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University of Tasmania
Administration Units - 1996


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HSD804 Public Sector Industrial Relations



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Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD805 Human Resource Management

Critically examines the policies, processes and procedures involved in the management of people in public sector workplaces. It is concerned with those areas of employment regulation which are primarily the responsibility of managers. Topics discussed include the human resource management (HRM) approach, work design and motivation, health and safety, planning and selection, performance appraisal and development, leadership and organisational culture, conflict and negotiation, enterprise bargaining, participation, equal employment opportunity, anti-discrimination and sexual harassment, discipline and grievance-handling.

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unit weight [20%]
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method of assessment 2,000-word research paper presented in a seminar (30%), weekly seminar discussion guides and participation (20%), 2-hour exam (50%)
required texts, etc
Gardner M and Palmer G, Employment Relations: Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in Australia,Macmillan, Melbourne, 1992.
Sisson K (ed), Personnel Management, 2nd edn, Blackwell, Oxford, 1994.
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD808 Business-Government Relations

Contact the Department of Political Science for details of this unit.

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HSD809 Politics of Economic Policy

Contact the Department of Political Science for details of this unit.

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HSD814 Political Institutions and Policy Dynamics

Deals with the key administrative and policy-making institutions of the modern state, including parliament, cabinet, political parties, inter-governmental structures and public bureaucracies. The unit also examines public policy processes, policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. Particular attention is given to theories of power and its distribution.

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campus & mode
unit weight [10%]
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method of assessment 1,500-word essay (40%), 2,500-word essay (60%)
required texts, etc
Davis G, Wanna J, Warhurst J and Weller P, Public Policy in Australia, Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 1993.
Emy H and Hughes O, Australian Politics: Realities in Conflict, 2nd edn, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1992.
Ham M and Hill M, The Policy Process in the Modern Capitalist State, 2nd edn, Harvester Wheatsheaf, London.
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD815 Public Sector Management

Examines the origins, theory and practice of public sector administration and management in modern liberal democracies such as Australia. Bureaucracy, responsible government the career service, and the politics, principles and criticisms of 'managerialism' are examined, as are alternative models of reform. The unit examines the principles of strategic management and planning, budgeting and financial management, implementation and service delivery, performance management and review, organisational design, personnel management, and information systems. Particular attention is paid to reform in the Commonwealth and Tasmanian public services.

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campus & mode
unit weight [20%]
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method of assessment 2,000-word essay (40%), 4,000-word essay (60%)
required texts, etc
Hughes O, Public Management and Administration: An Introduction, Macmillan, London, 1994.
Wanna J, O'Faircheallaigh C and Weller P, Public Sector Management in Australia, Macmillan, Melbourne, 1992.
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD816 State, Economy and Public Policy

Focuses on the critical interaction between politics and the economy and examines the way in which major changes in the world economy have reshaped Australian public policy in recent decades. Issues such as the economic rationalism debate, the impact of global market pressures on policy and the changing role of the state are considered. Various perspectives on these issues are dealt with, including public choice advocacy of privatisation and deregulation.

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unit weight [10%]
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corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 1,500-word essay (40%), 2,500-word essay (60%)
required texts, etc
Bell S, Ungoverning the Economy: The Political Economy of Australian Economic Policy, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1995.
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD817 Research Strategies

Prepares students for independent research in public administration and policy. Major intellectual orientations and methodological debates regarding research and analysis are examined, as are the main tools for research, analysis and evaluation of administration and policy.

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unit weight [10%]
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method of assessment 1,500-word short essay (40%), 2,000-word research plan (60%)
required texts, etc
Hogwood B and Gunn L, Policy Analysis for the Real World, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1984.
Bell J, Doing Your Research Project, Open University Press, Milton Keynes, 1987.
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD818 Research Project

In this unit, based on the research plan developed in HSD817 Research Strategies, students undertake independent research on an agreed topic and write a major essay of 10,000 words. Guidance will be provided throughout the semester in a series of workshops

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unit weight [50%]
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method of assessment 10,000-word research essay.
required texts, etc
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD825 Women and Work



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HSD830 Environmental Politics



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Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD831 Social Policy in Welfare States

Contact the Department of Political Science for details of this unit.

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Course: Master of Public Administration







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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
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HSD840 Financial and Technology Management

Familiarises students with the principles of contemporary financial practice and systems design and use to a level where, as managers, they will be able to make informed decisions for the organisations in which they are employed.

Special notes
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unit weight [10%]
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mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2,800-word Financial Management Project (70%), 1,200-word Technology Management Project (30%)
required texts, etc
Coombs H and Jenkins D, Public Sector Financial Management, 2nd edn, Chapman and Hall, London, 1994.
Robson W, Strategic Management and Information Systems, Pitman, London, 1994.
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
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HSD841 Ethics and Administrative Law

Introduces students to the basic concepts and issues in ethics and administrative law. The unit aims to integrate theoretical and practical understandings of ethics and administrative law within the overall processes of contemporary public sector management in Australia.

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unit weight [10%]
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method of assessment 2,000-word essay on Ethics and a 2,000-word research paper on Tasmanian administrative law
required texts, etc
Preston N (ed), Ethics for the Public Sector, Federation Press, Victoria, 1994.
Douglas R and Jones M, Administrative Law: Cases and Materials, Federation Press, Victoria, 1993.
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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HSD842 Reading Unit

Enables students with special needs the opportunity to read extensively in an area of particular interest. Enrolment must be approved by the Coordinator.

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campus & mode
unit weight [10%]
teaching pattern
prerequisites
corequisites
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method of assessment 5,000-word essay.
required texts, etc
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
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HSD843 Planning Implementation and Review

Familiarises students with the models, issues and practices of strategic organisational and program planning, program implementation and service delivery, and monitoring and evaluation in public organisations.

Special notes
teaching staff
campus & mode
unit weight [10%]
teaching pattern
prerequisites
corequisites
mutual exclusions
method of assessment 2,000-word essay due mid-semester (50%), 2,000-word essay due end semester (50%).
required texts, etc
recommended reading

Course: Master of Public Administration







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© University of Tasmania, 1996.
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