UNIVERSITIESUNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN (UCT)

Executive Support online short course

Course starts 25 February 2019

Course information

Registration Closes:
19 February 2019
Course Starts:
25 February 2019
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7 - 10 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R13,500Payment Options
University:
University of Cape Town (UCT)
Language:
English
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Introduction

The best executive administration professionals are indispensable.

They’re the troubleshooters, translators and diplomats who play a multifaceted role in a business, helping to ensure executive success. Strong Executive Assistants are vital in making sure company leaders achieve their goals.

Get the expertise you need to fulfil your duties as a top-level Executive Assistant. Invest in your executive administration career today with an online office administration course from UCT.

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What will set you apart

Own your executive administration role with this online office administration course by learning to:

    • Define your support function within an organisation and become a recognised representative
    • Communicate clearly and manage conflict confidently to ensure the best results in your role
    • Coordinate organisational finances, projects, teams and events whilst performing a variety of high-level administrative tasks
    • Become indispensable to any organisation by mastering executive administration skills

Course curriculum

Maximise your career performance level for the executive administration position you want with this Executive Assistant online course. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: The corporate environment and executive support
  • Course Module 2: Advanced executive administrative support
  • Course Module 3: Effective communication and conflict management
  • Course Module 4: Advanced computer practices
  • Course Module 5: Written communication and presentation skills
  • Course Module 6: The fundamentals of financial management
  • Course Module 7: Corporate project and events management
  • Course Module 8: Leadership and people management
  • Course Module 9: Staff training and development
  • Course Module 10: Self-management skills

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this Executive Assistant online course course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 25 February 2019.

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  • WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?

    You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.

  • WILL I HAVE THE TIME?

    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.

  • CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?

    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.

  • WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?

    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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