Public Administration Course

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Public administration is the implementation of government policy and prepares civil servants for working in National Government, Provincial Government and Local Government. Within the government as context, the Public Administration course seeks to create a theoretical understanding of underlying concepts of public administration and the role of effective public administration in government. Students will understand the inter-relationship between public administration function and other related functions, including financial management and ethical aspects of government. Whether you want to do this Public Administration Course in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg or anywhere in between, you will have equal access to our student support portals and related student services.

Course Type:

Business Short Courses


Business Management and Administration Courses



Course Payment Plan:

R455 x 24 months

Course Duration:

Maximum duration of 24 months, however average time for completion varies from 12 to 18 months

Course Objectives:

  • Understand and apply public sector principles, policies and ethics to own public sector work context
  • Understand administrative principles and the role of South African legislation in public administration
  • Insight into the organisational structure of a Public Sector Department with specific reference to the levels of authority and protocols relating to the resolution of problems
  • Understanding the application of sound communication principles and good customer service to achieve public sector objectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge and insight into the role of supply chain management in the public sector environment

Entry Requirements:

Grade 9 (Std7) and at least 16 years old with the ability to read and write in English, the language of instruction.

Assesment Method:

Students are required to complete and submit one assignment per module. The pass mark for each assignment is 80% unless stated otherwise within the assignment instructions. There are no written examinations for this Course.

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Course Modules:

This course comprises the following modules:

  • Introduction to Public Administration
  • Public Administrative Principles
  • Public Financial Management Legislation
  • Public Sector Department Structures
  • Public Sector Customer Service and Communication
  • Public Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management in the Public Sector

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