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Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (GradCertPAdmin)

  • C1143GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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Title Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (GradCertPAdmin)
Course Code C1143
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Yvonne Haigh | Email: Y.Haigh@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2991

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (GradCertPAdmin)
Duration 1 year part-time
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Murdoch campus (external)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration aims to provide core skills and understanding of key contemporary issues in public policy, management and administration, and provide an alternative entry route for those wishing to pursue studies at the Masters level.
Students will learn contemporary trends and developments in public administration, public sector management, policy research and evaluation, financial budgeting and management in both developed and developing countries. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply relevant theories in explaining and analysing real world public policy, public sector administration and management problems.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings An undergraduate degree in any subject.

English competence. Students demonstrating English competence via IELTS need an overall score of 6.0 with no individual band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes Graduates with a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration will be able to:
- Analyse and evaluate contemporary trends and developments in public sector administration, management, budgeting and evaluation in both developed and developing countries in both developed and developing countries
- Demonstrate the ability to apply relevant theories in explaining and analysing real world public policy, public sector administration and management problems.
- Demonstrate skills of critical analysis, collaborative practice, communication and professionalism
Employment Prospects Local, State, Federal and International public sector and non-profit employment
Main research areas Public administration, management, policy, governance, political science
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units - 12 credit points

SWM515 Public Sector Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM532 Financial Administration and Budgeting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM651 Comparative Governance and Public Administration - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

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