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National Certificate: Public Administration

12 Months Accredited Training

Unit Standard: 50060, NQF Level 5 with 141 Credits

Dates: Available on Request

Locations: Johannesburg, South Africa

Platform: Available In-Class / Online

Price: Available on Request

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Course Introduction

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 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.


The National Certificate in Public Administration (NQF Level 5) is aimed at practitioners working in the public sector. 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. Regarding the implementation of public administration and management reforms, the qualification serves, as a basis of an effective implementation process by defining and identifying those competencies required by technical public officials. The possession of relevant knowledge, skills and attitude by public officials is crucial to the implementation of public sector administration and management reforms. Thus, the qualification contributes to the upliftment of South African economy in line with the aims of existing skills development legislations through enhancing of skill levels of public sector employees.


Entry Requirements:

It is assumed that all learners accessing this qualification are competent in Communication at NQF Level 3, and Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 3.

Course Objectives

  • Process documents relating to goods and services supplied and received.

  • Maintain records relating to capital acquisition and disposal.

  • Input, store, and output data

  • Provide costing reports.

  • Highlight trends in costs and make suggestions for the reduction of costs and adding value to the organisation

  • Prepare cost estimates for work activities and projects.

  • Contribute to the planning and conducting of an audit.

  • Classify and record Accounting and non-financial data.

  • Take responsibility for the management of cash and credit.

  • Perform tax computations, prepare returns for business and individuals, and submit all required tax returns.

  • Depending on the electives chosen learners will also be able to:

  • Administer the estate of deceased persons.

  • Assist with the winding up of an insolvent estate and the liquidation of a company within the context of financial management.

  • Interpret statutes and the basic structures of the South African legal system within the context of the accounting profession.

Who should attend?

  • Financial Services.

  • Administration.

  • Management.

  • Accounting.

  • Project/Public Entity Management

Training methodology

Training Methodology

Our diverse instructional approaches ensure effective learning:

– Lectures & Presentations: Engage with expert-driven, stimulating content.
– Course Material: Access well-crafted supporting resources.
– Group Work: Collaborate on discussions and case studies for practical insights.
– Workshops & Role-Play: Participate in immersive, scenario-based activities.
– Practical Application: Focus on applying theoretical knowledge in real situations.
– Post-Training Support: Receive extensive support after training for skill implementation.

Modules Covered:

  • MODULE 1: Service Delivery Management

  • MODULE 2: Manage and Lead Human Resources in the Workplace

  • MODULE 3: The Principles of Knowledge Management to Public Sector Administration

  • MODULE 4: Strategic Planning

  • MODULE 5: South African Legislation and Policy affecting Public Administration

  • MODULE 6: The Principles of Risk Management to manage risk situations in the Public Sector

  • MODULE 7: Design, Formulate Public Sector Policies and Regulations

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