Diploma: Office Management and Technology

OMTECH strives to instil entrepreneurial skills in our graduates to support their academic talents. Therefore

ongoing entrepreneurial exposure will be presented via successful local business people and other

entrepreneurial experts. Students and staff are encouraged to become members of the various professional and

institutional bodies.

Who will employ a Diplomate?

Government (national departments, provincial departments and local authorities); private and parastatal

organisations; research organisations; tertiary education institutions.

Purpose of the qualification

This qualification is intended to provide a comprehensive range of administrative, technological and managerial

skills to fulfil the needs of the ever-changing business environment at operational and supervisory levels. The

student, after obtaining the diploma, will be able to advance rapidly over a wider spectrum within an

organisation, including managerial positions.

 Exit level outcomes of the programme

The student will be able to perform advanced information processing taking into account most recent changes

and developments in office systems.

Manage information in an enterprise.

  • Manage resources for effective and efficient achievement of enterprise goals.
  • Manage and develop people to contribute constructively to the achievement of goals of the enterprise.
  • Apply the principles of office management and technology within the enterprise..
  • Apply basic principles of business communication within the workplace
  • Know the basic principles of management.

5.5.5 Critical cross-field outcomes

The achievement of this qualification means that the learner will be able to:

  • Identify and solve problems and make responsible ethical decisions within own limit of authority.
  • Work effectively with others as a member of a team, group, organisation or community.
  • Organise and manage oneself and one’s activities responsibly and effectively.
  • Collect, organise and critically evaluate information.
  • Communicate effectively using visual, mathematics and language skills in the modes of oral and/or written


  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems.

Admission Rules & Applications for Recognition of Credits

For Admission Rules see the section on Admission Requirements above. In addition the Department will consider

courses done at other Tertiary Institutions for exemption, in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the

University subject to the following criteria.

If a student wishes to graduate from WSU but decides to enrol for one or more programme courses at another

university, then the student must lodge a written application (through the HOD to Dean of Faculty) before

registration at the other Institution. Students must take note of the institutional rules which state that:

  • Not more than 50 % of the courses in the qualification will be exempted in this way.
  • All exit level courses must be done at WSU. Only in exceptional circumstances will recognition of one (1) exit

level subject from another university be considered but such consideration is subject to a recommendation

from the Department and approval thereof by Senate.

  • Any provisional approval by department/faculty is subject to final approval by Senate [also see WSU’s

General Rules and Regulations].