Postgraduate Diploma in Health Services Management

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Nursing
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Health Services Management
Programme Code: E9HS1Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 130
SAQA: 119098

Senate Approval: S187/2019(2)

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 20 November 2023

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of Postgraduate Diploma in Health Services Management is to strengthen and deepen students’ knowledge and skills in the field of health services management. It is designed to develop student’s skills based on current thinking, practice, and research methods in the field of health services management. The aim is to empower health services management specialists with high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence to acquire the ability to relate knowledge to a range of contexts, to undertake professional and highly skilled teaching ability in health services management. On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to register with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as health services management specialists, entitling them to work independently within the multidisciplinary team.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Services Management allows for registration as a Health Services Management Specialist with the South African Nursing Council (SANC). Vertically, graduates may articulate into any relevant degree at NQF level 9, for an example a Master’s in Health Services Management. Also associated Masters’ programmes at NQF Level 9, for an example a Master’s in Public Health. Horizontally, articulation is possible to the proposed newly regulated postgraduate diplomas within nursing and other fields in health sciences at NQF Level 8.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (R.174), alternatively a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (R425), 4 Year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery offered under Regulation 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended. 2 Year Diploma in (Bridging course) leading to registration as General or Psychiatric Nurse offered under Regulation 683 of 14 April 1989 as amended. A Diploma in Nursing; General Nurse (R.171) with Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (R.1497). A minimum two (2) years’ experience (inclusive of community service), after registration by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife. Proof of registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife. Approval from Nursing Service Manager (NSM) to register for the programme.

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