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UNISA Diploma in Public Administration and Management (98203) Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of South Africa (UNISA) Diploma in Public Administration and Management (98203).

Diploma in Public Administration and Management

 

Qualification code: 98203
NQF level: 6
Total credits: 360
SAQA ID: 83467
APS/AS: 17
Rules:
Students should note that during the course of their studies they would be required to have access to a computer, printer and the internet.
Purpose statement:
The primary purpose of the qualification is for learners to demonstrate vocational knowledge, skills, applied competence and the necessary attitudes in the field of public administration and management to become lifelong learners, employable workers and contributors to public administration in various institutions. A second purpose of the qualification is for learners in public administration to widen the vocational leadership and managerial base of innovative and practice-based public administration and management. Qualifying learners could follow a variety of careers within the Public Sector: – Financial Services. – Administration. – Management. – Human Resources Management. – Knowledge Management.
This qualification will be presented using both online and distance learning modes.

Who can register?

  • Applicants may only register once they have received confirmation from Unisa that their application for admission has been accepted. Unisa reserves the right to not process and / or to cancel your registration if it is found that you were incorrectly admitted to a qualification. Admission to the alternative qualification is not automatic. It will depend on whether you comply with admission requirements and if space is available.
  • Re-registering students may register for the 2022 academic year once the registration period opens.
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Please note: 
Should you wish to start a new qualification, please apply online for the alternative qualification during the prescribed application period.

How to choose your modules

Each Unisa qualification is structured in such a way that you need to pass a certain number of NQF level credits within a certain amount of time in order to graduate.

  • Co-requisite: Module A is a co-requisite for Module B. You want to register for Module B, but have not yet passed Module A. You must then register for both Modules A and B simultaneously. You may NOT cancel your registration for Module A unless Module B is also cancelled.
  • Pre-requisite: If Module A is a pre-requisite for Module B, you must pass Module A before you may register for Module B.

You may not register for more than the allowed maximum number of credits / modules per academic year and / or semester: 60 credits per semester or 120 credits per academic year.

The maximum number of credits do not include supplementary and / or aegrotat examinations from a previous semester. Modules taken for non-degree / non-diploma purposes also count towards the maximum number of credits allowed.

You must take your available time into consideration when choosing your modules, as this will impact your academic performance. You need approximately

  • 6 to 8 hours per week for semester modules.
  • 4 to 6 hours per week for year modules.

Click here for more information on managing your studies.

 

Curriculum for this qualification

As you are deciding on the modules you will be registering for, remember to write down the module names and codes so that you have something that you can refer to when completing your registration.

First level

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Module Pre-requisite/Co-requisite/Recommendation
Group A. Compulsory
MNB1501 – Business Management IA
PUB1501 – The Nature, Content and Scope of Public Administration
PUB1504 – Public Resource Management I
PUB1505 – Public Supply Chain Management
PUB1506 – Public Office Management I
PUB1507 – Public Information Services I
PUB1508 – Public Service Delivery I
PUB1509 – Public Decision-Making I
PUB1510 – Self Management I
PUB1601 – The Structuring and Functioning of Public Services Co-requisite:PUB1501
SUS1501 – Sustainability and Greed

Second level

Third level

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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