Unit offered subject to sufficient numbers
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.
|Unit name||Government and Public Administration|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
|Discipline||Politics and International Relations|
|Coordinator||Doctor Hannah Murphy-Gregory|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- research and discuss aspects of government and public administration showing an awareness of the key conceptual difficulties, theoretical perspectives and debates in the field of governance and relate theoretical perspectives and debates about governance to real world examples
- demonstrate an awareness of and critically reflect upon the complex and dynamic relationships between political actors and institutions at the local, national and/or international levels of governance.
- demonstrate an academic critical capacity and development of balanced argument and evaluation
- apply referencing and style conventions as appropriate
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (20%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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