If you enjoy the best of both worlds, you will excel in applying theory to practical and learn the necessary software tools to make it happen.

Why Choose the Higher Certificate Programme?

This Higher Certificate course strives to give students the skills they need to work in the world of Computers and Administration. It helps students to grasp fundamental knowledge of how software packages work in the modern office environment. The skills, knowledge and understanding demonstrated within this qualification are essential for social and economic transformations and contribute to the upliftment and economic growth within the business sector. Students are trained to assist management with various administration duties and taught business administration, clerical, general office administration, secretarial, receptionist, data entry clerks and related positions.

Course Information

You may enter the Higher Certificate programme, with any one of the following:
  • National Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
  • Senior Certificate, NQF Level 4
  • National Certificate Vocational, NQF Level 4 granting access to Higher Certificate studies
The Higher Certificate in Computers and Administration is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a higher certificate conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.

  • Office Secretary – Pay Estimate: +/- R198 000 to R228 000 per year
  • Personal Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R162 000 to R480 000 per year
  • Administrative Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R132 000 to R416 000 per year
1st Semester Subjects Business Communication, Office Computing, Introduction to Business Management
2nd Semester Subjects Call Centre Administration, Office Administration, Business Practice
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Higher Certificate in Computers and Administration pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform, where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Higher Certificate in Computers and Administration professional training at BCT, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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