This qualification focuses on the principles of public management, public financial management and the holistic development of managers’ public service activities.

Why Choose the Programme?

This qualification was designed with a specific focus on influencing stakeholders’ knowledge and approaches in the domain of public service policy development and implementation via service delivery in South Africa. In addition, this qualification also provides for a module on enterprise risk management that entail, among others, the devolvement of risk management from top to lower levels of operations that will enable employees to individually identify operational risks at its initial stages and to mitigate such risks. This practice will lead to integrating enterprise risks with core business processes that will enhance the potential for public service employees and managers to achieve strategically set business process outcomes.

Course Information

You may enter the programme, with:

  • A National Senior Certificate: minimum endorsement for Higher Certificate (HC)
  • National Senior Certificate Vocational: minimum endorsement for Higher Certificate
  • Amended Senior Certificate: minimum endorsement for Higher Certificate
  • Non-traditional applicants may gain admission via RPL for Alternative Access assessment
  • Non-traditional applicants may gain admission via Senate discretionary admission
The Higher Certificate in Public Administration and Management is accredited by the Higher Education Quality Committee [HEQC] of the Council on Higher Education [CHE] and is registered on the National Qualifications Framework [NQF] with the South African Qualifications Authority [SAQA].

Berea College of Technology (Pty) Ltd is registered as a Private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), with registration number 2000/HE07/004.

Upon successful completion of this programme, learners will receive a Higher Certificate in Public Administration and Management.

  • Case Manager – Pay Estimate: +/- R250 000 to R550 000 a year
  • Admin Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R100 000 to R200 000 a year
  • Committee Secretary – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R300 000 a year
Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable Higher Certificate in Public Administration and Management pricing structure and explain our flexible payment options.

Customised study materials which meet the programme outcomes can be accessed from the Learner Management System, Moodle. A prescribed book list is available from the academic manager at the start of the programme, although the study guide available on Moodle will sufficiently cover the exam requirements.

Moodle is an online platform where registered students receive their study materials and other online support material with zero data costs.
  • Explore engaging online content, crafted by subject matter experts.
  • Access to customised academic repository with assignments, videos, and PowerPoint lessons.
  • 24-hour access.

Once you have achieved the Higher Certificate in Public Administration and Management, you can progress to other programmes offered by the College or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions, subject to the institutions entry criteria.

Refer to the SAQA fact sheet for more options to study further.

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