Business Management – LEVEL 2

Business Management – LEVEL 2

Course Fee: R21,612.00

Higher Certificate: Office Administration

Last date for registration: 28 June 2024

  • All Pro-version textbooks, delivery, student support and Registration fee included in the course fee.

Be part of a company’s commercial success by learning how to manage a business and its finances. In this course you will learn how to manage you work schedule as a manager of a business, how to apply marketing, law, PR and economic principles in business, draw up and interpret financial statements and reports, work with the HR and labour relations department, and apply business growth principles for local and global expansion.

NOTE: The Higher Certificate: Office Administration is the 2nd level of a 3 year programme. To register for the Higher Certificate you need to first complete the Business Management level 1, for which you can register here:

Level 1- National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management 

Course content

The Higher Certificate: Office Administration (NQF 5) is the 2nd level of the ICB Small Business Management Programme.  The programme consists of 12 subjects that build on each other.

In the this level, you will complete 5 subjects, and after successful completion you will be able to proceed to the next level: Business Accountant. The five subjects of the Higher Certificate: Office Administration are:

  • 4 – Office and Legal Practice (OLPR)
  • 5 – Business Management 2 (BMT2)
  • 6 – Financial Statements – (FNST)
  • 7 – Financial Statements (FNST)
  • 8 – Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR)

What can my job title be?

Senior Office Administrator, Secretary, General Office Manager, Human Resources Manager, Labour Relations Manager, Field/Floor/Store/Department Supervisor, Customer Service Manager.

Additional information


Once-off full payment, 3 months, 7 months, 11 months

How to study this programme

The Higher Certificate: Office Adminsitration is broken down into 5 subjects, which are entered and examined individually by the ICB.

The Institute of Business Management – IBM is your training provider while the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) is the examining body.

Once you have passed all subjects in a qualification, the qualification is awarded by the ICB and FASSET. You may then proceed to the National Diploma: Financial Accounting qualification.

Learner Assistance

You will be assigned a learner assistant that will help you throughout the duration of your studies for up to 15 months.

Professional Designation

Senior Business Administrator


15 Months


  • Higher Certificate: Office Administration
  • NQF Level 5
  • ICB & QCTO Certification
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 23619
  • Credits: 240
  • Subjects: 5

Entry Requirements

National Certificate: Small Business Financial Management (must include the Business Management 1 subject).

Course Fee

R 21 612 (once-off full payment)

The course fee includes textbooks, delivery and learner support for up to 15 months, but does not include the exam fee (R 850) and annual ICB registration fee (R 470).

Additional costs for delivery outside South Africa.

As soon as payment is received we order the first set of textbooks and  prepare your study pack for dispatch. You can pay in full, or make an initial payment of R 3 900 followed by monthly installments.

Installment Payment Options


3 Months 7 Months 11 Months
R 6 001 p/m R 2 614 p/m R 1 691 p/m
1st payment R 3 900 1st payment R 3 900 1st payment R 3 900

(Installment options incur finance fees)

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