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Public Sector Management Courses

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The Public Sector Management Courses at Oxbridge Academy are designed to prepare you for working in the local and provincial government sectors. You will learn more about some or all of the following topics:

Why Choose Our Course?

  • You can complete your course from the comfort of your own home.
  • You can ask an industry-expert tutor for help if you get stuck with your coursework.
  • You will gain valuable skills in public sector management.
  • You will be able to choose whether you want to pay your course fees upfront or in monthly instalments.

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Short Learning Programmes

These non-accredited skills development courses introduce you to the public sector, and equip you with some of the fundamental knowledge and skills you need to work in this sector.

Government short course

National Qualifications (N4-N6) Leading To Diplomas

These N4 – N6 courses lead to formal qualifications that are registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). By studying N4 – N6 courses, you can acquire the knowledge and develop the skills you need to work in various departments within the public sector. If you have completed your N6 level and can provide evidence of 18 months of relevant practical experience, you may be eligible to apply for – and receive – a National Diploma.

National Certificate: N4 Public  Management
National Certificate: N5 Public  Management
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66955
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Public Management
National Certificate: N6 Public  Management
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67000
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Public Management
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Public Management – Accounting
National Certificate: N4 Public  Management (Accounting)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66875
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: Matric with Accounting or Introductory Certificate with Introductory Accounting N4
National Certificate: N5 Public  Management (Accounting)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66955
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Public Management
National Certificate: N6 Public  Management (Accounting)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67000
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Public Management
Management Assistant – Public Administration
National Certificate: N4 Management Assistant (Public Administration)
National Certificate: N5 Management Assistant (Public Administration)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 66956
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N4 Management Assistant 
National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant (Public Administration)
  • Accredited by: QCTO
  • SAQA ID: 67001
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Requirements: N5 Management Assistant 

What Is Public Administration?

Broadly speaking, public administration refers to the implementation of government policy, usually by civil servants in the executive branch of government. It involves managing the public service, as well as serving the public through government and non-profit organisations.

Some of the activities that form part of public administration include:

  • Assisting members of the public.
  • Reviewing and implementing changes to public policies.
  • Overseeing budgets.
  • Reporting on public finances.
  • Managing human resources.
  • Doing research.
  • Liaising with various stakeholders, including private contractors and non-profit organisations.
  • Performing various office administration duties as required.

These are only examples. Public administration is a diverse field, and the precise duties and responsibilities of a public administrator will vary considerably from one job role to another.

Career Opportunities In Public Management And Administration 

The field of public administration, public finance and public management offers a wide range of career opportunities in the government sector, as well as in non-profit organisations and private businesses that enter into contracts with government.

Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Account Manager
  • Admin Officer
  • Budget Analyst
  • Client Services Officer
  • Community Development Manager
  • Economist
  • Grant Writer
  • HR Analyst
  • Municipal Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Programme Manager
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Public Safety Inspector
  • Public Sector Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Urban Planner

The skills and characteristics that you will need to work in public administration, public finance and public management include:

  • Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Computer skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Time management skills
  • Diplomacy

Depending on the job you want to apply for, you may also need additional specialised skills. An HR Manager in the public sector, for example, will need HR skills as well as public administration skills. Likewise, a Budget Analyst will need accounting and financial management skills in addition to public administration skills.

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