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2012 Graduate Diploma of Public Administration (International)(R6R)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Hobart: , Distance/flexible
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 3 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Associate Professor Marcus Haward (03 6226 2333 7204)


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

Introductory comments The Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (International) is offered at the Hobart campus and by distance. 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 course in 2009. For students who commenced prior to 2009, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 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 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.

Progression from Graduate Diploma to Masters requires results of Distinction average.

Direct entry at Masters level will generally only be allowed if the student has achieved results of Distinction average at undergraduate level.

International students who do not meet the requirements for direct entry at Masters level can obtain direct entry at Graduate Diploma level and package this with an offer for entry to Masters subject to achieving distinction average at Graduate Diploma level (if they meet the entry requirement for the Graduate Diploma). Please note: initial enrolment will be in a Graduate Diploma and progression to Masters will only be allowed if students achieve a Distinction average at Graduate Diploma level.

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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