SPL (School of Public Leadership)
Welkom by Universiteit Stellenbosch

The Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability​

Academic Programme Head : Advanced Diploma
in Public Accountability

Ms Deyana Isaacs
Tel. 021 918 4131 / 021 918 4122
Fax. 021 918 4123


Programme Administrator: Advanced Diploma
in Public Accountability

Ms Melissa Botha
Tel. 021 918 4403 / 021 9184122
Fax. 021 918 4123

Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability

Welcome to the Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability. This 120-credit NQF 7 Advanced Diploma programme is motivated by the purpose of widening access to higher education and qualifications for furthering career development in the public sector. Many public sector employees do not have qualifications at the required level to provide them with opportunities for career advancement into the public management ranks and this programme helps by vertically bridging the gap between a Diploma (NQF 6) and Public Management postgraduate studies (NQF 8). It also diagonally provides for access into Public Management studies from other qualifications.

Mode of Presentation

The Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability is taught in blended and flexible mode, meaning that limited duration direct and real time interaction by means of telematics are combined with learning by means of electronic media. It will require attending limited direct contact sessions at the Bellville Park Campus of Stellenbosch University in Bellville (Cape Town), with potential repeat of contact sessions at other centers where adequate numbers of students live and work. In addition, interactive telematics sessions and invigilated assessments spread throughout the year must be attended at decentralised venues across the country. The package covered by the student fees includes e-learning materials or hard copy books. The medium of instruction for the course is English.

Admission Requirements

  • Diploma in Public Accountability (240 credits + Work Integrated Learning – WIL- equivalent to 120 credits or 360 credits),
  • ​any public sector related Diploma or Degree,
  • Diploma or degree in any field with relevant public sector work experience and training​


For cost information, please contact the Programme Administrator

For more information on the Advance Diploma in Public Accountability and related courses, please click here to access the SPL Prospectus.​

The first 25 Advanced Diploma in Public Accountability Students