Study public sector management and leadership

We specialise in the business of government, and we can make a difference to your organisation through management, leadership and executive development.

Why study public sector management and leadership at QUT?

  • We have significant experience in making a difference to large public sector organisations, including partnerships with federal and state government agencies across Australia.
  • Balance academic theory with hands-on practice so you can apply your learning directly to the workplace.
  • Combine online learning with face-to-face workshops over the course of your program, minimising disruption to your work.
  • Our Graduate School of Business team consult with your executives and staff to design, develop, deliver and evaluate programs that meet your business needs.
  • We deliver programs in every capital city, including the Public Sector Management Program, delivered to all the governments of Australia.

Get the right program for you

We design, develop, deliver and evaluate our programs based on your individual and organisational goals. We specialise in building capabilities in management, leadership, strategic thinking, change and innovation, risk management and communication. We also develop capabilities in systemic thinking, benefits realisation, strategic supplier relationships, program management, and leadership of contestability.

We offer organisational coaching services to complement our programs, and we can work with you as a team or individually to support your organisational change.

Develop your management and leadership capabilities

Our national Public Sector Management Program and our Emerging Leaders Program are ideal if you want to enhance your management or leadership skills, improve your career opportunities, and broaden your understanding of the public sector. The real-world focus on the business of government in our programs mean that you'll graduate ready to apply your new knowledge and skills to your work environment.

Study individual leadership modules with the Emerging Leaders Program

If you don't want to study a whole course, you can develop your leadership skills and advance your career with the Emerging Leaders Program. Designed for aspiring or recently appointed executives in the public sector, you'll learn transferable, relevant leadership skills in a combination of online learning, face-to-face workshops and a workplace project.

Work-based blended learning

We understand the importance of work-life balance. Our flexible blended learning approach is designed to minimise the time you spend away from work, while maximising your learning through a combination of face-to-face workshops, online learning, work-based projects and reflective practice. We balance academic theory with hands-on practice so you can apply your learning directly to the workplace.

Build professional networks

Meet your fellow industry professionals and work closely together in workshops and online activities. Collaborate and network with other professionals in the public sector and non-government organisations over the course of the program, building strong industry networks that will last.

Executive professional development

We offer a range of opportunities for executives in the public sector to fine-tune their leadership skills. We offer our learning programs as:

  • CEO forums
  • executive breakfasts
  • breakthrough days
  • organisation coaching services.

Gain credit for further study

If you complete the Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management) or the Graduate Certificate in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector), you can be eligible for credit for our Master of Business Administration (MBA) or other specialist Master of Business programs.

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