Office Assistant

Office Assistant

If you have a Grade 10 Certificate, National Certificate (Vocational) Level 2, or equivalent qualification and are interested in entering the world of work as an office assistant, this quick skills acquisition course will prepare you as an Office Assistant in just six months.

You will learn to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, and outlook. Additionally, you will develop an ability to operate a spreadsheet package and understand essential office functions, including general office practice, typical office equipment, filing, and telephone etiquette.

Office Assistant Short Learning Programme


6 – 12 months

Entry Requirements

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.

Personality Profile:

  • Eager to secure a career in an office environment
  • Efficient
  • Accurate
  • Helpful

  • Introduction to PC*
  • Windows*
  • Word Processing*
  • Spreadsheets*
  • Understanding the Internet*
  • Outlook*
  • General Office Practice
*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.
  • Ability to operate effectively in the workplace using a number of Windows-based end-user applications
  • Ability to operate a spreadsheet package
  • Understanding of basic office functions including typical office equipment, filing and telephone etiquette


On successful completion the Learner will be issued a Boston Short Learning Programme Office Assistant

Ito RPL, on successful completion the Learner apply for admission to a Boston Short Learning Programme or an Occupational Qualification of which either has a Grade 11 Certificate or equivalent qualification as the entry requirement. Each submission is individually evaluated, hence neither admission nor advanced placement is assured.