1 Year Higher Certificate: NQF-5 (120 credits) | SAQA ID 36130

More About Higher Certificate in Administration

The Higher Certificate Administration comprises of 6 one year subjects of 20 credits each and includes practical as well as experiential learning components. The duration is designed to cover 30 weeks of learning which includes assessments and contact sessions. There are 3 core subjects which are compulsory and students must select 3 electives from the options available. Assessments, practical and experiential learning are compulsory.


Core Subjects
  • Business Communication
  • Business Planning
  • Information Systems
Elective Subjects (Choose any 3)
  • Administration Practice
  • Business Management
  • Event Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Project Management
  • Principles of Client Services

Entrance Requirements

National Senior Certificate (Gr 12) or equivalent qualification with admission to Higher Certificate studies or a National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Higher Certificate studies, as specified by Umalusi. A person aged 23 or older with work experience will also qualify for admission.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

Experiential learning is critical to teaching and learning and is an important and integral part of your formal training. You need to complete an experiential learning of 100 hours during the course of the programme. You are required to complete a logbook and provide CA with documentation as evidence of the completion of the 100 hours.

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant Office Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Project Administrator
  • Business Analist Assistent
  • HR Administrator


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