The Diploma in Public Administration is a three-year qualification that reflects the needs of management in the public sector where both hard and soft skills are in short supply. Competent practitioners in this sector are required to improve quality standards, increase productivity levels, address performance requirements and obtain current and appropriate knowledge and skills in key management areas.
In todays world of Public Administration characterised by corruption, abuse of public funds and service delivery deficiency, the Diploma in Public Administration is designed to mould future Public Administrators that are ethical, accountable and responsible, with a passion to contribute to the development of the economy.
This programme responds to this need by providing students with a range of relevant and essential management and administrative skills that will increase opportunities for their successful contribution to, and growth in the public sector. This programme is directed primarily at persons with some foundational management knowledge and work experience, and who would like to expand their management and administrative competencies. Key areas of the programme include general management and related disciplines such as local government management, public management and public law.
The programme will be of benefit to individuals who intend starting a career in public administration and who understand the importance of management skills as an integral part of any successful and responsive public sector.