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Management and Administration (RIMS)


The purpose of this qualification is to provide learners with the knowledge to further their learning in the field of Business Administration, and in order to advance their careers, as well as to qualify for entry to an appropriate Diploma qualification at NQF Level 5.

The qualification will allow entry into, or further development and expertise in, the following areas of application:

  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business communication in a first and second language
  • Computer skills
  • Risk and project management
  • Business management and governance
  • Marketing
  • Corporate secretaryship
  • Business calculations

    Qualifying learners are capable of:
  • Engaging in sustained oral communication and evaluating spoken texts
  • Reading, analysing and responding to a variety of texts
  • Writing for a wide range of contexts
  • Using language and communication in occupational learning programmes
  • Representing, analysing and calculating shape and motion in 2-and 3-dimensional space in different contexts
  • Applying knowledge of statistics and probability to critically interrogate and effectively communicate findings on life related problems
  • Using mathematics to investigate and monitor the financial aspects of personal, business, and national issues
  • Accommodating audience and context needs in oral communication in a second language
  • Interpreting and using information from texts in a second language
  • Writing texts for a range of communicative contexts in a second language
  • Interpreting a variety of literary texts in a second language
  • Producing accounting reports
  • Recording and processing workplace transactions
  • Assessing legal contracts for business
  • Complying to legal requirements in business
  • Analysing people related risks in an organisation in order to control the risk
  • Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of South African law and the regulation of risk management
  • Determining risk exposure in order to manage the risk in a specific situation
  • Explaining the nature of risk and the risk management process
  • Developing administrative procedures in a selected organisation
  • Managing administration records
  • Applying efficient time management to the work of a department/division/section

    Qualifying learners will also elect to attain competencies from among the following:
  • Showing entrepreneurial competence
  • Managing entrepreneurial finance
  • Monitoring marketing information flow and collecting and processing marketing data
  • Identifying and utilising marketing resources to meet objectives
  • Liaising with a range of customers of a business
  • Describing features, advantages and benefits of a range of products
  • Applying basic business principles
  • Describing information systems departments in business organisations
  • Applying problem solving strategies
  • Investigating the use of computer technology in an organisation
  • Describing and installing a facsimile machine
  • Describing and installing computer printers
  • Describing and installing scanning systems
  • Describing and installing photocopier machines
  • Installing a personal computer or handheld computer and peripherals