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2006 Graduate Diploma of Public Administration (International)(R6R)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): School of Government (03) 6226 2333


Coordinator: Assoc Prof Marcus Haward

Introductory comments The Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (International) is offered on a full fee-paying basis only at the Hobart campus. It is normally a 1 academic year (or 2 semesters) full-time or up to 2 years ( or 4 semesters) part-time program. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (International) in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.

Admission & 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 IETLS test. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.

Course Objectives

The Graduate Diploma 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.

Articulation to/from Course

Students who undertake the GradDipPubAdmin (Int) may elect to complete an additional 25% coursework unit plus the Research Project and achieve the Master of Public Administration (International). Students who terminate their studies after completing 50% of the coursework units are eligible to achieve the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (International).

Miscellaneous Information


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

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