About this course
|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced)|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced) is designed for professionals working in and with government, corporate, and public sector organisations. It provides an introduction to global issues in public administration. The course draws on expertise across the University of Melbourne to develop the skills and competencies of professionals who operate in increasingly complex governing environments where challenges cut across disciplinary, organisational, sectoral, jurisdictional and geographical boundaries.
The course offers participants the opportunity to combine disciplinary expertise in political science, law, and business and economics with professional expertise in areas such as decision making, ethics, strategic management, leadership and negotiation. Participants will mix theory and practice to address the complex challenges of management in practice through an interactive learning experience, combining individual and team-based learning opportunities that allow them to explore a range of contemporary issues.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- an undergraduate degree in an area related to social sciences, and
- at least three years of documented relevant professional experience.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- relevance of previous studies; and
- the professional experience.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providing support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity
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.
Duration: 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Program Requirements -
- 1 compulsory subject (12.5 points)
- 3 core subjects (37.5 points)
Total 50 points
Compulsory subject PADM90007 The World of Public Administration must be completed in the first semester of enrolment.
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|PADM90007||The World of Public Administration||
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|PADM90003||Managing Public Finances||
|PADM90005||The Nature of Governing||
|PADM90006||The Rule of Law||
Students who complete this program may be eligible for transfer to the Master of Public Administration, with credit for subjects completed.
Last updated: 11 February 2021