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.
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