MS Excel – Get your columns in order!

Hi there Dear Readers,

Today I want to tell you about one of College SA‘s great courses – The College SA Certificate in MS Excel (Proficient and Expert).


This is a great course in which you will cover the following topics:



  • Getting started
  • Entering and editing data
  • Modifying a worksheet
  • Using functions
  • Formatting worksheets
  • Printing
  • Creating charts
  • Managing large workbooks
  • Using multiple worksheets and workbooks
  • Lists and tables
  • Web and Internet features
  • Templates and settings



  • Advanced formatting
  • Outlining and subtotals
  • Cell and range names
  • Lists and tables
  • Advanced charting
  • Documenting and auditing
  • Advanced functions
  • Lookups and data tables
  • Advanced list management
  • PivotTables and PivotCharts
  • Exporting and importing
  • Analytical options
  • Macros and custom functions
  • Conditional formatting and SmartArt


This course is great for anybody that needs to use Excel as part of their job. Head on over to the College SA website and find out more about this great course.


Study with College SA


Take care dear readers,



Boss’s Day – Do you HEART or HATE your boss?

“I love my job. I love the pay!

I love it more and more each day.
I love my boss, he is the best!

I love his boss and all the rest.”

Author unknown


October 16 is International Boss’s Day. This is still a relatively new celebratory day in South Africa but it is starting to gain momentum in the corporate world.

The first question I have to ask is – do you HEART or HATE your boss?

Hate  your boss?


Is your boss somebody you want to honour this year?


Your boss


Or, would you rather make a voodoo doll out of your boss?


If you feel you need a NEW BOSS, then chances are high that you need a NEW JOB!

Finding a new job can be really tough. Statistically speaking, South Africa’s official unemployment rate is at 25.6%.* * (As published by the South African government

This means that at least a quarter of the country is unemployed! But, don’t despair – there are things that you can do to improve your chances of getting a job:

  • Get relevant job skills by volunteering or applying for an internship;
  • Network with everybody that you know and spread the word that you are looking for a job;
  • Do as much research as you can about the industry you want to go into and the kind of job that you would like;
  • Get the knowledge that you need in order to be qualified to do the job by registering for study courses.


College SA can help you get the knowledge that you need. Need to study something specific such as Technical Financial Accounting? College SA will have the course for you.  Need to study something more general such as Time Management?


College SA will be your educational partner that will support you every step of the way with your studies.


College SA Support

Start taking the necessary steps today to get a new boss and a new job. Don’t be stuck doing something that you hate for somebody that you hate. Imagine yourself jumping out of bed in the morning with excitement because you can’t wait to get to work. Imagine a better future for yourself. It can be done!


Don’t dream it … be it (quote from the Rocky Horror Picture Show).

Don't dream it, be it




ps: I love my job and my boss!

Time for a NEW you!

Hi there dear Readers, how are you all doing?


Today’s blog article is inspired by the beautiful Spring sunshine that has come to visit us. I hope I am not jinxing things, but it certainly seems as if Spring has arrived here in Cape Town.

Spring is the season of rebirth after the cold winter months. Spring is when people start smiling more.


Spring is all about new beginnings!


Today I would like to issue you all with a challenge – do something new!  Be bold, be brave, be fabulous!


1) Grow a little this Spring

Grow this spring


Spring is a wonderful time to start planting. Visit  your local nursery and choose plants that you love. You don’t have to be a gardening expert in order to experience the joy of seeing your plants and flowers grow. Get some colour in your life – plant flowers that are bright and beautiful. Don’t feel obliged to plant your flowers in neat rows all according to colour. Mix it up a bit. Don’t be afraid to be a little daring.



2) Say Howdee to a new hobby

It’s absolutely untrue that you can’t do anything creative or funky or artistic. You don’t have to be a genius at anything – just take up a new hobby. Do something you’ve always wanted to do. Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do it. So what if you can’t sing? Grab a hairbrush and sing as if you are serenading the world. Think you can’t paint? Grab some paint and literally splash it onto a canvas. Go a little crazy.

Take up a hobby



Have you always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument? It doesn’t matter if you have less rhythm than a teaspoon. Stop thinking you can’t do it. Find a teacher that can turn you from zero to hero with a guitar.

Learn to play the guitar

If you are the shy type, don’t worry – there are plenty of hobbies that you can do in the privacy of your own home. Nobody has to ever see your wonderful creations. It doesn’t matter what you do, just do something!



3) Let’s get physical

Get your happy hormones pumping through your body with a bit of activity. Don’t worry, I’m not suggesting that you trek up Kilimanjaro. Just do something that gets you moving. Even if you are the world’s biggest slob, you can still do something that won’t kill you.

Dance with your soul

Let's get physical



Today I challenge you to do something new or different. Live out your dreams and fantasies. Have the confidence to try new things. Be as camp or as geeky as you want to be.


Click your heels together three times and say “Take me ……

Red Kansas Shoes



Until next time,




Personal Assistant Power

Hi there Readers, how are you doing?


I know that I have already blogged about College SA’s Personal Assistant course. But, today I want to chat a bit more about makes a Personal Assistant so powerful

Personal Assistants - they rock!



In today’s business world,  a Personal Assistant is responsible for so much. He or she literally has to keep everything running smoothly and under control.

Become a Powerful Personal Assistant




The bottom line is that a Personal Assistant has to be POWERFUL. Do you want to become a POWERFUL PERSONAL ASSISTANT? What kinds of skills does a Powerful Personal Assistant have?

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent project administration skills
  • Excellent office administration skills
  • Excellent skills for setting up and running meetings
  • Excellent business literacy skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent conflict management skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent e-mail writing skills
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Excellent stress management skills


A powerful Personal Assistant has to be brilliant all the time.


Make yourself brilliantly powerful by signing up for one or more quick 2-month College Short Courses. I really recommend going to the College SA website and checking out their great short courses that will make  you become even more brilliant than you already are.


Be brilliant – become a powerful Personal Assistant.


Take care Readers,



Management Accounting Courses at College SA

Hi there Readers,

How are you doing today?

Today I would like us to talk about the Management Accounting courses offered at College SA, in particular, our courses offered in conjunction with our Institute Partner, CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants).


Have you been considering a career in Management Accounting?

Maybe it’s the first time you have ever heard the acronym – CIMA..

Don’t stress, we have the answers to all the questions you could possibly have.

CIMA is the abbreviation for the Institute of Management Accountants. This institute is a global provider of management accounting courses, offering qualifications to students in 173 different countries. Management accounting is a specific area within the field of accounting, specifically focused on how the business functions, rather than simply monitoring the financial aspects of the business.

Management accountants hold some of the top positions in business worldwide!

Since CIMA has thousands of students they offer their courses globally through accredited providers – such as College SA.

To learn more about CIMA and the courses that we offer in conjunction with CIMA, simply click here.

Reaching your goals has never been easier… Register now and begin the journey!


Take care Readers, it’s almost the weekend!


Accounting Courses with College SA

More than just numbers ….

Hello dear readers.

Today we are going to be posting about a widely misunderstood field.

We have all heard the clichés about different fields of work or study right?

If you’re a lawyer, you’re automatically a shark in discussions with friends and family..

A psychologist immediately becomes a quack at the average dinner party…

An Accountant……….?

Study Accounting Courses at College SA


Boring? Bookish? Dull? Anal-retentive?

We have all heard the names people use to belittle the field of accounting and the professionals who work within it.

The truth of the matter is – Accounting is just as much an art as it is a science.

The average day of the accounting professional can involve countless meetings, creating procedures for streamlining business function or travelling around the world while meeting and assisting clients.

A great deal of out-of-the box thinking is required in this diverse and fast paced field. No matter what the business in question specialises in – finance will be in the picture. This means, in essence, accountants have an extremely wide range of options to choose from when deciding where to work.

Since accounting is required world-wide in every business, job security is also a huge perk of working in the field.

Next time you hear someone describing an accountant as “dull”, take a second to teach the person exactly how creative the field really is.

If you are interested in the world of Accounting, simply click here and have a look at the Accounting Courses offered by College SA.



If you want advice RIGHT AWAY and you would prefer to speak to one of our very friendly Course Experts, then the best thing to do would be to call the College0800 21 23 22.


Take care Readers,