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Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management)

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Duration
15 months part-time
Delivery
External
Entry
March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October

Highlights

  • Understand and manage the business of government.
  • A strong balance between academic theory and hands-on practical skills will ensure your learning can be applied directly in your workplace.
  • Delivered over 15 months with four intensive mandatory 3 or 4-day workshops.
  • This program is delivered in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.
  • Scholarships are available for NGO and local government employees. Find out more at the Scholarships page.

Highlights

  • Understand and manage the business of government.
  • A strong balance between academic theory and hands-on practical skills will ensure your learning can be applied directly in your workplace.
  • Delivered over 15 months with four intensive mandatory 3 or 4-day workshops.
  • This program is delivered in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
  • Undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.

Real-world learning

QUT delivers a holistic, theoretically rigorous and real-world focused program through an innovative workplace blended learning framework.

You will undertake a workplace project delivering real outcomes for your organisations.

What to expect

The Australian Public Service Commission has appointed QUT to deliver the Public Sector Management Program nationally. The program continues to make a significant impact on the Commonwealth, State and Local governments with a 25-year track record of success.

Offered to both public sector and non-government organisation (NGO) staff, the program provides an engaging and relevant curriculum, delivered through a unique blend of work-based learning, workshops and a virtual learning environment.

For more information download a copy of the Public Sector Management Program brochure (PDF file, 467KB).

Course timetables

Timetables for 2019 are available for all state cohorts:

Flexible delivery

Designed to maximise workplace learning, this national curriculum employs a blend of workshops, workplace projects, case studies and a virtual online learning environment offering participants access to QUT’s library database, PSM cohort Blackboard (online learning software), weblinks, videos and PDF e-books.

Duration

The four-unit course is delivered over 15 months and is focused around four intensive 3-4 day workshops, minimising disruption to the workplace.

Assessment items

Assignments will be marked by the unit facilitator in accordance with standard assessment criteria and moderated nationally to ensure consistency.

Student support

QUT supports participants throughout the course, delivering a high-quality learning experience with a national team of committed administrative and academic staff.

As a PSM Program participant you will be enrolled as a QUT student before the start of the program. You will have access to student support such as QUT library access and library support, learning support and academic writing support.

Graduation

QUT will hold an annual graduation ceremony in each capital city. Students have the opportunity to wear full graduation robes.

Career outcomes

Possible careers

  • Assistant Director
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Requirements

Course code
GZ35
Delivery
  • External
Duration
  • 15 months part-time
Entry
  • March, April, May, June, July, August, September and October

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and you need to:

  • be sponsored by your employer; and
  • have a minimum 3 years full-time post-degree work experience consisting of 2 years minimum relevant professional work experience and 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience*. (Note: *Supervisory experience is experience either supervising staff or managing complex groups of stakeholders); and
  • provide a short curriculum vitae (CV) demonstrating relevant work experience.

At the discretion of the Program Academic Coordinator, or nominee, you may be required to attend an interview and, if requested, sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The GMAT is the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and you must achieve a minimum score of 550. GMAT details (PDF file, 271.8 KB))

Alternative entry requirements

If you do not hold a bachelor degree, you may be still considered for entry. You must:

  • be sponsored by your employer; and
  • have a minimum of 7 years full-time work experience consisting of 6 years minimum equivalent professional work experience plus 1 year minimum full-time supervisory/management experience; and
  • provide a short CV demonstrating relevant work experience.

At the discretion of the Program Academic Coordinator or nominee, you may be required to attend an interview and, if requested, sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and achieve a minimum score of 550. GMAT details (PDF file, 271.8 KB)

 

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and

You are sponsored by your employer; and

You have a minimum 3 years full-time post-degree work experience consisting of 2 years minimum relevant professional work experience and 1 year minimum supervisory/management experience*. (Note: *Supervisory experience is experience either supervising staff or managing complex groups of stakeholders); and

You must provide a short curriculum vitae (CV) demonstrating relevant work experience.

At the discretion of the Program Academic Coordinator, or nominee, you may be required to attend an interview and, if requested, sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). The GMAT is the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and you must achieve a minimum score of 550. GMAT details (PDF file, 271.8 KB))

Alternative entry requirements

If you do not hold a bachelor degree, you may be still considered for entry. You must:

  • be sponsored by your employer; and
  • have a minimum of 7 years full-time work experience consisting of 6 years minimum equivalent professional work experience plus 1 year minimum full-time supervisory/management experience; and
  • provide a short CV demonstrating relevant work experience.

At the discretion of the Program Academic Coordinator or nominee, you may be required to attend an interview and, if requested, sit the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT), the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and achieve a minimum score of 550. GMAT details (PDF file, 271.8 KB)

International student visa holders

As this is a corporate course, entry is not available to international student visa holders.

International employees of sponsoring organisations may apply for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Business. International applicants must hold, or enter Australia on, a visa other than a student visa.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

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We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: $10,800 per course GST exempt

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

2019

Scholarships

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