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National Certificate: N6 Management Assistant (Public Administration)


The National Certificate in N6 Management Assistant (Public Administration) course enhances your knowledge and skills in public administration, with a specific focus on public relations. Key features of this course include:

  • Building on the foundation of previous levels to deepen your understanding of public administration.
  • Preparing you for a career in public administration with a specialisation in public relations.
  • Providing a pathway to earn a National N6 Diploma after completing the course and gaining practical experience.

If you have completed the N5-level course and aim to advance your public administration skills or pursue higher education, enrolling in the N6 Management Assistant (Public Administration) course is the next step.


Course code:


Accreditation status:

  • N6 – accredited by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO)
  • SAQA ID: 67001
  • 60 Credits
Course duration:

12 months

Entry requirements:


Subjects covered:
  • Office Practice N6
  • Public Relations N5
  • Information Processing N6
  • Public Administration N6
Assessment and award:

Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement: N6 Management Assistant from the DHET. After students have completed this course, and submitted proof that they have gained 18 months of relevant practical experience, they will be awarded a National N6 Diploma (360 credits) from the DHET. Please note: In order to qualify for a National Diploma, students must pass Information Processing N6.

Additional information:

N courses are offered and assessed by Oxbridge Academy. After gaining a qualifying year mark, students will be admitted to write the national examination at an approved venue. Read our N4-N6 Exam letter for information on writing the exams.

Need assistance with gaining practical work experience?

While you are busy with your course, or after you have completed your studies, you can sign up for the DHET’s free placement service – iWIL – so that your profile can be matched with a suitable employer offering opportunities for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) or Workplace Based Learning (WBL) in your field of study.



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