology to our blended-learning strategy – the VC Blend.

This blended-learning strategy extends learning beyond the confines of the classroom and creates opportunities for our students to work collaboratively, with peers and their educators, to construct their understanding of concepts. Student engagement is supported by the use of a learning management system (LMS) and the online learning materials that have been developed to underpin our teaching strategy.  

This student-focused approach compels our students to be accountable for their learning while developing the critical skills they will need to thrive in the rapidly changing 21st century work environment.  

As such, academic life for our students is dynamic, challenging and relevant.  

Due to the VCBlend approach, you will be expected to spend time conducting your own research, study for assessments and work on assignments. To gain the most from the blended learning experience, VC's Wireless classrooms and campuses, students are required to BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) such as mobile devices, netbooks, laptops or tablets, etc. so as to develop the necessary academic and digital literacies.
 

The curriculum below is correct at the time of print. Please note that in line with academic practice, The IIE's curriculum is annually reviewed thus changes may occur in module structure and sequence in order to ensure that the qualification remains relevant. The exit level outcomes of the programme do not change. Registered students receive an updated programme curriculum on an annual basis.

CERTIFICATION  

Office Administration is a SLP that is certified by The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). Varsity College is an educational brand of The IIE. Students enrolled for this SLP can submit an application for academic credit upon completion, to be exempt from the equivalent full qualification module when registering for *The IIE Higher Certificate in Human Resource Practices.

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What students past and current are saying.

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"I've completed 2 courses with The IIE's Business School at Varsity College Cape Town. My experience with this institution has been overwhelming. The staff and lectures are very helpful and excellent in the roles they play. Their schedules and time frames for each of the courses I've finished thus far have been 100% correct."

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"The course was so practical, I feel like I have the ability to go out and manage a project. It's not all theory that I have no clue how to apply. It was a privilege to learn from Bobby Keller at The IIE's Business School at Varsity College Pretoria. He has a lifetime of experience to share."

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"The IIE's Business School at Varsity College Cape Town gave me a chance to experience tertiary education the way it should be. I am able to go into the working world with some of their academic teachings and life advice."

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