Public Management

National N Diploma in Public Management

  Why choose this field

This qualification has been developed to enable learners who are particularly interested in Public Management to develop competencies which will enable them either to study further or to be employed and be productive in the sector at entry level and/or second tier level. This qualification is aimed primarily at giving the learner technical, theoretical knowledge, practical knowledge and workplace knowledge and skills required in Public Management. The design of the qualification is such that it enables learners to progressively obtain the qualification by completing the related N4, N5 and N6 courses. The N4+N5+N6, regardless of the manner in which they are completed, must be followed by or integrated with the relevant 18 months of practical workplace learning for the learner to be awarded the National N Diploma, Level 6.

  Career fields

Once you have completed Public Management N6 at Africa College of Technology, you will be equipped to apply for the following entry-level positions:

  • Public Sector General Manager
  • Public Sector Administration Manager
  • Public Sector Human Resource Manager
  • National, Provincial and Local Government Administrator


On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a National Certification in Management studies.

  • NATIONAL N DIPLOMA (on completion of N4-N6 and 18 months in-service training).

All examinations are National Examinations, set and administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
Certificates and Diploma are conferred by the Department of Higher Education and Training.
All qualifications are nationally recognized by industry and Universities.


The programme duration is 36 months (18 months theory /18 months in-service training) and tuition is negotiable. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time basis.

  • First Year - Semester One 0/3

  • First Year - Semester Two 0/3

  • Second Year - Semester One 0/3

  • Second Year - Semester Two 0/3