Undergraduate & honours qualifications

Diploma in Office Management and Technology

Qualification code: 98217
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 86447
APS/AS: 17
The College has replaced BSA1501 with ADB1501 and BSA1602 with ADB1602. Students who have already passed BSA1501 and/or BSA1602 in this qualification, will retain the credit(-s) and will not be required to complete the relevant replacement module(-s).
Purpose statement:
The qualifying learner will be able to operate as a personal executive assistant, office manager and office coordinator in a legal environment, business or other organisations. Upon completion of the Diploma: Office Management and Technology, the qualified learner would have been actively engaged in becoming a well-rounded, educated person, prepared for further, more specific study and/or the work environment.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.
Qualification offered until 2022, and ONLY for students previously registered for this qualification.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2020 academic year once the registration period opens.

Please note:

  • Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification.
  • All communication sent to you after the initial study package (with the exception of study guides) will be sent electronically to your myLife e-mail account (eg follow-up tutorial letters, examination timetables and results, financial statements). You will no longer receive such communication in printed format.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate. You must pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually so that you are able to re-register and continue with your qualification:

  • At least 36 NQF credits (3 modules of 12 credits each) in your first year of study.
  • At least 48 NQF credits (4 modules of 12 credits each) in your second or further years of study.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits (5 modules of 12 credits each) in a semester.
  • At least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year for year modules.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

Second level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ADB2601 - Administrative Management IIA Pre-requisite:ADB1501 & ADB1602 (BSA1501 & BSA1602 only applicable to 98217 & 98317)
ADB2602 - Administrative Management IIB Pre-requisite:ADB1501 & ADB1602 or BSA1501 & BSA1602 (Applicable to 98217 & 98317)
BSM2601 - Business Management IIA Pre-requisite:BSM1501 & BSM1602
BSM2602 - Business Management IIB Pre-requisite:BSM1501& BSM1602
COM2601 - Organisational Communication
COM2602 - Integrated Organisational Communication
IAD2601 - Information Administration II (Theory) Pre-requisite:EUC1501 & EUP1501
IAD2602 - Information Administration II (Practical) Pre-requisite:EUC1501 & EUP1501
Group B. Choose 5 modules from the following:
CLA2601 - Commercial Law IIA
CLA2602 - Commercial Law IIB
FAC1601 - Financial Accounting and Reporting Pre-requisite:FAC1502 (except for qualification code 90017)
FAC2601 - Financial Accounting for Companies Pre-requisite:FAC1502 & FAC1601 (except for qualification code 90017)
HRM2601 - Human Resource Provisioning Pre-requisite:HRM1501 or MNB1601
HRM2602 - Human Resource Maintenance and Retention Co-requisite:HRM2601
HRM2604 - Performance Management Practices Pre-requisite:MNB1501 or BSM1501.

Third level

Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
ADB3701 - Administrative Management IIIA Pre-requisite:ADB2601 & ADB2602
ADB3702 - Administrative Management IIIB Pre-requisite:ADB2601 & ADB2602
ADP3701 - Administrative Practice III (Experiential Training) Pre-requisite:ADB2601 & ADB2602
BSM3701 - Business Management IIIA Pre-requisite:BSM2601 & BSM2602 (NOT applicable to 98683)
BSM3702 - Business Management IIIB Pre-requisite:BSM2601 & BSM2602
IAD3701 - Information Administration III (Theory) Pre-requisite:IAD2601
IAD3702 - Information Administration III (Practical) Pre-requisite:IAD2602 & IAD2601