The Graduate Diploma of Public Administration provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue a successful career as a manager in the public sector. Career opportunities are abundant within government organisations around the world, and this course is specifically designed to suit individuals who are planning to work, or are already working, within the public sector. Specific competencies developed in this course include the design and implementation of public policy, the consideration of governance issues and ethical behaviour, and the use of strategic management principles. Completion of the Graduate Diploma of Public Administration takes one year of full time study, and will help you to build industry-relevant skills, and advance your career within the public sector.
This degree is suitable for students either currently, or hoping to be, working in the area of public administration. The course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and tools you require to be successful in this area, and will give you the confidence to work effectively in a management capacity within a public administration organisation. Particular areas of focus within this course include governance and ethics, public policy design and implementation, and the application of strategic management principles to public administration.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradDipPubAdmin|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Diploma|
Students applying for the Graduate Diploma of Public Administration must have completed one of the following:
No specific recommended study beyond the entry requirements is required.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||CH76 - Graduate Certificate in Management|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
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Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.
If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 8||Total credit points: 48|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MGMT20144||Management and Business Context|
|HRMT20024||Managing Human Resources|
|BUSN20017||Effective Business Communications|
|MRKT20052||Marketing Management and Digital Communications|
|MGMT20149||Foundations of Public Administration|
|MGMT20150||Public Policy Design and Implementation|
|MGMT20151||Public Sector Governance and Ethics|
|MGMT20152||Strategic Management in the Public Sector|