If you have a Grade 10 Certificate, National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2, or equivalent qualification, this Short Learning Programme will prepare you as an administrative assistant.
Being an administrative assistant is all about being the organisational backbone of a team or office. This Short Learning Programme introduces you to general office practice, business accounting, and practical bookkeeping. You will also develop the ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based applications. You’ll learn to touch type and establish familiarity with business procedures.
This Short Learning Programme includes an occupational skills component / Financial Management Institute.
6 Months (full-time)/1 Year (part-time)
Grade 10 Certificate; or National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2; or equivalent qualification OR Learners can apply for RPL entry into the Programme from the Academic Committee at Boston Head Office.
This programme is offered by Boston City Campus in the distance mode of education with support provided at Learner Support Centres. Apply to register at any Boston City Campus Learner Support Centre nationwide or online.
All modules are compulsory and must be passed.
- Introduction to PC*
- Word Processing*
- General Office Practice*
- Introduction to Business Accounting (FMI)**
- Practical Bookkeeping 1 (FMI)** (Optional)
*Formative Assessments are undertaken and the highest grade achieved in Formative Assessment is retained. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for the Summative Assessment, which will be charged for.
**Formative Assessments are for practice purposes in order to prepare for the Summative Assessment. The final grade is based on the Summative Assessment only. A supplementary Summative Assessment opportunity is available and will be charged for.
***Keyboarding and Typing modules require the Learner to achieve a stipulated word-per-minute (wpm) typing speed (as stipulated for each module) and in some instances require an additional Summative Assessment. Word-per-minute targets are practice-led assessment formats whereby the Learner continues until the required wpm speed is maintained. Where an additional Summative Assessment is prescribed, the final grade is based on the Summative Assessment as well as the attainment of the wpm typing speed requirement. A maximum of one (1) additional supplementary assessment opportunity is provided for these Summative Assessments, which will be charged for.
Membership and Assessment fees to FMI, will be charged separately.
- Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
- Ability to touch type
- Familiarity with business procedures
- Understanding of bookkeeping systems
- Ability to operate PCs
BOSTON SHORT LEARNING PROGRAMME
On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Boston Short Learning Programme Administrative Assistant.