- Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced)
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
About this course
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced) should:
- understand the challenges that confront leaders from the community, corporate and public sectors;
- appreciate the interconnected nature of these challenges, and the power of applying interdisciplinary approaches to them;
- recognise the strategic environment in which leaders operate and the relationships they develop to deliver on complex public policy goals; and
- comprehend the national, regional, and global factors that impact on these leaders and their environment.
Graduates should have:
- refined analytical skills and research techniques;
- a strong foundation for the future progression to higher degree research in Arts at the Masters level; and
- improved the scope of employment options and professional advancement.
Graduates should have:
- a high-level ability to combine theory and practice in a meaningful way in order to address managerial challenges, analyse contemporary issues of administration, and reflect critically on one’s own professional practice;
- a high-level ability to combine professional skills such as decision making, media and communication management, ethics, project management, strategic management, leadership and negotiation with discipline-based expertise in political science, law and economics, and to apply this complex synthesis to professional practice;
- a highly-developed capacity to adapt to new situations and reflect upon professional practice in order to most effectively address challenges;
- well-developed interpersonal and communication skills necessary to a range of professional activities including report writing, workplace discussions, negotiation and management and lobbying strategies;
- flexible communication skills with a highly attuned sensitivity to a diverse audience, and to the issues specific to cross-cultural communication; and
- the ability to draw upon an extensive repertoire of advanced professional skills including skills in leadership, negotiation, decision analysis and strategic management and to apply these skills with an awareness of the ethical implications of strategies and decisions.
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced) should be able to demonstrate:
- an advanced level of specialist knowledge across the public administration discipline;
- a critical understanding of the operation of governments in Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and across the world;
- an understanding and appreciation of the interconnectedness and complexity of the fields of public management and administration; and
- a sound understanding of politics, economics, law and science, as they apply to public administration and management processes and decisions.
Last updated: 11 February 2021