The purpose of this course is to create a theoretical understanding of the concepts of public administration and the role of effective public administration in government. Students will gain the skills needed to establish a successful career in the public sector by developing a holistic understanding of key concepts and legislations while learning how to transform public service delivery.
The curriculum covers pertinent topics such as the structure and functions of government, public vs private administration, constitutional values, ethical principles and political initiatives. Focus is also placed on technology, which has become central to how the government functions in current times.
This course will equip students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills needed to establish a successful career in the public sector, namely due to the holistic and in-depth nature of the curriculum. On completion of this course, you will earn an industry-ready certificate that will empower you to explore exciting career opportunites such as:
National and Provincial Government Administrators and Managers
At least 1GB of data per month for fully online study method
+/- 500MB of data for online supported study method
At iQ Academy we understand that education is an investment and that’s why we offer flexible payment options to suit most working individuals. You can pay your fees in various monthly instalment plans or in full on enrolment. The fees for this course vary depending on which study method you choose.
Choose how you want to pay: Monthly instalment plan or in full on enrolment.
Choose how you want to study: Fully online or with textbooks (online supported).
All course content is delivered online.
Monthly instalments from: R424 p/m
Instalment terms from: 6 – 18 months
Deposit and terms subject to affordability
The course is delivered with text books and online support.
All your learning material is included in the course fee, whether you pay in instalments or upfront. There are no hidden costs, the only additional fees that may be charged are remarking or repeat registrations.
Public Administration has many attractive features that lead individuals to pursue studies in this field. Some of the reasons to study Public Administration include:
An understanding of how our government works,
Being able to make sound decisions about local development plans, and,
Opportunities to establish or grow a career in the administration sector.
This course will equip students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills needed to establish a successful career in the public sector, namely due to the holistic and in-depth nature of the curriculum.
This course is relevant to entry-level officials in national, provincial, and local spheres of government, Non-Profit organisations (NPOs), Community Based Organisations (CBOs), community leaders, members of communities, and any other individuals interested in understanding how government functions. As well as individuals from other disciplines who require basic knowledge of the functions of administration to perform effectively in a public administration environment.
If you want to establish or grow a career in the public sector, then this course is for you. Students with or without prior knowledge of Public Administration can enrol for this course but, a basic understanding of the sector is beneficial.
Unit 1: Basic Concepts of Public Administration Understand how and why Public Administration is considered a science and art by learning about discipline vs practice, concepts, theories, and the evolution of Public Administration in South Africa.
Unit 2: The Government of South Africa Explore the structure and functions of the Government of South Africa and understand the legislation that governs public administration in South Africa.
Unit 3: Public vs Private Administration Understand the difference between public and private sector entities in South Africa and learn about New Public Management (NPM) principles.
Unit 4: Principles of Public Administration Discover the principles and scope of Public Administration and understand the constitutional values and ethical principles in South Africa, including “Batho Pele” (South African political initiative).
Unit 5: Role of Government Officials Understand the role of various types of government officials, challenges faced by public administrators, and what efficiency and effectiveness are in service delivery today.
Unit 6: Public Administration and Technology Learn about the role that technology plays in public administration, especially in the era of the fourth industrial revolution and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unit 7: Transforming Public Service Delivery Outline the values that govern the practice of public administration to build an ethical public service.
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Our latest guide in partnership with Nompumelelo Madonda, a Director at Human Resource Development Council, will help you understand the public sector, how to choose the right course for your goals and grow your career.