Advance Your Public Service Career and Open Doors to Diverse Opportunities in Public Management.

Why Choose the National N Diploma Programme?

A career in Public Management will prepare you for a variety of public service functions. A strong element of the course is knowledge of administrative structures and an understanding of the public and private sector. You will broaden your expertise in computers, communication, public administration, municipal administration, public finance, public law, the changing dynamics of society and how government operates in this complex environment. The programme also teaches you how to put this knowledge into practice.

Shape Tomorrow’s Public Service and Lead the Way.

Course Information

You may enter the programme with any one of the following:
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC)/Grade 12
  • NCV Level 4 Certificate
  • ABET Level 4 Certificate

The National N Diploma 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.

On successful completion of the programme, the student will receive a National N Diploma conferred by the College Rector at the college’s official graduation ceremony.

  • Junior Admin Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R140 000 to R240 000 a year
  • Junior Public Affairs Researcher – Pay Estimate: +/- R190 000 to R290 000 a year
  • Junior Local Government Officer – Pay Estimate: +/- R140 000 to R200 000 a year
  • Junior Public Relations Assistant – Pay Estimate: +/- R150 000 to R300 000 a year
National N4 Certificate 1st Year 1st Semester Subjects Intro Computer Practice, Intro Communication, Intro Public Administration, Intro Entrepreneurship N4
1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects Computer Practice, Public Administration, Management Communication, Entrepreneurship and Business Management N4
National N5 Certificate 2nd Year 1st Semester Subjects Public Finance, Municipal Administration, Public Administration, Public Relations N5
National N6 Certificate 2nd Year 2nd Semester Subjects Public Finance, Municipal Administration, Public Administration, Public Law N6

Contact a career consultant on campus or online, who will take you through the affordable National N Diploma 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 National N Diploma professional training, you can progress to other programmes offered by us or you can earn credits from public tertiary education institutions.

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

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