Courses & Units

Government and Public Administration HPP413

Hobart

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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
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

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
090101 $3,657.00 $1,716.00 not applicable $4,216.00
  • 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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Teaching

AssessmentExamination - 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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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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