National Certificate N4 Public Management

National Certificate N4 Public Management

Course Fee: R13,850.00

Designed to give you the technical, theoretical, practical and workplace knowledge that is essential for a successful career in the Public Sector. This qualification enables you to progressively obtain the National N Diploma. On its own will equip  you with vital knowledge and skills required to excel in your career and at the same time create opportunities to study further in your chosen field.

Registrations open. Programme starts on the 1st of June 2024. 


  • Public Administration N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Computer Practice N4
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4

Additional information


Once off-full payment, 2 payments, 12 months

How to study this programme

The Institute of Business Management – IBM is your training provider who will provide study guidance and support.

Learner Assistance

You will be assigned a learner assistant to help you with your studies for a duration of 6 months.

When you have obtained a qualifying year mark, you are eligible to write the national examination at an approved venue.




12 months

Exams and Venues

To qualify for the National Exam, you must have successfully completed all assignments for the subjects that you want to write.

The IBM as your Training Provider will assist you with the exam registration process for the National Exams, and register you with the DHET (Department of Higher Education and Training for your exam.

Exams are written at designated exam venues and TVET Colleges where you will register to write the exam.



  • National Certificate: Public Management N4
  • NQF Level 5
  • QCTO and DHET Certification
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 66875
  • Credits: 60
  • Subjects: 4
  • 3 Assignments and 1 Exam exam per subject
  • Once you have successfully completion this course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement: N4 Public Management from the DHET.

Entry Requirements

Grade 12 (Std 10) or equivalent NQF4 qualification

You must be at least 16 years of age

No matric? Do a matric-equivalent qualification that will give you access:

FETC Public Administration NQF4

Course Fee

R 13 850 including registration fee.

Installment Payment Options

Once-off total course fee of R 13 850  OR

Two payments: R 6950 in month 1 and 6 OR

Initial payment of R 2500 followed by 12 x R 993

Installment payments incur finance fees

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