N4 Management Assistant: National Certificate


Do you want to follow a career in management? The N4 Management Assistant course gives you a solid foundation and the skills in this career. You will learn how to support management and handle tasks and problems like a boss.

N4 Management Assistant Course Information


National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant

Accredited by:

Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) – our accreditation is currently pending.

Award Issued by:

Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) on behalf of QCTO

Award Type:

National N Certificate

NQF level:

National Qualifications Framework (NQFlevel 04




4 – There are three internal assignments you can do at your own pace, and one exam set by the DHET.

Exam opportunities:
There are two exam opportunities.
May/June and October/November

Registration Period:
February – May/June exam
August – October/November exam

NOTE: The exam set by the DHET is an external exam. External fees are not covered by your course fees. This means that you will need to pay an additional exam fee in order to write this exam.  

Course Duration:

12 months

Entrance Criteria:

Matric (National Senior Certificate)


There are four subjects to complete. They will be the basis of this course going forward.

  • Communication N4
  • Office Practice N4
  • Information Processing N4
  • Computer Practice N4



When you have successfully passed all of your exams, you will receive the National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant. It is awarded to you by the DHET.

Career Paths

Can you get a job after completing the N4 Management Assistant course? Yes, you can get a job with this qualification. But we do advise that you complete the course (N4 to N6). With only the N4 certificate, you could land an internship to help you with your practical work experience. Completing the course N4-N6, you can go into the following jobs: n4 management assistant

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Data Capturer
  • Office Administrator
  • Management Assistant
  • Personal Assistant
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Typist.


Gaining Your Practical Work Experience

You need to complete in total 18 months of practical work experience for you to get your National Diploma. For every course (N4-N6) you need to do six months of practical work experience. Sign up for the free service, iWIL, offered by the DHET.

Where do you Sign up?

Complete the form on this page, and we will get back to you. You can also contact us on the following.

  • Call us on our toll-free number 0800 39 00 27.
  • Text us on WhatsApp 082 318 8892.

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Last updated: November 08, 2018

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