Management Assistant Courses: National Certificate

A management assistant helps a manager oversee employers and making sure operations run smoothly. They usually do some managerial tasks and duties and can be promoted into a managerial position. Our Management Assistant courses will equip you with the skills, knowledge and tools to excel in your career.

Our Management Assistant Courses

N4 Management Assistant

This 12-month certificate course teaches you the basic skills and knowledge needed to become a Management Assistant. You will learn things like Communication, Computer Practice, and two more subjects. This course requires Grade 12 to start.



 

N5 Management Assistant

This 12-month certificate course teaches you the basic skills and knowledge needed to become a Management Assistant. You will learn things like Communication, Computer Practice, and two more subjects. This course requires Grade 12 to start.



 

N6 Management Assistant

This is the final 12-month course in becoming a Management Assistant. Once you have completed the certificate, you will do 18-months of work experience. After that, you will receive a National Diploma: Management Assistant.

 

What Exactly Does a Management Assistant do?

Management Assistants do general office duties and tasks. Their work is quite similar to what managers do. This includes preparing meetings, supervising employees, dealing with customers, orders, and office procedures. Here are other duties which management assistants carry out: 

  • support executive teams
  • report on relevant statistics
  • oversee general operations
  • train and develop new staff and
  • organise meetings.

 

Ok, so What Exactly do I Learn in a Management Assistant Course?

There is a lot to learn. A lot of what you will learn is office practice. This is the daily running of an office. There are also other skills you can learn like:

  • communication
  • information processing
  • computer practice and
  • public relations.

 

What are the Benefits of Studying to be a Management Assistant and What Kind of Jobs Could I be Looking at?

There are many job possibilities when you study a Management Assistant course. The course provides many general skills. You can then go into different careers. We have listed a few careers to give you an idea: 

  • receptionist
  • management assistant
  • office administrator
  • personal assistant
  • secretary.

At the time of writing this, according to PayScale, on average the yearly salary for a Management Assistant is about R119 000.

 

I’m too Busy to go to Classes. Can I Study to be a Management Assistant Through Distance Learning?

The simple answer is yes.  Home Study Group offers N4, N5 and N6 courses. Completing all three of these modules will give you a National Diploma.  Home Study Group is a very good choice because it lets you study no matter where you are and you can study in your own time and at your own pace. 

 

What Kinds of Courses are Available?

There are full-time and part-time courses as well as numerous online and short courses. Different colleges offer different courses which each have their own requirements so contact them and ask for more information.

 

Where can I go to Study?

There are colleges all over South Africa like Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town where you will be able to study. There are accredited and non-accredited courses that you can do. With distance learning, you will be able to study no matter where you live in South Africa. Some courses are short courses but there are year-long courses for recognised diplomas that you can also do using distance learning.

 

You Talk About Accredited and non-accredited Programmes. What’s the Difference and is one Better Than the Other one?

An accredited programme is one that gives you a recognised qualification. A non-accredited one does not. That doesn’t mean one is better than the other. An accredited programme might give you a little bit better chance to find a job or get paid more, but a non-accredited programme still has value. Non-accredited courses might not give you a recognised qualification but they still show employers that you are serious about your personal development. They are also cheaper to do than accredited courses, and they usually do not require you to have a matric certificate. It is up to you whether you want to do an accredited or non-accredited course but both of them are a step in the right direction.

 

Would you Like to Study a Management Assistant Course?

Here are the ways in which you can get in touch with us and start studying.

  1. Fill in the form on this page and we will get back to you shortly.
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Last updated: November 16, 2018

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