Courses & Units

Government and Public Administration HPP413

Hobart

Note:

Unit offered subject to sufficient numbers

Introduction

This unit and its two component modules address key principles underpinning government within a Westminster parliamentary system. The unit aims to provide a background to, and understanding of the theory and practice of public administration and management. The unit will examine the roles and responsibilities of the public servant, and the means through which government outputs (public policy) are formulated and implemented. This includes discussion of planning and budgeting as tools for public administration. Particular attention is paid to the question of reform within the public sector, and the issue and challenges arising from the introduction of 'public management' models. The concept of governance and its different forms provides an opportunity to examine the features of, debates about, and alternatives to current public administration.

Summary

Unit name Government and Public Administration
Unit code HPP413
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Dr Hannah Murphy-Gregory

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $1,587.00 2017: $3,806.00 090101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Major with GPA of 6.5 or higher for Honours entry, OR, admission into R5R, R6R, R7R or C7W

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HSD429

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Internal: 2 hour seminar weekly (13 wks)Distance: Web based delivery

Assessment

Seminar participation (20%), 2500 word discussion paper/short essay (20%), 1500 word research essay outline (10%), 4000 word research essay (50%)

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Textbooks

RequiredNone
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