Your Path to Becoming an Indispensable Office Professional Starts Here.

Why Choose the Occupational Certificate Programme?

If you’re a highly organised individual with a knack for independent work, a career in Secretarial Studies could be your ideal fit. Secretaries play a vital role in handling administrative tasks that support managers and professionals. This programme is meticulously designed to prepare you to be a competent, professional secretary, ready to excel in office and administrative service settings. You’ll gain essential computer, communication, and business administration skills.

Course Information

You may enter the programme with:
  • N1 (Grade 10) certificate or equivalent
The Occupational Certificate 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.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive an Occupational Certificate: Secretarial Studies issued by the Quality Council for Trades & Occupations (QCTO).

  • Office Administrator – Pay Estimate: +/- R70 000 to R250 000 a year
  • Junior Secretary – Pay Estimate: +/- R100 000 to R200 000 a year
  • Office Clerk – Pay Estimate: +/- R80 000 to R150 000 a year

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Occupational Certificate 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 Occupational Certificate professional training, 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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