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Public Sector Management Program

May 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Public Sector Management Program (degree is a Graduate Certificate in Business, Public Sector Management).  Offered by  the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) since 1991 to employees of the public sector. The APSC recognises the importance of the NGO sector in delivering services on behalf of the government, and to encourage participation, is offering scholarships for NGO participants.   The scholarships to NGO employees are on a two for one basis.

We also offer two full scholarship per year to women working in the NGO sector. https://www.qut.edu.au/study/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships/public-sector-management-program-scholarships.

When two NGO employees apply (they do not need to be from the same NGO), the cost of the $10,650 course fee is split, allowing each successful applicant to complete a Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management). On occasions we also accept one NGO employee at half cost.

The one intake in 2018 in Darwin starts 30 April with applications closing 2 April.  The workshops are delivered at the Paspalis Business Centre in Darwin.

PSM Program:

  • A distinctive curriculum developed by academic and public sector experts
  • Focused on a dynamic mix of contemporary government case studies and challenging theory exercises
  • A flexible and dynamic study option designed specifically for mid-level managers from across all tiers of government and the NGO sector
  • A national program tailored to each jurisdiction by integrating relevant case studies, policies and local speakers

Benefits to Participants from the NGO sector include:

  • A Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management), eligible for credit or advanced standing into further post-graduate programs
  • Learning about the business of government
  • Enhanced management and leadership skills,
  • Increased understanding of the language of government
  • New networks within governments
  • Increased understanding of policy drivers and decision making processes within government
  • Improved ability to target grants application due to increased skills in interpretation of  government language and policy frameworks

The PSMP consists of 4 units of study, which can be completed over a 15 month period. The units have been designed in consultation with the governments of Australia and are delivered using a flexible blended approach to learning and work based assignments:

Unit one: Managing within the Context of Government –  provides the ‘big picture’ of government and the context within which public sector managers operate. It develops an understanding of the institutional frameworks and conventions which guide practice and ensure sustainable democratic processes.

Unit two: Managing Self and Other- provides insights into key individual and group behaviours, and offers skills for communicating with and managing people and teams.

Unit three: Managing Outwards in a Networked Government -explores the variety of relationships that managers need to build across the public sector and outside it—with the private sector, with community and not-for-profit sector and with citizens and clients of government services.

Unit four: Managing Operations for Outcomes –  builds the overall operational capabilities of managers and provides them with highly effective and appropriate tools, processes and diagnostic capabilities to deliver and sustain the business of government.

For additional information, contact:

Dr Evelyne Meier   National Account Manager

QUT Graduate School of Business   www.qut.edu.au/gsb

Queensland University of Technology  CRICOS No. 00213J

phone: +61 7 3138 6997 | mob: +61  (0) 433 482 855 |

email: [email protected]


May 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am
May 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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