National N-Diploma: Public Management (N4 - N6)

Public Management will enable the prospective students to learn about government and municipal processes and procedures and how to be an effective manager in the public sector.

Admission Requirements

Minimum entrance requirements are aligned to the Report 191 programme requirements. Students who have passed Grade 12/NC (V) Level 4 may be admitted into N4 Business and Engineering Studies, subject to any other programme/faculty requirements.

Minimum entrance requirements for Report 191 N1 Engineering studies are:

  • Grade 9
  • AET Level 4
  • General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)
  • the use of RPL assessment programme to determine equivalence to NQF Level 1 or National Senior Certificate (NSC) Engineering studies.

In order to ensure success and completion of the programmes, the College has, in terms of the College admission policy, and in line with A Guideline for Additional Admission Requirements to Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College Programmes made provision for Programme-specific additional requirements as stipulated in the table below:

Subject Requirements Level of Achievement Application Point Score
Intro Communication N4 50% N/A – all students must have satisfied promotion requirements for Introductory Business Studies N4
Intro Information Processing 40%


3 Years:

  • N4 - N6 (18 months)
  • Relevant practical experience (18 months)

Subjects / Modules

N4 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Computer Practice N4
  • Entrepreneurship & Business Management N4
  • Management Communication N4
  • Public Administration N4
  • Economics N4
N5 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Computer Practice N5
  • Municipal Administration N5
  • Public Administration N5
  • Public Finance N5
  • Economics N5
N6 Subjects (6 Months)
  • Municipal Administration N6
  • Municipal Administration N6
  • Public Administration N6
  • Public Law N6

Career Opportunities

  • Public Office Manager
  • Administrator
  • Government Official
  • Municipal Official