COURSE BACKGROUND

Public Management (N4-N6) is focused on entrepreneurship, management, marketing and HR (labour relations). In addition to these, the knowledge you will gain by covering key topics in law, communication and accounting will ensure you have a comprehensive set of skills to make your mark in business. You will gain the knowledge to understand each functional area of a business, as well as insight into how a business functions as a whole. Creating your own business plan during the programme will give you the opportunity to explore new business ideas and improve performance at your place of work.

The diploma in Public Management is designed for students interested in a career in the management of business firms, the public service or other non-profit seeking organizations. Its main objective is to provide you knowledge and skills of three types: conceptual, human, and practical/operational.

Course Structure

The programmer progresses through three levels. Each N level takes place over one semester. After each semester, students are eligible for a National Certificate on that level. We recommend continuing through all three levels in order to qualify for the National Diploma. The National Diploma requires students to work for 18 months in a Public Management department before they are entitled to receive a National Diploma.

First Year

First Semester: N4

First Year

First Semester: N5
Entrepreneurship Information Processing

Entrepreneurship and Business Management studies the different aspects of starting your own business. It provides basic knowledge of how to draw up a business plan and all the necessary aspects needed for a business plan.

Computer Practice

Provides students with skills to perform basic computer functions. The subject field covers Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and basic Internet and Email functionality.

Public Administration

To provide students with a comprehensive representation of the South African government system and the governmental processes involved in running the state. To provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become efficient incumbents of posts and officials in the state, provincial and local departments of the public sector.

Management Communication

Studies the different disciplines of communication, motivation and self image as tools in the organisation. Practical activities are included, especially the writing of business communication documents. This subject also studies the theory behind advertising, the communication tool for marketing, with emphasis on the role it plays in marketing strategies of an organisation.

Computer Practice

Provides students with skills to perform basic computer functions. The subject field covers Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and basic Internet and Email functionality.

Public Administration

To provide students with a comprehensive representation of the South African government system and the governmental processes involved in running the state. To provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become efficient incumbents of posts and officials in the state, provincial and local departments of the public sector.

Municipal Administration

To provide students with a comprehensive representation of the South African municipal government system and the administrative processes involved in running a local authority. To enable the students to carry out the functions applicable to an administrative post in a municipal authority with confidence after completion of the necessary practical training in municipal administration. To provide students with the necessary knowledge of the management processes with specific reference to personnel administration and financial management in local authorities.

Public Finance

To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of the public finance used for organising the financial administrative system and process of the central, regional and local authorities. To develop students’ ability to execute financial administrative tasks in the public sector with confidence and to prepare them for the world of work in central, provincial and local government.

Second Year

First Semester: N6
Computer Practice

Provides students with skills to perform basic computer functions. The subject field covers Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and basic Internet and Email functionality.

Public Law

To provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of public law used for organizing the administrative process of public administration. To enable students to execute functions relating to administrative policy, backed by the different laws and by-laws used in government institutions.

Public Administartion

To provide students with a comprehensive representation of the South African government system and the governmental processes involved in running the state. To provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become efficient incumbents of posts and officials in the state, provincial and local departments of the public sector.

Municipal Administartion

To provide students with a comprehensive representation of the South African municipal government system and the administrative processes involved in running a local authority. To enable the students to carry out the functions applicable to an administrative post in a municipal authority with confidence after completion of the necessary practical training in municipal administration. To provide students with the necessary knowledge of the management processes with specific reference to personnel administration and financial management in local authorities.

  • Public Sector General Manager
  • Public Sector Administration Manager
  • Public Sector Human Resource Manager
  • National, Provincial and Local Government Administrator

A National Senior Certificate with Diploma admission – A minimum of 30% for English coupled with a minimum of 40% for four (4) x 20 credit subjects; OR

A NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50% in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation – a minimum of 60% in the three (3) compulsory vocational subjects is required; OR

A SC (without endorsement) or equivalent – A minimum of five (5) subjects must be passed; OR

A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate in a cognate field; OR

Mature Age Exemption:
• Candidates must have attempted Matric/Grade 12, reached the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and a proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communicative skills; OR

• Candidates must have reached the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.

The National Diploma in Public Management is made up of the following courses which are done over a period of 18 months.

National Certificate (N4): Public Administration, Management Communication, Entrepreneurship & Business Management, Computer Practice.

National Certificate (N5): Public Administration, Public Relations, Municipal Administration, Information Processing. Electives: Economics, Financial Accounting.

National Certificate (N6): Public Administration, Municipal Administration, Public Law, Public Finance.

N4  60 Credits
N5  60 Credits
N6  60 Credits
Total  180 Credits
Duration 18 Months
Registration Fee R350.00
Deposit Fee R950.00
Monthly Fee R850.00 (18 Months)
Course Fee R16600.00

NB: Deposit And Registration Fees Are Non-Refundable.

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