Office Admin Course Costs

How much are the ICB Office Admin course charges? Our course charges are complete. This means that there are no hidden expenses, which you’ll be told in advance what does it cost? your course will cost. Even your Office Admin course material is included in the fee!

The course charge includes:

  • Tuition costs
  • Study notes costs
  • Textbook expenses
  • Academic assistance and tutoring (by means of telephone, e-mail and Skype).
  • Carrier expenses.

Your course fees does not include:

  • ICB Exam costs.
  • ICBA Student Subscription charges.
  • ICB Trainee Membership fees.

Because we provide so many various courses that differ in material, length, and level of certification, we do not have a standardised cost. Each course is separately priced inning accordance with its specifications.

Contact us for the details of the course costs of a particular course, by completing the form.

Exercising an inexpensive payment plan.

At Skills Academy, we wish to assist you study, regardless of any monetary restrictions you might have. This is why we make it a top priority to work out individual payment plans for our students to help them afford studying ICB Office Administration.

We likewise provide different payment choices, such as:

  • Money.
  • Monthly instalments.
  • Debit Order.

20% Discount on fees.

At Skills Academy if you spend for your Office Admin course in full upfront, you get a 20% discount rate on your course charges.

This will imply saving a substantial amount of money on your studies.

ICB Exam Fees.

Find all your ICB test fees information here. When you sign up for an ICB course, you will have to write a test to evaluate that you make sure in your understanding, in order to compose this test you will then have to pay an examination cost to the ICB. If you are using a distance learning ICB company, such as Skills Academy, then keep in mind that you will have to pay your test fees straight to the ICB.

When do you need to pay your ICB examination costs?

If you are ready to enter for examinations and get your Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) then you need to have sent your Evaluation Entry Form and your evidence of payment for your ICB test charges to the ICB. At the time you get in for the first test of the year the yearly registration charge is payable also. Please remember that if you have actually not paid your ICB examination fees or you have actually sent insufficient info on your forms then your test entry will not be processed.

Payment methods.

You can pay your ICB examination fees through:

  • EFT.
  • Credit card.
  • Snapscan.

What else do I need to understand?

Here are some crucial facts to remember about your ICB examination fees:

  • All costs are non-refundable.
  • Fees are quoted in South African Rands and may alter without prior notice.
  • Costs listed include 14% VAT for South Africa and bank charges for payments from other nations.
  • Make sure you use your ICB reference number or SA ID number as your payment reference.
  • If you a foreign student then you will have to call the ICB for your referral number call: +27 21 659 1300.
  • If it is your first time paying the ICB please contact them to get your referral number call: +27 21 659 1300.
  • The ICB does decline cash payments, if you need to do a cash payment then you will need to deposit cash at an FNB bank and send the evidence of payment to them.

ICB Office Administration Programme.

Be an essential all-rounder in the Office.

This program is perfect for those of you who wish to find out a little bookkeeping, and a great deal of overall office understanding. By finding out about all the components that contribute to a smooth-running office, you’ll be able to help out in practically any department.

Increase your understanding and your duties.

As you work your way through this programmes 12 subjects, you’ll move up from the Foundation Level through the Intermediate and eventually to the Advanced Level– and achieve their associated NQF qualifications.

This program is an excellent choice if you wish to assist any business run in an arranged way. The understanding you acquire in each successive certification builds on the last, enabling you to take on the key functions and increased responsibility in your office.

Foundation Level.

Registered certification name.

Certificate: Office Administration.

NQF Level.

NQF L5 – SAQA ID 23618, overall credits: 120.


18 months.

Entry requirements.

Grade 12 (Std 10) or comparable.

You need to be at least 16 years of age.

No prior accounting understanding required.


  1. Business and Office Administration 1 (BOA1).
  2. Bookkeeping to Trial Balance (BKTB).
  3. Business Literacy (BUSL).
  4. Marketing Management and Public Relations (MMPR).
  5. Business Law and Administrative Practice (BLAP).
  6. Cost and Management Accounting (CMGT.

What my title can be.

Junior Office Administrator, Receptionist, Office Assistant, Public Relations Officer, Marketing Administrator.

What I’ll have the ability to do.

Business communication; bookkeeping approximately trial balance; use your basic knowledge of cost and management accounting; utilize your basic abilities in marketing and public relations, business law and administrative practice.

Intermediate Level.

Registered qualification.

Higher Certificate: Office Administration.

NQF Level.

NQF L5 – SAQA ID 23619, overall cumulative credits: 240.


+9 months.

Entry requirements.

Certificate: Office Administration NQF L5, which includes the previous 6 learning areas.


  1. Business and Office Administration 2 (BOA2).
  2. Human Resources Management and Labour Relations (HRLR).
  3. Economics (ECON).

What my title can be.

Senior Office Administrator, Secretary, General Office Supervisor, Human Resources Administrator, Labour Relations Administrator.

What I’ll have the ability to do.

Apply a series of office administration strategies and economics, carry out human resources and labour relations administrative jobs.

Advance Level


Office Administration.

NQF Level.

NQF L6 – SAQA ID 35958, overall cumulative credits: 360.


+9 months.

Entry requirements.

Higher Certificate: Office Administration, which consists of the previous 9 subjects.


  1. Business and Office Administration 3 (BOA3).
  2. Financial Statements (FNST).
  3. Management (MGMT).

What my title can be.

Office Manager, Public Relations Supervisor, Administrative Supervisor.

What I’ll have the ability to do.

Utilize your innovative understanding of office administration and management techniques, monetary accounting and reporting skills.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers is a Professional Body that has existed considering that 1931. In South Africa the roles of professional bodies utilize to combine both Expert Membership as well as Education and Training. Nevertheless, educational guidelines and laws over the last few years made these bodies divided those functions.

Therefore, the historical ICB was divided into an Expert Body and an Academic Body in 2015. The educational body continues under the name Institute of Certified Bookkeepers.

The (brand-new) ICB, that is the body solely handling Academics, is an identified Quality control Partner of FASSET. FASSET is the Sector Education and Training Authority for Finance, Accounting, Management Consulting and other Financial Solutions).

This indicates that the ICB is authorised by FASSET to certify training suppliers. Function as the evaluation (exams) body for the ICB courses, provided by training providers certified by them.

Currently the QCTO (the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations) remains in the process of handling the obligation for all SETAs. That implies that FASSET “falls under” the QCTO. This may have some impact on the details of the accreditation process in the future. Both FASSET and the QCTO are bodies established in regards to an Act of Parliament.

The ICB, under authority of FASSET (and quickly under authority of the QCTO), is responsible for the quality control and tests (evaluations) of a range of qualifications. More about that listed below, under the heading “ICB Qualifications”.

The Professional Body is called the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers and Accountants (ICBA). The ICBA is acknowledged by SAQA as a Professional Body and for the registration of 7 expert designations on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

Generally a trainee would study ICB qualifications, and on the strength of their qualifications, along with working experience, and adhering to a professional code of conduct, have the ability to make an application for Subscription.

The main goal of the ICBA is to provide expert subscription to Junior and Senior Accountants, in addition to Junior Accountants and Financial Accountants, along with Office Administrators. As an ICB student, you can make an application for Student Membership of the ICBA.

ICB Office Admin Courses Distance Learning

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers offer a variety of courses. You can start at a scholastic level below Matric, and work your way up to 2 levels higher than matric (NQF 6 level). You can study all these courses via recognized home study organizations, like Skills Academy.

Distance Learning is the most flexible and budget friendly method to study while getting support from a college. Register with a distance learning college and they will send you the tuition material you need for the topics you signed up for.

As a distance learner, you will have access to the college’s helpline and assistance structures, so you will not actually be doing it alone.

Your overcome the material yourself, at your own rate, any place you are. At the end of your course, you’ll sit your last test at the ICB assessment centre nearest to you.

Be more than just Employable

The ICB’s 5 programmes are created to give you the most appropriate, practical and useful knowledge and skills to make you employable and important.

When you look at the program in detail, you’ll see that some topics appear in all of them. These are the courses that give you the most essentials skills, no matter what programme you pick.

We upgrade our course structure and content every year to keep everything pertinent. This indicates you can hit the ground running at deal with what you’ve discovered, with knowledge that is completely up date.

Level up

The ICB’s programmes are divided into different levels. When you complete simply a few subjects successfully, you’ll be awarded an ICB Programme Certificate and can go up to the next level. It’s really inspiring to have such attainable objectives! And you can do everything at your very own pace.

You can begin today!

Register with the ICB

Distance learning trainees can sign up online on the ICB’s trainee portal.

Classroom students will be signed up by their colleges.

Registration suggests that we will add you with a student number. You only need to register, and your trainee number stays the very same throughout your research studies.

You will have to pay the ICB registration cost when you sign up with us for the very first time, and then each year that you are actively studying an ICB course.

Examination Dates and Venues

Classroom trainees: Most of the colleges hold exams on-site monthly, so examine what your college’s schedule is.

Distance learning students can enter the ICB tests in February, May, July, September and November. Exams happen at the ICB approved examination centres around southern Africa.

Pay your ICB registration and examinations costs as early as possible, so we can send you your PoE ASAP. Your PoE is an amazing tool to assist you study. Don’t leave it to the last minute or you’ll actually be disadvantaging yourself!

Enter for an ICB test

Class trainees will do this through their colleges.

Distance learning students will enter on the ICB Student Portal online

Choose your qualifications first. Then select he subjects, exam dates and locations for your examinations, and send your examination entry together with the needed cost. All students will get an e-mail verifying their examination entries.

When do I get my Portfolio of Evidence?

Your PoE will get here 3-4 weeks after the ICB gets your examination entry for a specific subject.

How many Portfolios will I get?

You’ll get one PoE per subject per examination. Each PoE is personalized to that specific subject. Distance learning trainees will receive their Portfolios straight.

Exactly what must I do when I get my PoE?

Inspect that all your individual information on the cover are right. Let you’re your college/the ICB understand ASAP if anything is wrong.

Check out the entire PoE and fill in info where you are asked to.

What’s inside my PoE?

Your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide

This is your important guide to studying your ICB subject!

Your ICB Administration Guide tells you precisely what to do throughout your ICB research studies. It discusses how to complete your PoE, and includes great deals of kinds you have to complete.

Work through it step by step and follow all the instructions in it, and you’ll be on track for success!

ICB Tests and tasks

For every subject, the ICB sets 3 Tasks and 2 Tests that assist you to test your understanding during your research studies.

Distance learning students will discover ICB Tests and Projects in their PoE when it shows up.

Classroom-based students will get their ICB Assignments in their Portfolios, and their ICB Tests will be given by their lecturers during their studies.

Answer Books

You’ll also find blank answer books in your PoE for you to write the answers to your ICB Tests and Tasks in.

Why is my PoE so essential?

The ICB finding out experience is distinct– our academic group has designed it to offer you the very best possible chance of finding out successfully and passing your topic the very first time.

However it’s not practically passing the exam Our method makes certain you get a deep and extensive understanding of your course materials.

So you don’t simply get a certification– you acquire skills that you can utilize in your job from day 1.

When do I hand in my PoE?

A couple of days prior to your last examination, go through the list in your ICB Portfolio Administration Guide and ensure you have done and consisted of everything. Make a copy of our entire PoE as a backup.

Take your finished PoE to your final test. You’ll hand it in there.

Your Final test.

When you have actually completed writing your last test, you need to include the examination concern and answer papers to your PoE, and hand everything in together.

You can not send the ICB anything else for your PoE after you have actually handed it in.

How is everything marked?

Classroom students: Your ICB Tests are provisionally marked by the college, then moderated by the ICB

Distance learning students: Everything in your PoE will be marked by the ICB.


Results are released about 7 weeks after your test. See the ICB test timetables for results release dates.

Distance learning trainees will have the ability to get their results on the Student Portal, and they will likewise be emailed to you.

Register with a professional body

If you’ve completed a full certification, you can apply to register with an expert body like the ICBA.

What can I do with my ICB qualifications

Along with making you attractive to companies and clients, your ICB qualifications can likewise lead you to these opportunities.

Become a Chartered Certified Accounting professional or a Management Accountant

Did you know that when you have completed certain ICB qualifications– granted by Fasset– you may proceed with your research studies to become a Chartered Qualified Accounting professional through the ACCA, or a Management Accounting professional through CIMA?

The ICB just recently got confirmation from both these worldwide professional bodies that they will approve you credits to their qualifications, when you hold an ICB qualification. This readies news if you want to advance your research studies!

On conclusion of the National Diploma Financial Accounting NQF 6 certification– assessed by the ICB and awarded by Fasset– you may apply to ACCA and receive credits from papers F1 to F6 of the ACCA’s certification.

If you want to advance your career and end up being a Management Accounting professional, you may apply to CIMA and receive credits to their topics– depending upon which ICB certification you have actually completed.

Study Further with the ICB

Accredited, reputable and acknowledged qualifications

All ICB qualifications are signed up on the National Qualifications Structure (NQF) by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).

Our Programme are valued by companies, and our graduates are identified locally and globally by several expert bodies.

ICB qualifications are modular, which means you can build on them as your career progress. You can also certify in another program simply by finishing a few more subjects.

Last Updated, 20th April 2017