Diploma in Public Management and Administration (Dip: PM)

Full-time and part-time | Course Type: National Qualification

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

Get ahead with a Diploma in Public Management and Administration

Are you an influential person? Do you find that most of your friends turn to you for your advice, leadership skills and the ability to solve a problem? If being a natural-born communicator, leader and solution-finder is a part of who you are, you may very well have the building blocks to enter into the field of Public Management and Administration.

Maybe your calling isn’t traditionally in politics or running for office, but you do want to make a difference in society through service delivery. You care about development in every sense of the word. You imagine yourself managing airports, health services, getting involved in staff administration and even making a career out of caring for the environment among many other fields. In this field, you will be responsible for the implementation of rules and policies, managing public resources, as well as dealing with problems at governmental level.

In South Africa, the market for growth in the field is wide open, especially because there is a serious lack of Public Management and Administration services. So, take the causes that you are passionate about along with your burning desire to do better and blaze a trail in this field. 

Build your career with a qualification from ICESA

Everybody has a dream about the ideal career that they would like to get into one day. Some may dream of a career in fashion, journalism or even travel and tourism. At ICESA we understand that choosing a career is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are passionate about providing you with a sound qualification of your dreams at an affordable price. We also know that you would like the time that you spend on campus to be academically rewarding but that you also want to enjoy a rich, full social life. With this in mind we have dynamic, easy to access campuses situated around in some of KZN’s busiest, most vibrant CBD areas for your convenience.

Entrance Requirements

Registering for the Diploma in Public Management and Administration is easy! Our staff on the different campuses are friendly, efficient and easy to contact. To find out more, all you need to do is either log onto our website, fill out our online form, call us, or simply pay us a visit. We will be glad to assist you. 

Expected time on the course

When it comes to time spent on your course, we realise that time is of the essence. At ICESA we would like to equip you with the necessary skills and set you on the path to your dream job as quickly as possible.

  • Our HET and FET courses range between 1 – 3 years.
  • Our provider and short courses range between 30 hour - 5 months on a full-time basis and then a 1 year - 3 year courses on a part time basis.
  • Matric School offers support to learners on all matric subjects, Classes are offered on a full or part-time basis.

The programme duration is three years and tuition is face to face. ICESA tuition is scheduled per campus. Programmes are offered during the week on a full-time and part-time basis. 

Course Content and Modules

  • You can now look forward to a full academic year with a variety of exciting subjects to help you develop your skills. This should help you plan your calendar and your study timetable and put you on the road to success.

Study Guides and Course Material

A list of prescribed textbooks will be provided by your nearest ICESA campus academic department.

Careers that would suit you best

Once you have successfully graduated from ICESA, with a Diploma in Public Management and Administration, you can take on some of the following jobs and careers:

  • Public Services Administrator
  • Project Administrator
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Activist/ Lobbyist
  • Communications Officer
  • Contract Administrator
  • Environmental Health Officer 

Understanding your qualification

On successful completion of the programme, you will receive a Diploma in Public Management and Administration 

Take your career to the next level

Students may pursue further studies at an accredited institution of Higher Education. Admission to further your studies at a different institution remains the prerogative of each institution and its academic council.

How much will it cost you?

Registration (Year 1)
R500
Deposit (Year 1)
R1990
Course Fee (Year 1)
R19701
Course Fee (Year 2)
R18567
Course Fee (Year 3)
R18567
Registration (Year 1)
R500
Deposit (Year 1)
R1990
Course Fee (Year 1)
R19701
Course Fee (Year 2)
R18567
Course Fee (Year 3)
R18567

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