National Diploma in Public Administration (NQF Level 7)

National Diploma in Public Administration (NQF Level 7)

Overview

The National Diploma in Public Administration is a bridging programme that allows public servants with a diploma but not a bachelor’s degree to participate in Honours and Masters level programmes.

Many public servants have deep workplace experience and possess two-year diplomas as their highest qualification, especially those in nursing and education. But without an NQF Level 7 qualification they cannot undertake Honours and Masters level programmes.

The successful completion of the National Diploma in Public Administration NQF Level 7 opens an education pathway to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Public management – NQF Level 8, MBA or a Master in Public Management – NQF Level 9 and a Doctoral degree – NQF Level 10.

General information

The Regenesys MBA will assist you to achieve your personal and organisational goals by providing you with a career development generalist programme focussing on leadership through strategic management. The programme is designed to assist you solve intricate business problems in an ethical and sustainable manner by making informed decisions through the use of information and data in an innovative and scientific manner. In addition, the programme will empower you to communicate with specialist and non-specialist audiences. From an organisational perspective, the MBA will equip you with an advanced understanding and knowledge of the strategic interrelationship between the organisation’s internal and external environments, as it responds to changes and trends. The MBA is geared to promote independent thinking, self-direction and autonomous behaviour in planning and implementing solutions for organisations.

12 months

Duration: 1 year

Eligibility

 

It is assumed that practitioners have expertise in the subject/occupation field in which they intend to provide education, training and development, at a level required to engage meaningfully in ETD within that field. Further learning assumptions are specified within the associated unit standards where required.

Recognition of Prior Learning:

This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through recognition of prior learning in terms of the defined exit level outcomes and/or individual unit standards.

Evidence can be presented in various ways, including international and/or previous local qualifications, products, reports, testimonials mentioning functions performed, work records, portfolios, videos of practice and performance records.

All such evidence will be judged in accordance with the general principles of assessment and the requirements for integrated assessment.

Structure

The National Diploma in Public Administration – NQF Level 7 (260 credits) is a 15-month diploma, which provides the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required by public officials that work at senior management and executive level.

The qualification consists of Eight (8) modules and a Final Integrated Summative Assessment (FISA)
Programme modules

Public Project Management

Public sector monitoring and evaluation

Public resource management

Public finance and administration

Fundamentals of research

Public strategic management

Public policy management

Public communication strategies

Certification

Certification The National Diploma: Public Administration NQF 7 (260 credits) is a 12-month qualification.

On completion, the following certification will be awarded:

A PSETA Certificate & Services SETA Statement of Achievement will be awarded to all delegates who successfully complete all portfolio requirements; or

A PSETA Statement of Achievement will be awarded to all delegates who successfully complete some, but not all, of the modules’ portfolio requirements. The Statement of Results will only reflect the modules successfully completed; or

A Regenesys Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all delegates who attended all training sessions, but who do not complete any portfolio requirements successfully.

Exit Level Outcomes

The following exit level outcomes of the qualification concentrate on the public administration skills required within the public sector:

Deliver public value;

Formulate and evaluate public sector policies and programmes; • Fulfil management functions required to deliver public value;

Conceptualise, design and implement a public sector development management framework;

Fulfil management functions required to deliver public value; • Conceptualise, design and implement a public sector development management framework;

Integrate public administration under the rule of law.

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