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Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management Program) through Queensland University of Technology


About the Public Sector Management Program

The Australian Public Service Commission, on behalf of the Public Sector Management (PSM) Program Board of Management, has appointed Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to deliver the national Public Sector Management Program. The program is a flexible and dynamic course catering specifically for mid-level managers in the modern Australian public service.

The program continues to make a significant impact on the Commonwealth, State and Local governments with a 20-year track record of success. From 2015, it has been delivered in all capital cities by a single national provider, QUT.

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

To find out more about the program visit the QUT Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management) website.

For all enquiries regarding the Public Sector Management Program, please phone Public Sector Management Program Coordinator on 1800 145 041 or email psmprogram@qut.edu.au.

The Department of Education, through the Institute for Professional Learning, offers one funded place in the May 2017 intake of the Public Sector Management Program. Participants will be responsible for all other costs,

Applications for the 2017 funded place have now closed.

 

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About the funded place

The Department of Education, through the Institute for Professional Learning, offers one funded place in the May 2017 intake of the Public Sector Management Program. Participants will be responsible for all other costs, including travel, accommodation and library registration.

Department of Education staff who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for a funded place in the Public Sector Management Program:

  • Permanent officers who hold either substantive or acting public service officer and equivalent education officer positions at Level 7 or Level 8.
  • Level 6 officers aspiring to Level 7.
  • Level 5 officers who have a substantive position and can demonstrate line management responsibility of a team (more than five staff).
  • Permanent education administrators from schools, however strong justification on individual public service career aspirations, and approval from the school principal to be released for the days required to complete the program, is required.

Fixed-term, contract and employees currently on probation are not eligible.

The cost of the course is $10,350.

Staff who have not been awarded a funded place by the Department of Education will be given priority over previous recipients.

Applications for the 2017 funded place have now closed.

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How to apply

Applicants are required to submit the Department of Education’s Expression of Interest Application Form for the panel’s consideration.

Please email your Expression of Interest to martina.hughes@education.wa.edu.au.

Approval in writing is required prior to the successful recipient enrolling directly in the Public Sector Management Program which must be done online before the closing date of 10 April 2017.

Applications for the 2017 funded place have now closed.

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Selection process

A panel will select the successful applicants on the basis of merit and alignment with the strategic directions of the Department. Regard will be given to the needs and priorities of the organisation, including those detailed in the Department’s Strategic Plan.

All applicants will receive written notification of the panel’s decision. Final selection, including the selection procedure, is at the discretion of the Department and no correspondence will be entered into. Successful applicants will be offered a funded place subject to the signing of a contract agreeing to the terms and conditions governing this program.

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Terms and conditions

To be eligible for a funded place, applicants must adhere to the following terms and conditions.

  • Applicants must have line manager/school principal approval to participate, including support to be released from their regular duties for the program.
  • Participants must commence the program in the May 2017 intake. The commencement of the funded place cannot be deferred.
  • The four-unit course is delivered over 15 months and is focused around four intensive 3-4 day workshops, minimising disruption to the workplace.
  • Participants must make themselves available to attend all workshops within the program. The program dates can be found on the Public Sector Management Program website.
  • Once successful recipients have enrolled and commence participation in the Public Sector Management Program, they cannot withdraw without penalty.
  • Funding covers the course fees only. It does not cover travel, accommodation or any other related expenses such as books or equipment.
  • If the employee ceases employment with the Department of Education during the course, the funding for the course will cease.
  • Withdrawal from the program will require the participant to fully refund the cost of the program back to the Department of Education.
  • IMPORTANT: Prospective applicants are asked to refer to the Public Sector Management Program website to consider the work load aspects of the program before submitting the Department’s Expression of Interest application form.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to share their expertise and knowledge gained in the program with colleagues as outlined by the Institute for Professional Learning. This knowledge sharing may come in the form of a written report, presentation at Institute events and networking sessions, promotional testimonials, and feedback to Institute management as required.
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QUT 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
  • have a minimum three years full-time post-degree work experience consisting of two 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.)
  • 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 worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs, and you must achieve a minimum score of 550.

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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
  • 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
  • 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. 

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Further information

Applications for the 2017 funded place have now closed.

For further information prospective applicants are encouraged to phone the Public Sector Management Program Coordinator on 1800 145 041 or email psmprogram@qut.edu.au.

Attendance at an information session conducted by the Public Sector Management Program Coordinator is required before each intake.

 

Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management Program) through Queensland University of Technology
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