Due to the intensity of the PDBA programme applicants need to demonstrate a high level of personal motivation, stamina and initiative. In addition applicants must show a willingness to work in a group situation and an ability to tolerate and manage pressure and conflict and are assessed with this in mind.
Age and work experience
Applicants should be at least 25 years old and have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience. A graduate level qualification or NQF level 6 equivalents is also required. Applicants without a degree may be considered through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) route
Essays and References
Applicants are required to submit several short essays. Additionally two confidential reference reports must be completed by individuals who know the applicant in a professional context and who are not close family members.
National Benchmark Test (NBT)
All applicants are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT). This UCT-developed test provides additional insight into the candidate's verbal and quantitative abilities.
Applicants who have met the admission requirements will be contacted to attend a selection interview.