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The Higher Certificate in Public Management (HCPM) helps you to develop skills to manage self, projects, people and finances. It is for people who are interested in a public service career or those who have been working in the public service and wish to get a formal qualification.

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

  • Know the core functions of financial management in public and development sector organisations
  • Understand the purpose of a monitoring and evaluation system and its link with other departmental functions
  • Identify appropriate management interventions to improve service delivery in public and development sector organisations
  • Understand customer relationship management in the context of the public and development sectors

General information

The Higher Certificate in Public Management is aimed at those interested in pursuing a career in the public service, or those who have been working for a while in the public service and want a formal qualification in this field. This programme brings together all the key management functions to help you to manage self, projects, people, performance, quality and finances.

Duration: 1 year


NQF level 4 qualification (eg Senior Certificate) or at least 23 years old and two years’ work experience* and Basic computer skills
* Subject to an RPL process


The HCPM is registered at NQF Level 5 with 120 credits. The qualification is offered over a minimum period of 12 months and a maximum period of two years.

Core Modules

Public Human Resource Management

Public Project Management

Public Finance

Monitoring and Evaluation

Public Performance Management

Quality and Customer Service Management

The emphasis of the module assessment is on practical application of theory. 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, demonstrate what works and what does not.

Career impact

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 BPM 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.

Getting Started

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 sectionA 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

NQF level 4 qualification (eg Matric exemption) and basic computer skills. Students who complete the Regenesys HCBM may be considered for admission to the BBA.


Exemptions for BBA 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: January and July

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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