Public Management N4-N6

The diploma in Public Management is designed to edify you for an effective career in management of business firms, the public service or other non-profit seeking organizations. Its main objective is to provide you knowledge and skills of three types: conceptual, human, and practical/operational. These are pivotal for development.






  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
  • Public Administration N4
  • Introduction to Accounting N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Public Administration N5
  • Public Finance N5
  • Municipal Administration N5
  • Computer Practice N5


  • Public Administration N6
  • Public Finance N6
  • Municipal Administration N6
  • Computer Practice N6



Each level takes 6 Months full time to complete (total of 18 months to complete the theory) and then 18 months practical in industry. Generally it takes 3 years to qualify for a National Diploma.


Students complete three certificates (N4-N6) and 18 months of in-service training, at the end of which a National N Diploma in Business Management is awarded if the student meets all the relevant criteria.

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate with Diploma admission - A minimum of 30% for English coupled with a minimum of 40% for four (4) x 20 credit subjects; OR

A NC(V) with Diploma admission – A minimum of 50% in English on either First Additional Language or Home Language level AND Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy AND Life Orientation – a minimum of 60% in the three (3) compulsory vocational subjects is required; OR

A SC (without endorsement) or equivalent – A minimum of five (5) subjects must be passed; OR

A Higher Certificate, an Advanced Certificate in a cognate field; OR

Mature Age Exemption:
• Candidates must have attempted Matric/Grade 12, reached the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration with three years’ work experience and a proven ability relating to the proposed programme as well as adequate communicative skills; OR

• Candidates must have reached the age of 45 before or during the first year of registration.


What is included

  • Laptop
  • Dongle
  • Free Data Plan


Tuition fees

Starting from R1,750



Courses are accredited by the Department of Higher Education

Start dates

This course has 6 start dates per year:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November


A National Diploma is awarded on successful completion of each programme