Would you like to enhance your managerial capabilities within the senior echelons of the public sector? Why not consider enrolling in Milpark Education’s Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration is aimed at persons at the levels of Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director and Chief Director in public service. The qualification contains modules covering the core functions of management, namely leadership, governance, strategy, finance and people management.
Having a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration will enable you to:
The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration aims to prepare senior managers for their roles in managing complex problems in the public sector. It is aimed at persons at the levels of Assistant Director, Deputy Director, Director and Chief Director in public service. The qualification contains modules covering the core functions of management, namely leadership, governance, strategy, finance and people management.
High-level problem-solving, systems thinking, and innovation are threads that run through each of the modules. In the final compulsory module, the Integrated Public Service Project, students are required to use all the knowledge and skill acquired in earlier modules to identify a real-world problem and to critically review information-gathering, synthesis of data, evaluation and management processes in this specialised context in order to develop a creative response to the problem identified.
Currently, the elective choice is between Developmental Studies (related to economics) and Public Policy Management.
Managers who wish to enhance their managerial capabilities within the senior echelons of the public sector. Managers who work full-time, who cannot afford extended periods of time away from work.
Successful completion of this qualification should enable the student to:
|Strategic Public Management and Governance||17||Compulsory|
|Public Sector Leadership||17||Compulsory|
|Strategic Public Sector People Management||17||Compulsory|
|Programme Monitoring and Evaluation||17||Compulsory|
|Public Financial Accountability||17||Compulsory|
|Integrated Public Service Project||18||Compulsory|
|Public Policy Management||17||Electives|
In limited cases, admission may take place via RPL. RPL applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of employment experience and demonstrate potential to complete the programme, and must submit:
In addition, an applicant may be required to present him/herself for an interview with the Selection Panel.
Note: only once all Entry Route 1 places have been finalised, can any RPL candidates be admitted onto the qualification.
Any applicant who has a certificate other than a South African National Senior Certificate has to provide a SAQA Certificate of Equivalence, if they want to enrol for a postgraduate qualification (www.saqa.org.za).
|Admissions Close: 17 March 2023|
|Registrations Close: 7 April 2023|
|Admissions Close: 23 June 2023|
|Registrations Close: 7 July 2023|
|Admissions Close: 1 September 2023|
|Registrations Close: 15 September 2023|
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