A typist uses computers with word processing programs to type letters, articles or documents. Typewriters are not often used any more.
Schooling & School Subjects
National Senior Certificate
Private colleges, technical colleges and universities of technology present training in Typing. A Senior Typing qualification is equivalent to a Senior Certificate level. Even if a person has no previous experience of typing, such a person can enrol in a Typing course at an after-school training institution. The training institution or private college presents a certificate to each successful candidate. National Secretarial Certificates can be obtained from various technical colleges and universities of technology.
Diploma: Office Management and Technology - is presented by UNISA, DUT, TUT, CPUT, VUT
Colleges: Secretarial courses are available at the Academy of Learning, Rosebank College, ICESA, Varsity College.
After successful completion of one or both of the above-mentioned certificates, the candidate can receive training for the National Higher Certificate. The National Higher Certificate: Secretarial (Executive Secretaries) is presented by UJ The National Higher Certificate: Office Administration can be followed at the following: CPUT, Setlogelo, NMMU and UJ.
For more information regarding the National and National Higher Diploma courses, see the article on the private secretary.