ICB Business Law and Administrative Practice



This course forms part of the Foundation Level in the ICB Office Administration Programme. It looks at how the law affects us all. Even our most basic day-to-day decisions have legal implications. In business, basic knowledge of legalities that underlie the world of commerce is paramount. The aim of this course is to make South African law understandable and to answer common questions about the law in layman’s terms. It is important to note that laws are not static – they change over time, and new laws are promulgated from time to time. The topics covered in this course range from the basics of the South African legal system, to commercial laws involving contracts and litigation.


Institute of Certified Bookkeepers as a Quality Assurance Partner of the QCTO.

Entrance requirement

Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent

You must be at least 16 years of age

No prior accounting knowledge needed.


This course can be completed in 3 months.

Starting Dates:

12 February 2018
16 April 2018
18 June 2018

20 August 2018
29 October 2018

* These dates are for the Online Classroom option, students who wish to enroll for the Home Study option have no particular starting date.


• “The Law”
• The law of contract
• Breach of contract
• Remedies for breach of contract
• Termination of contracts
• The law of delict
• Contract of sale
• Credit agreements
• Contract of lease
• Contract of agency
• Contract of partnership
• Business entities
• Contract of insurance
• Contract of suretyship
• Negotiable instruments
• Contract of employment
• Intellectual property and competition law
• Environmental law and revision


This course is assessed by the ICB by means of a Portfolio of Evidence where you are required to complete Activities (assignments) and Evaluations (tests) and then complete a final summative assessment (exam) written at an ICB assessment centre. Please be sure to register for your assessment.


This course is a short course as part of a national qualification. Once you have completed this course and the remainder of the level you will receive a national certificate.


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