Programme Code: SAQA-93812 – NQF level 5 – Credits 120

This qualification is an undergraduate qualification that offers a combination of theory and practice in the area of public management. The purpose of the qualification is to provide a structured qualification for students wishing to work as public officials. The need for well-qualified, efficient, client-oriented public officials has been identified as a priority in all spheres of government.

The qualification aims to develop an integrated conceptual understanding, synthesis and application of specific issues in public management. The qualification will develop management skills, planning skills as well as provide participants with the ability to communicate effectively. The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with a sound fundamental knowledge base regarding public management.

The qualification is aimed at equipping line managers with the knowledge and skills required to fulfil their management role within the public sector.

On completion of the programme, graduates can aspire to the following positions:

  • Local Government Officer
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Service Officer
  • Supervisor

Duration: 1 year


Year Semester Description
1 1 Business Communication
Local Government Management
Public Administration
2 End User Computing
Politics and Ethics in Governance
Public Finance

  • The minimum entry requirement is the National Senior Certificate or National Certificate Vocational with appropriate subject combinations and levels of achievement; or
  • An equivalent NQF level 4 qualification with proven proficiency in English.