Learnership Management System

50060 National Certificate: Public Administration NQF 5

50060 National Certificate: Public Administration NQF 5

This qualification (50060 – National Certificate: Public Administration) is to provide a structured programme for public officials that work with senior management officials so as 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.

50060 National Certificate: Public Administration NQF 5

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.

With regard to 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 upfliftment of South African economy in line with the aims of existing skills development legislations through enhancing of skill levels of public sector employees.

Qualifying learners could follow a career within the Public Sector’s:

  • Financial Services.
  • Administration.
  • Management.
  • Accounting.
  • Project/Public Entity Management.

Our pricing is different from region to region, depending on the cost of the venue hire and transport. Pricing will also be confirmed on the individual booking form. Also note that we are NOT VAT Registered and do not charge our clients VAT. All prices quotes is inclusive.


This 36 week certificate course aims to meet the need for continuous training and development in Public Sector. Stated course outcomes include:

> Use the computer in information management.
> Demonstrate knowledge of numeric skills.
> Demonstrate knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety.
> Demonstrate knowledge of HIV/AIDS.
> Communicate effectively in the workplace.
> Demonstrate knowledge of the role and scope of Public Administration.
> Demonstrate knowledge of decentralization and the role of local authorities in national development.
> Apply basic principles of management in the workplace.
> Demonstrate understanding of the various statutes which affect their day to day work.
> Manage records and information in their organisations.
> Demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of financial management.
> Demonstrate an understanding of basic principles of economics.
> Apply research methods by undertaking a work related project.

The course comprises the following modules:

> Introduction to Public Admin.
> Local Govt Administration and Management.
> Principles of Management.
> Legal Aspects of PA.
> Introduction to PC.
> Communication skills.
> Introduction to Financial Management.
> Introductory Economics.
> Occupational Health and Safety.
> Records Management.
> Numeric skills.
> HIV/AIDS Awareness.
> Basic Research Methods.

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