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Public Administration 5

National Certificate: Public Administration

The purpose of the NQF Level 5 Public Administration qualification is to provide a structured programme for public officials that work with senior management officials so as to provide support to strategic leadership and management needed to transform all spheres of government. The need for well-qualified efficient, client-oriented public officials is therefore identified as a priority in all the three spheres of government. It is a qualification in a career pathway towards an accomplished public administration and management specialist.

The National Certificate in Public Administration consists of Exit Level Outcomes covering service delivery, knowledge management, formulation of public sector policies, risk management, applying the public sector legislative framework, managing people, leadership, financial administration, project management and information technology for the public sector. The competencies covered in the proposed unit standards encapsulate the competencies required by public officials working at the operational level.

The qualification will, therefore, enhance the ability of the qualifying learner as a public finance official to perform the necessary administration tasks expected as well as improve management abilities. In this way, the qualification enhances transferability of skills within different spheres of the public sector. At the same time, a learner will gain a firm foundation required for furthering studies at NQF levels 6 and 7. This qualification enables transferability of skills between the private and public sector.
This qualification is ideal for middle and senior managers or people earmarked for this position as the sessions cover gap-training of concepts and principles relating to the specific topics and outcomes of this qualification.

There are no exams! Delegates are required to complete a Portfolio of Evidence.


12 months (1 year)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a Senior Certificate or Communication at NQF Level 4 and Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 4 (Grade 12) and at least one year’s managerial experience. Also, learners will be competent in the Unit Standard titled Demonstrate an understanding of and apply principles of knowledge management to public sector administration and management, Level 4, 8 credits.

Qualification Objectives

  • Manage service delivery improvement and employ client service delivery techniques
  • Manage and lead human resources in the workplace
  • Apply the principles of knowledge management to public sector administration
  • Plan strategically to improve business performance
  • Apply South African legislation and policy affecting public administration
  • Apply the principles of risk management to manage risk situations in the public sector
  • Design, formulate public sector policies and regulations
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