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Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (PDPM)


Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management

Improve service delivery in the public sector with a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management (PDPM) offers you the opportunity to expand into new areas of service delivery management, reflecting on your own practice.

After successfully completing the PDPM programme, you will be able to inter-alia:

  • Conduct strategic planning and align organisational and government strategies to public policies, programmes, budgets and projects
  • Lead, manage, motivate and improve the performance of individuals and teams in public and development sector organisations
  • Manage public and development sector projects and programmes
  • Evaluate and apply the appropriate theories and models of monitoring and evaluation in public and development sector organisations


General information

The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management programme is aimed at equipping you with key management and leadership skills to effectively manage policies, programmes, projects, people, performance, quality and finances to improve service delivery in the public and development sectors.


Duration: 1 year


A three-year degree and relevant work experience.

The PDPM is an NQF level 8 (120 credits) qualification offered over a minimum period of one year and a maximum period of two years.

Core Modules

  • Strategic Management in the Public Sector
  • Advanced Public Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Public Project Management
  • Fundamentals of Research
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Public Finance


Electives (Choice of two, based on student numbers)

  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Labour Relations
  • Quality and Customer Service Management
  • Change Management
  • Education Curriculum Management
  • Mentoring and Coaching
  • Ethics and Accountability
  • Public Policy Analysis and Development

The emphasis of the module assessment is on the practical application of relevant theories and models. Students will be required to work as individuals or in groups to attempt relevant case study-based questions. Organisation-specific projects and presentations may also be used to assess the module outcomes in an integrated manner.


Since business education involves putting theory into practice, we have assembled a world-class faculty team with exceptional industry experience. Each member will inspire you with the results of their research initiatives and experience-based insights into the best global management practices which are necessary for succeeding in emerging markets. Through our exposure to multiple industries, we can share best practices, and demonstrate what works and what does not.

Regenesys will help you optimise your career potential. Our friendly career office team assists in all aspects of getting you ready to climb the corporate ladder to achieve your dreams.


As part of the PDPM programme, you get to understand your interests, values, strengths and weaknesses, which is the first step to success in career planning. Self-assessment tools are available to determine your optimal career path and identify your goals.

Career Counselling / Coaching

Individual sessions with our counsellors/coaches are available upon request. These sessions are useful to help you to clarify your goals and develop personalised ‘job-search’ strategies.

Work readiness

Workshops and training resources on topics ranging from CV writing and interview skills, to business etiquette and networking to prepare you for your job search are available upon request. Mock interviews can also be arranged to prepare you for real interviews.

Leadership Conversations

Our Leadership Conversations can link you to top business and industry leaders and show you which industries and areas are more likely to interest you.

Company Presentations and Recruitment Talks

When companies are invited to make presentations on their businesses and recruiting practices, this is a great way to learn more about different industries and specific company cultures.

Networking and Alumni Events

Having individual contacts and being in the right place at the right time often leads to job opportunities. Students are encouraged to attend off-campus networking events to meet professionals from a variety of industries. Our Alumni Committee also organises informal social functions that bring alumni and students together.

Career Events

Regenesys offers access to career events for interested individuals and organisations.

Payment Options

Select From One Of Our Structured Payment Options Below:

Payment Option 1:
Annual Fee: R52 333 (1.5 payments)
Payment Option 2:
Semester: R27 475 (3 payments)
Payment Option 3:
Monthly: R10 000 (upfront registration fee)
1st 12 Months: R3 250 (12 payments)
Last 24 Months: R1 055 (24 payments)

*all Payment Options Require A Mandatory Registration Fee Of R1 000

Check that you meet the entry requirements below and then:

  • Choose your modules from the Structure section
  • Choose your start date below
  • Choose your payment method from the Fees section
  • A registration fee of R1000 is required to process your application.
  • Please note that MBA, international and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) students are also required to take our RMAT test for an additional fee of R250. Therefore, the total registration fee for these students is R1250.
  • Submit documentation (registration form, CV, copy of ID document, certified copy/copies of highest qualification/s, proof of payment)

Entry Requirements

  • A three-year degree and relevant work experience


  • Exemptions for PDPM modules may be considered in accordance with the academic rules and regulations
  • These must be approved by the Registrar on submission of the required information

Choose your Start Date

  • Regenesys has two major intakes per year: 2 March and 3 August
  • Please consult your Business Development Executive for the alternative options

Documentation Requirements

  • Your completed registration form or you can complete our online application
  • A certified copy of your highest qualification
  • A copy of your Identification Document (ID)
  • A copy of your CV, which should include details of all of your work experience
  • Proof of payment of the registration fee so that the letter of acceptance can be processed. Our bank account details for the registration fee are:
    Regenesys Management (Pty) Ltd
    First National Bank
    Rivonia Branch
    Branch Code: 250355
    Account Number: 620 846 509 20

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