Public Administration is a key component of government structure and is a growing profession in the country. Whitestone College has therefore expanded  by introducing a new department, The Department of Public Service Studies. The Department of Public Service Studies is aiming at producing knowledgeable, multi-skilled workers who are able to contribute to improved productivity and efficiency within the government institutions. The Department of Public Service Studies also has processes in place to provide the means for current workers to go through recognition of prior learning (RPL) and achieve a nationally recognised qualification. Currently, two qualifications are offered in this department, National Certificate in Public Administration NQF Level 4 and 5. These programs are approved and certified by Public Service Sector Education and Training Authority (PSETA). The program approval number is P21/1016/GP723


National Certificate: Public Administration NQF Level 4 (ID 57824) & NQF Level 5 (ID 50060)

Course description:

This National Certificate in Public Administration helps you to develop key leadership, policy and administrative skills necessary for high-level practice in all levels of government and non-government organizations. It will teach you the principles of implementing and developing policies and legislation, managing budgets and critically analyze the public need. This program offers timely and relevant skills enhancement in public administration, providing the transferable skills necessary to equip you for work across the full range of government agencies and ministries. This qualification will help you become a well-qualified, efficient, client-orientated public official who contributes to outstanding service delivery in all the three spheres of government. It is a Nationally Recognized Qualification.

Entry requirements:

Matric Pass including English

Career opportunities:

Upon completion of this qualification, you’ll have the opportunity to find employment in the following roles:

Senior public servant of national, state, provincial, local governments and civil society organizations