This course is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens

Overview

  • 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, Alice Springs, 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.
QUT course code GZ35
Attendance Part-time
Note: The delivery is blended with face to face and online components.
Course duration 15 months part-time
Start month 2017 February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
Delivery Note: This course is offered in Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Refer to the 'Details' tab for further information.
Faculty
  • QUT Business School
Course contact
Careers
  • Assistant Director
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Details

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 2017 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.

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.

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.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management)

Program content

The public sector management program is designed in collaboration with the governments of Australia to meet the needs of the contemporary public sector. It consists of four core units.

Unit One: GSZ631 Managing within the Context of Government

GSZ631 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: GSZ632 Managing Self and Others

GSZ632 provides insights into key individual and group behaviours, and offers skills for communicating and managing people and teams.

Unit Three: GSZ633 Managing Outwards in a Networked Government

GSZ633 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: GSZ634 Managing Operations for Outcomes

GSZ634 builds on 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. This unit also includes a workplace project.

Course coordinators are located across Australia with administrative support staff in Brisbane and Canberra.

Entry 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 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)

 

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

Scholarships and financial support

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

These scholarships are available for this course:

2017: $10,350 per course GST exempt (subject to annual review)

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