Courses & Units

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International) R5R

Hobart, Distance Hobart

Introduction

This course is offered on a full fee paying basis to eligible domestic students. Fees are established per unit and can be found in the unit descriptions within the course schedule. Click on 'View fees for this unit' and select 'Tuition fee (domestic) Post 2008' as the fee type.
International students please refer to International Services at www.utas.edu.au/international

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International) is offered at the Hobart campus and by distance. It is normally a 1 semester full-time or up to 2 years (or 2 semesters) part-time program. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the course in 2011. For students who commenced prior to 2011, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Summary

Course Name Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International)
Course Abbreviation GradCertPubAdmin(Int)
Course Duration 0.5 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 2 Years
CRICOS code 046657A
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Arts

Intake

Locations

Location Study periods
Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2

Objectives

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International) aims to develop high-level, advanced skills in international public administration for mid-career professionals. Students will be equipped with a detailed understanding of contemporary developments in policy development, program analysis and management. These areas have been to focus of public sector reform around the globe. Students will also increase their skills in public administration, with a particular focus on program and policy management.

Career Outcomes

Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.

Additional Information

Credit

Students may apply for credit for units passed in other courses (complete or incomplete).

Prerequisites

Students are normally expected to have a minimum of a bachelor degree from the University of Tasmania or from another university or tertiary institution which is deemed equivalent, and a level of English equivalent to a score of 6.0 on an IELTS test. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.

Students seeking entry into postgraduate courses based on employment experience only (i.e. no bachelor degree), will generally only be allowed entry at Graduate Certificate level.

The successful completion of 100% of coursework units with Distinction average is the pre-requisite for undertaking any thesis unit. Students who do not achieve at Distinction level in coursework components, but nonetheless complete 100% of units will be able to exit with a Graduate Diploma.

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

Students who undertake the GradCertPubAdmin (Int) may elect to complete an additional 50% of coursework units and achieve the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (International). Students who take the additional coursework units plus another 25% course work unit plus the Research Project are eligible to graduate with a Master of Public Administration (International).

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2010. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Students are required to complete 50% of coursework units taken from the schedule.

Course Structure

Schedule of Units

  • Students must choose following core unit (totalling 25 points) :
  • HPP403Challenges to GovernanceDetails

    `Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HPP403 Challenges to Governance

  • Students must complete one of the following unit electives (totalling 25 points):
  • HPP402Policy Development, Implementation and EvaluationDetails

    This unit examines the central approaches to understanding the policy process. Key phases of this process will be explored including the initiation, development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of public policy. Contemporary theories and models will be discussed and applied to…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HPP402 Policy Development, Implementation and Evaluation

  • HPP403Challenges to GovernanceDetails

    `Government` as a set of institutions is no longer synonymous with `government` as a process. As a result, the term 'governance' is increasingly used to account for a growing number of situations where governance occurs without government. The reasons for…

    Credit Points: 25

    Availability

    View all details for HPP403 Challenges to Governance

Annual Course Cost

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Course Rules


Entry

1 [i] In these Specifications `Faculty-- means the Faculty of Arts acting on the advice of the Faculty-- s Teaching and Learning Committee.
[ii] The Faculty may accept as a candidate for the award of Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International) any of the following:
(a) an applicant who has qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in the University of Tasmania;
(b) an applicant who holds a degree of another university or tertiary institution approved by the Faculty for this purpose, and who is deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent to a candidate in paragraph (a);
(c) in exceptional circumstances a person who holds a tertiary qualification and whose employment experience indicates a level of knowledge and skill deemed by the Faculty to be sufficient to complete the course satisfactorily
2 Candidates for the award shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one semester of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than two semesters of part-time study, from the time of first enrolment.

Course structure

3 To qualify for the award, the candidate shall pass 50% of units from the accompanying Schedule, including the core unit HSD427 Governance in the 21st Century.
4 The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the dean, be in accordance with the Schedule of Units for the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International), accompanying these specifications.
5 Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Arts and as summarised in the Schedule of Units for the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International).
6 A candidate normally may not enrol in any semester in units totalling more than 50% weighting, or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester, more than 25% weighting.
7 Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the award.
8 In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for previous studies

9 Passes in subjects or units in other honours or postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.

Miscellaneous

10 The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.
11 These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2004 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
12 The approved abbreviation for the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International) shall be GradCertPubAdmin(Int).