Boston Campus
Part Time

Executive Secretary

SAQA ID 59909
NQF Level 4 (140 credits)

Core Subjects (Compulsory)

  • Business English

  • Mathematical Literacy

  • Intro to P.C.

  • Word Processing

  • Presentation Graphics

  • Principles of Customer Service

  • Typing Speed Development

  • Principles of Business Communication

  • Windows

  • Spreadsheets

  • General Office Practice

  • Typing Skills for the Executive Secretary

  • Audio Typing

Choice Subject (Subject to Prior Learning.)

  • Keyboarding

Specialisation Subjects (Compulsory)

  • Reception and Switchboard Skills

  • Introduction to Business Accounting (FMI)

  • Word Processing Advanced

  • Spreadsheets Advanced

Personality Profile

  • Pleasant

  • Friendly

  • Co-operative

  • Confident

  • Responsible


  • Understand the Operational Environment.

  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Customer Service.

  • Operate computers in the Business  Environment.

  • Be competent in the duties of Executive Secretary.

  • Possess thorough knowledge of Reception and Switchboard duties and responsibilities.

  • Understand basic principles of Bookkeeping.

  • Operate advanced functions of Software Packages.

Career Opportunities

  • Executive Secretary

  • Front – Line Reception Positions

  • Personal Assistant


  • SAQA ID: 59909 Certificate in Secretarial Studies 140 Credits NQF Level 4

  • Executive Secretary - Qualification (Boston)

(A minimum typing speed of 35 w.p.m must be obtained.)

(Workplace experience and assessment is necessary to obtain NLRD number at SAQA)

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