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Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement Management
Modes of Study  Online and Blended learning
Duration 1 Year
Level Postgraduate
Course Code 08PDPM


The  Postgraduate  Diploma  in  Procurement  Management  (Level  8)  Programme  primarily  aims  at  providing  students  with  a 
rigorous  conceptual  framework,  systematic  knowledge  on  the  best  practices  in  the  areas  at  the  forefront  of  procurement 
management  while  ensuring  the  efficient  and  effective  utilization  of  the  organizational  resources.  The  programme  further 
equips students with advanced knowledge of sustainable public procurement practices to promote integrity, transparency, and the attainment of 
national developmental goals. This programme targets procurement practitioners in public and private sectors seeking to exalt 
their existing skillset in public administration and procurement areas to function at higher management level positions efficiently.
Additionally,  the  students  will  be  equipped  to  increase  value  for money  by  developing management  and  strategic  skills  that 
foster  sustainable procurement practices. Therefore,  this programme is designed  to enable graduates  to demonstrate ethical 
values with an ability to integrate public finance, procurement, and supply chain managers. 


Admission Requirements 

This programme admits candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification at NQF Level 7 
from a recognised institution, worth at least NQF 360 credits. They must have at least three years of relevant procurement 
working experience in the public or private sector. The department reserve the right to use other discretions deem relevant 
in terms of different equivalent industry setting experience.
Applicants must demonstrate competency in the English language by either: 

• the undergraduate degree was done in the medium of English 
• or successful completion of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at a minimum of band seven (7) or 
an equivalent test. 
• Alternatively,  proficiency  in  the English  language  should  be  demonstrated  at  the appropriate  level  through written 
assessments  under  controlled  conditions.  At  the  same  time,  applicants  may  also  be  required  to  take  part  in  an 

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