Want to become the cornerstone of an efficient 21st century organisation by investing in an online communications course?
The best office management and office administration professionals aren't just supporting players. They add value in a way that makes them vital to an organisation's success.
Be the most reliable employee in your company and always ensure your office runs smoothly under your supervision and office management by taking a communications course. From communicating on the phone to planning company events and taking meeting minutes, this office management and communications course provides a comprehensive overview of all tasks performed by an office administrator.
Use this office management course to learn how to:
Perform a variety of secretarial, administrative and professional communication tasks efficiently and accurately
Develop your office and professional communication in a multicultural society by making appropriate and sensitive communication choices
Make use of new information technology advancements affecting the quality, speed, accuracy and tidiness of business documentation with this online communications course
Maximise your career performance level for the office administration position you want with a communications course. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time on this office management course, guided by professional communication industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover on this online communications course:
Orientation module: Welcome to your Virtual Learning Environment
Course Module 1: Business documentation
Course Module 2: Communication in a multicultural society
Course Module 3: Word processing and new media communication
Course Module 4: Internet, email and telephone management
Course Module 5: Office administration
Course Module 6: Information management
Course Module 7: Meeting management and presentation skills and tools
Course Module 8: Organisation and personal effectiveness
Course Module 9: Event organisation
Course Module 10: Basics of project administration
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. Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.
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.
Business Communication Specialist
When do I start?
Our next available short course starts 1 August 2019.
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.
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.
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.