National Certificate Public Administration NQF 5

National Certificate Public Administration NQF 5

Course Fee: R13,970.00

Our National Certificate in Public Administration is of exceptional high standard and rated as one of the best in South Africa.  This door-opening qualification is a career pathway towards being an accomplished public administration and management specialist. Learn how to perform administrative tasks better than others do and improve your management performance. It is also a passport to promotion, seniority and a better income.

Delivery outside South Africa incurs additional costs.

Who must do this Qualification

This Public Sector-SETA accredited course is aimed at those working or aspiring to work in  the public sector and become knowledgeable, multi-skilled workers who are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within the sector. It should provide the means for current workers to receive recognition of prior learning, to upgrade their skills and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.


NOTE: The Certificate is the 1st level of the Public Administration Diploma Programme. Upon successful completion you will be able to proceed to the 2nd level – the National Diploma in Public Administration.


Click here to download the Programme Brochure.

Course content

  • 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.
    The course is offered through distance learning. No exams, assignments only.

Additional information


Once off full payment, 4 months, 8 months, 12 months


12 to 18 months


Your IBM / PSeta Certificate will be issued once you have completed all assignments and have been found competent. Credits earned can be used towards appropriate further study at any accredited training institution in South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.

  • NQF Level 5
  • PSETA Certification
  • SAQA Qualification ID: 50060
  • Credits: 160
  • Formative and Summative Assignments
    The course is offered through distance learning. No exams, assignments only.

Entry Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (Matric) or an FET Certificate or equivalent qualification.
  • Be competent in:
    • Communication  NQF Level 4
    • Mathematical Literacy NQF Level 4 (Grade 12)

Recommended to be competent in:

  • Unit Standard titled Demonstrate an understanding of and apply principles of knowledge management to public sector administration and management, Level 4, 8 credits.
  • National Certificate in Business Administration Services Level 4 or
  • Financial Management Level 4 or
  • FET Certificate Accounting level 4.

Installment Payment Options

We start preparing your study pack as soon as the first or full payment is received. Pay the full amount upfront or select a monthly installment option:

4 Months 8 Months 12 Months
R 2 762 p/m R 1 404 p/m R 951 p/m
1st payment: R 3 100 1st payment: R 3 100 1st payment: R 3 100
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