Business Services in Office Administration Level 3

National Vocational Certificate: Business Services in Office Administration


NQA ID Q0042


NQF Level 3


Total Credits 57






This programme is developed around a planned combination of learning outcomes that will provide learners the competencies required in the administration function of an organisation. It is intended to build on the knowledge and competencies developed during the Level 2 programme. Individuals completing this programme will be exposed to more advanced skills and knowledge in the field of office administration that would be applicable across a wide range of business sectors. After successfully completing this programme, the learner will be able to access the NQF Level 4 National Vocational Certificate in Office Administration programme.

The programme aims to equip individuals with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitude required to perform administrative tasks related to coordinating work schedules and planning and writing office documents to facilitate communication flow as part of normal office procedures. To achieve this, the learner will perform advanced word processing and basic desktop publishing tasks as well as produce presentation documents and perform basic spreadsheet application functions.

Whether you are an individual looking to further a career in logistics and supply chain disciplines or the wholesale and retail industry or a business executive responsible for your workforce’s development and training – we can help you with your learning and development requirements.

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Admission Requirements

The entry requirement for this qualification is the NQF Level 2 National Vocational Certificate in Business Services – Office Administration.

Mode of Delivery

This programme is delivered through contact sessions that will provide the learner with the interpersonal support for learning to take place.

Furthermore, a workplace component will allow the learner to apply knowledge gained in a workplace environment.


This programme can be completed over a minimum duration of one year and a maximum of two.

What Learners Can Expect

Learners will gain skills, such as the following:

  • Coordinate own work schedule with that of others to achieve team goals as part of office procedures
  • Monitor and maintain stock levels in an office environment
  • Demonstrate advanced word processing skills to perform administrative duties in an office environment
  • Produce a presentation document as part of office procedures
  • Produce a basic document in a desktop publishing application as part of office procedures
  • Operate basic functions of a spreadsheet application as part of office procedures
  • Plan and write office documents to facilitate communication flow as part of office procedures
  • Provide an efficient and secure reception services
Career Opportunities

There is a range of roles in administration. School leavers who qualify themselves as an office administrator can build a career as the one who keeps an office or the business’ operations functioning. Office administration may also be a great option for those who require a more flexible work arrangement. Increasingly, companies have part-time or casual administration roles, and many more are open to job-sharing arrangements for roles that require full-time hours.

Typical career options could include:

  • Office manager
  • Personal Assistant (PA)
  • Administration Assistant 
  • Executive Assistant 
  • Receptionist 
  • Virtual Assistan 

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