National Certificate: Management Assistant N5

Faculty Of  • SAQA ID No. 66956 • NQF5 • 60 Credits • 6 Months

The person that will make a success of a career in administration or as management assistant is a person that is organised and methodical. All industries need a person to assist with the admin, type the letters, run their office, etc. This is a person that is sought after in all industries – small and large.

This part qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in their chosen occupational/vocational area.

The design of the part qualification is such that if taken sequentially with related N part courses i.e. N4+N5+N6, it enables learners to progressively obtain the National N Diploma once the required practical work component of either 18 months or two years, as required for the specific occupational area, is completed.

The part qualification as a single entity has value in the workplace as it equips learners with vital knowledge and skills that enable them to be productively employed at entry level positions in an occupation.

The part qualification can be used for updating, upskilling and/or continuing education and training in related occupations.


Articulates vertically into the N6

  • A National Certificate: N4: Management Assistance or an equivalent qualification.

Semester 1 Credits
Office Practice N5 (4021225)
Communication N5 (5140395)
Computer Practice N4 (6030204)
Information Processing N4 (6020254)

Career Pathways for this course?

  • Data Capturing
  • Manage Office Administrative Duties
  • Secretarial Work
  • Admin Assistant
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