course information

Course: Short Course

Mode: Distance

Study Period: up to 6 months 

SAQA ID: 23619

Course Code: ICBECON

course price

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Payment Plan



per month

[over 10 months]

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Once off payment


Course Overview

This course is the third module of the Higher Certificate, Office Administration, SAQA ID 23619. This office management distance learning course is ideal for students looking to achieve the skills required to work in an office environment and assist in becoming a Secretary, General Office Manager, Human Resources Administrator or Labour Relations Administrator.

  • An introduction to economics
  • Economic systems in perspective
  • Formulating an economic framework
  • The money market and monetary economics
  • International trade and finance
  • Labour economics

Study period: up to 12 months   

Study PLUS Course Material

Study material includes a Textbook, Study & Solutions Guide and for those students who require additional assistance in the form of video learning, a FREE USB DRIVE containing Videos and Solutions Playlists

ICB Assessment and Award

Using the ICB (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) programme material, 30% of your final mark is calculated from the activities and evaluations you undertake during your Entrepreneurial distance learning course. Your Portfolio of Evidence (POE) is a folder you will receive once you have registered for your assessment, and it must include all tests and assignments you have completed for each module.

You will be required to do a written exam for each module, which accounts for 70% of your final mark and you will include that in your POE, which must be submitted to an ICB assessor. Assessment Centre are located throughout South Africa, so please visit to find an exam venue closest to you. Upon successful completion of your exam, ICB will certify you with a statement of competence showing the respective unit standards, which you have completed.

Important ICB Exam Information

You will need to register as a Student Member with the ICB, and enrol for the exam before prescribed closing dates with them. Please note ICB registration and assessment fees are not included in your course fees and must be paid directly to ICB. Please go to for current fees.

Entry Requirements

Students taking this course must have completed ICB Human Resource Management & Labour Relations before enrolling.


This course is accredited by ICB, a SAQA recognized professional body.

Academy of York is accredited by FASSET SETA, SAIOSH, SABPP, PMSA, CompTIA, COMENSA and the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) and is registered with the QCTO as a Private College.

What our past students said


“I really enjoyed studying with Academy of York they gave me the full attention that I needed. I am looking forward to my next course with A.OY.”

Digoke Sithole


“My time with A.O.Y has been amazing. The fanatical support team played an important role for me with any problems I had. I managed to complete my studies, and now I can start looking for a better job.”

Collen Mabasa