Secretarial Courses

Become an office professional with our Secretarial Courses. Improve your communication skills and learn how to perform daily administrative duties with us

Medical Receptionist

Medical Office Receptionist: Comprehensive Course

This course fully rounds out your understanding of the field, granting you a more complete understanding and enabling you to be the best receptionist you can be.

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Medical Office Receptionist: Certificate Course

We need more qualified medical office receptionists. They are a crucial part of the daily cycle between patients and doctors. This Certificate build on the Short Course we offer.

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Medical Office Receptionist: Short Course

This short course will cover all of the basics of working as a medical office receptionist, allowing you to quickly jump into the relevant workforce.

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Professional Secretary

Professional Secretary: Short Course Certificate

Our Professional Secretary: Short Course Certificate teaches students about effective business communication and computer skills.

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Professional Secretary: Certificate Course

The Proficiency Certificate: Professional Secretary is more detailed than the short course. This covers your base of knowledge and also includes some specialized skills.

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Personal Assistant

Personal Assistant: Short Course Certificate

Personal Assistants are some of the most useful individuals in any office or professional environment. They have many different roles, depending on the field of work they are in.

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Personal Assistant: Certificate Course

The Proficiency certificate will cover the base knowledge and some extra skills you will need to succeed. The course is up to 12 months in length, but you can finish it faster.

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Become the right hand of everyone in the office with our Secretarial Courses. You will be able to narrow down on the skills fit for your career. Take your pick from our range of courses and get started on your journey to higher learning.

Benefits of Studying Secretarial Courses

Think you’ll only learn how to pick up a phone? Not at all. Our courses will improve your skills and gain valuable knowledge. Below are some of the great benefits of studying our courses:

Improve Your Practical Skills

Take your skills up a notch with us. You’ll be able to improve your practical skills that will help you perform your duties. This includes verbal and written communication.

Variety of Career Opportunities

Most businesses need a secretary. So there are plenty of opportunities available to you. Take your pick of the job you want and pursue your goals with us. 

Increased Chances of Employment

Studying our courses will teach you the industry related skills you need. This will increase your chances of employment when searching for new opportunities.

Showcase Your Skills

There is no better way to revamp your CV than with skills and a qualification. Showcase your capabilities and you could be closer to landing your dream job.

Secretary talking on the phone while making notes. Learn top admin skills with our Secretarial Courses.

Our Secretarial Courses

We provide a wide selection of Secretarial Courses. Each offers specific skills and knowledge best suited to your career. Browse through the skills in store for you when you study our:

Professional Secretary Courses

Put your best foot forward with our Professional Secretary Courses. Gain valuable communications skills and how to offer the best customer service. We offer:

Medical Receptionist Courses

Provide the best service with our Medical Receptionist Courses. Learn how to manage a medical office, its practices and terminology in our: 

Personal Assistant Courses

Become the personal assistant to the CEO with our Personal Assistant Courses. Gain top skills delivering excellent customer service and how to use a computer. Enrol in our:

Entry Requirements

The best part of our courses? They are open access courses. This means you can study without matric. All you need is the ability to read, write and understand English.

Secretary helping her colleague complete admin duties on a laptop. Improve your skills with our Secretarial Courses

Where to Study Secretarial Courses

No need to look any further. You can study Secretarial Courses with us. We offer these courses through distance learning. This allows you to study and enjoy our courses from anywhere in South Africa. We’ll even deliver your course material straight to you.

Is This the Right Course for me?

Do you see yourself as a successful secretary? Then this could be the perfect course for you. Our Secretarial Courses aim to teach you top skills. This will have your knowledge packed to the brim. You’ll be able to perform your duties to the best of your ability.

Soft Skills You Need as a Secretary

Since you’ll be working with colleagues and clients, you will need a variety of soft skills. This will help you manage tasks and issues on a day-to-day basis. Below is a list of some of the soft skills you need:

  • Professional and presentable
  • Good communication
  • Active listening skills
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Flexible
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Resourceful
  • Budgeting skills

Careers Available to you

Since the skills in our courses are versatile, you can pursue a range of careers. Choose the industry you would like to work in, and work your way up. Careers available to you includes:

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