Executive Support online short course

Starts on 29 May 2017
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Course information

10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
R11,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Course Information

10 weeks online
7 - 10 hours per week
R11,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)


The best executive assistants are indispensable.

They’re the troubleshooters, translators, help desk attendants, diplomats, human databases, travel consultants, amateur psychologists, and ambassadors to the inside and outside world.*

Successful company leaders rely on having strong support to achieve their goals. Executive assistant relationships are business partnerships. Invest in this office administration course for your career advancement today.


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What will set you apart

Earn your responsibility with this office administration short 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

Course curriculum

Maximise your career performance level for the position you want with the executive support online short 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 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.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 29 May 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 2 October 2017

Still have a question? These may help


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 Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


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 shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

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.


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 itʼs 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.


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, 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 Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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