These short courses in Office Administration are offered through the Business Enterprise Centre.
Gain the skills necessary to become a successful Personal Assistant or work in an administration role in a variety of office environments.
Available Short Courses (9)
This course offers current or aspiring personal assistants a solid grounding in administration and computing skills, such as word processing, data management and interpersonal communication. The opportunities available to the PA are limited only by your ambition and skills. NMIT can help you gain the edge.
Sharpen your computer skills using essential software for Personal Assistants. Topics include: advanced Microsoft Word features (forms, tables, reports, mail merge, data import, macros etc); Microsoft Excel (lists, worksheets, workbooks); and PowerPoint presentations. Also includes a touch-typing speed certificate. This module can be taken individually or together with the module Administration for Personal Assistants to attain the Certificate in Personal Assistants.
This module covers the key administrative skills required of a Personal Assistant. Topics include: client liaison; personal presentation; diary management; records management; storage systems; creating manuals; organising meetings and conferences; and travel administration. This module can be taken individually or together with the module Computing for Personal Assistants to attain the Certificate in Personal Assistants.
Shorthand is a useful skill for many professionals including journalists, executives, administrators and students. This course introduces the Pitman 2000 shorthand system and trains you to write the basic shorthand strokes. Topics include Pitman theory and dictation skills.
Learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Word for efficient word processing. Topics include: computer fundamentals; keyboarding techniques; and basic and advanced features of Microsoft Word. This module can be taken individually or together with the module Office Skills to attain the Certificate in Office Administration.
Are you looking to improve your career prospects or gain employment in an administrative role? This course gives you the skills to do so. Improve your computing, word processing, people and organisational skills. The career opportunities open to the administration professional are practically endless and cover all industries from business to education.
Become familiar with and confident in the modern office environment. Topics include: telephone skills; handling challenging customers; document presentation; report writing; mail and file management; purchase orders, delivery dockets, invoices and credit notes; statements, cheques, receipts and correcting irregularities within documents; and petty cash. This module can be taken individually or together with the module Word Processing Skills to attain the Certificate in Office Administration.
Gain an introduction to a range of principles and practices aimed at improving business growth and planning. Designed for small business owners and sales representatives/managers, this course develops your skills in account and client relationships management, and securing clients and sales. NMIT can help you gain a competitive edge in the risky world of business.
Become more effective in meetings by improving your minute taking skills. These practical workshops provide opportunities for practice and review to enable you to take minutes with confidence.