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To strengthen the recruitment process at Senior Management Service level and to ensure that senior managers are competent in their job role.

Target group

The course is applicable to public servants and citizens who wish to apply for a position in the Senior Management Service of the Public Service.

What are the minimum qualifications and experience required to be appointed into the Senior Management Service of the Public Service?

Before you enrol for the course, take note of the additional requirements:

SMS Level Minimum requirements
Years of experience
13 Undergraduate qualification at NQF Level 7 Five years’ experience at middle management level
14 Undergraduate qualification at NQF Level 7 Five years’ experience at senior management level
15 and 16 Postgraduate qualification at NQF Level 8 Eight years’ experience at senior management level:
For an individual who is expected to function as a Head of Department at least three years of this experience must be with an organ of State


This course is non-credit bearing. Once all course requirements have been met, participants will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.


Participants can learn at a time and pace that suits them. It takes approximately 120 hours to complete the course inclusive of all assessment activities.

Registration and Payment Details

Payment : The course fee is R400.00. You can register your details and pay for the course by opening the link below:
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Once you have completed the registration form and paid online, the system will generate an email with your login details. Your login details will be sent to the email address you provided on the registration form on the same day. Check all the folders of this email address, including the junk mail folder for your login details.
Contact the NSG eLearning Helpdesk ( if you have not received the email with your login details within 24 hours.

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