National N-Diploma: Management Assistant (N4 - N6)

This programme focuses on skills training in the secretarial field of study.

Admission Requirements

Minimum entrance requirements are aligned to the Report 191 programme requirements. Students who have passed Grade 12/NC (V) Level 4 may be admitted into N4 Business and Engineering Studies, subject to any other programme/faculty requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for Report 191 N1 Engineering studies are:

  • Grade 9
  • AET Level 4
  • General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)
  • the use of RPL assessment programme to determine equivalence to NQF Level 1 or National Senior Certificate (NSC) Engineering studies.

In order to ensure success and completion of the programmes, the College has, in terms of the College admission policy, and in line with A Guideline for Additional Admission Requirements to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College Programmes made provision for Programme-specific additional requirements as stipulated in the table below:

Subject Requirements Level of Achievement Application Point Score
Intro Communication N4 > 50% N/A – all students must have satisfied promotion requirements for Introductory Business Studies N4
Intro Information Processing > 40%


3 Years:

  • N4 - N6 (18 months)
  • Relevant practical experience (18 months)

Subjects / Modules

N4 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Information Processing N4
  • Office Practice N4
  • Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4
N5 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Information Processing N5
  • Office Practice N5
  • Communication N5
  • Computer Practice N5
N6 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Information Processing N6
  • Office Practice N6
  • Communication N6
  • Computer Practice N6

Career Opportunities

  • Personal Assistant
  • Secretary
  • Receptionist
  • Typist
  • Switch board operator