Public Administration

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information

Public Administration

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration must complete 24 credit points, including 12-24 credit points of core units of study and a maximum of 12 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration must complete 36 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, a 6 credit point work based or internship project, and 6 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of Public Administration must complete 48 credit points, including 24 credit points of core units of study, a 6 credit point work based or internship project, and 18 credit points of elective units of study.
Core units of study
GSOG6001
Policy in Practice: Delivering Value
6   

Students who are not undertaking the award courses GDPA, MPAdmin or EMPA must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to take this unit of study.
Session 1 Early Census
GSOG6002
Public Sector Leadership
6   

Students who are not undertaking the award courses GCPA, GDPA, MPAdmin or EMPA must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to take this unit of study.
Session 1 Early Census
GSOG6003
Strategic Administration
6   

Students who are not enrolled in the GCPA, GDPA or MPAdmin must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to undertake this unit of study.
Session 2 Early Census
GSOG6004
Managing Public Expenditure
6   

Students who are not undertaking the award courses GCPA, GDPA, MPAdmin or EMPA must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to take this unit of study.
Session 2 Early Census
GSOG6004
Managing Public Expenditure
6   

Students who are not undertaking the award courses GCPA, GDPA, MPAdmin or EMPA must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to take this unit of study.
Session 2 Early Census
Core work based or internship units of study
GSOG6005
Work Based Project
6    GSOG6001, GSOG6002, GSOG6003, GSOG6004 


Students who are not enrolled in GCPA, GDPA or MPAdmin must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government to undertake this unit of study.
Semester 1
GSOG6006
Internship Program
6    GSOG6001, GSOG6002, GSOG6003, GSOG6004 


Students who are not enrolled in GCPA, GDPA or MPAdmin must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government to undertake this unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
Specialisation or Elective units of study
Masters degree candidates may choose up to three and Graduate Diploma candidates may choose up to one of the following elective units:
ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
ACCT5001
Accounting Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
CHSC6909
Government and Public Services in China
6    CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 
CHSC6908 
Semester 2
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6002
Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6003
Business and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'
6      Semester 2
CISS6008
Population and Security
6      Semester 2
CLAW5001
Legal Environment of Business
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6    ECON5003, ECON5000  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6    ECON5003  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Main
ECON6001
Microeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6002
Macroeconomics Analysis 1
6    ECON5002  Semester 1
Semester 2
ECON6016
Trade and Development
6    ECON5001 or ECON5002  Semester 2
ECON6018
Environmental Economics
6    ECON6001 or ECON6002  Semester 1
ECOP6016
China in the World Economy
6      Semester 1
ECOP6103
Strategic Debates on Economic Change
6      Semester 1
EDPA5001
Organisational Theory, Managemnt & Admin
6      Semester 1
EDPA6016
Organisations as Learning Communities
6   

Scots College Coordinator Professor Ann Brewer 
Semester 1
EDPA6018
Social Policy Process
6      Semester 2
ENGL6946
Writing in Professional Contexts A
6      Semester 1
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6139
Research Design
6      Semester 1
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 1
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 2
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1
GSOG6007
Research Project
6   

Students who are not enrolled in the GCPA, GDPA or MPAdmin must have the permission of the Director, Graduate School of Government, to undertake this unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
HPOL5000
Introduction to Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5001
Economics and Finance for Health Policy
6      Semester 1
HPOL5003
Analysing Health Policy
6      Semester 2
HPOL5007
Global Health Policy
6      Semester 2
IBUS5002
Strategy, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
6    IBUS5001  Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6001
International Business Strategy
6    ECHS6008  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Late
IBUS6002
Cross-Cultural Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
IBUS6016
Social Entrepreneurship
6    Assumed knowledge: IBUS5002, or completion of at least 24 credit points 

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Summer Main
IBUS6018
Business Negotiations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
IBUS6019
Strategy and Emerging Markets
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
Winter Main
INFO5990
Professional Practice in IT
6   

The main focus of the subject is to provide students with the necessary tools, basic skills, experience and adequate knowledge so they develop an awareness and an understanding of the responsibilities and issues associated with professional conduct and practice in the information technology sector.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5991
Services Science Management and Eng
6    Assumed knowledge: INFO5990. Students are expected to have a degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, information systems or business.

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO5992
Understanding IT Innovations
6    Assumed knowledge: INFO5990. Students are expected to be fluent in English and capable of participating in group discussions, and capable of producing an individually written paper of 5-9 pages (double spaced) of high quality and clarity. Although some work experience is ideal in adding value to the case discussions, allowing students to pull from their personal experiences, those students with no work experience will be expected to do appropriate research on the discussion topics in order to contribute.
PMGT5875 


A variety of learning situations will be employed during the unit of study, including lectures, recommended reading, a few short exercises during class, and discussions of cases. To benefit fully from this unit it is necessary to participate fully in all aspects of the unit of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007
Project Management in IT
6    Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
PMGT5871 
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFO6007
Project Management in IT
6    Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
Prerequisite: Assumed knowledge: Students enrolled in INFO6007 are assumed to have previously completed a Bachelor`s degree in some area of IT, or have completed a Graduate Diploma in some area of IT, or have three years experience as a practising IT professional. Recent work experience, or recent postgraduate education, in software project management, software process improvement, or software quality assurance is an advantage.
PMGT5871 
Semester 1
Semester 2
INFS5001
Project Management
6    INFS6014  Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Early
INFS6001
Managing Information and Systems
6      Semester 2
INFS6001
Managing Information and Systems
6      Semester 2
LAWS6011
Administrative Law
6   

Core unit for MALP students.
Intensive March
LAWS6856
Anti-Terrorism Law
6    CISS6011 


This unit replaced LAWS6856 Terrorism & Counterterrorism Policy and Law.
Intensive September
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    Assumed knowledge: LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction 


Environmental Law students must complete LAWS6252 and this core unit prior to enrolling in other law elective units.
Intensive April
Intensive August
LAWS6045
Environmental Planning Law
6      Intensive October
LAWS6112
Law of Tax Administration
6      Semester 2
LAWS6161
International Human Rights
6    GOVT6117 


Available to MLLR students who commence after Jan 2015.
Intensive August
LAWS6167
International Law II
6    Assumed knowledge: It is strongly advised that students complete LAWS6243 International Law I before enrolling in this unit 


Compulsory core unit for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students. This unit replaced LAWS6167 International Law and Australian Institutions.
Intensive May
Semester 2
LAWS6243
International Law I
6    LAWS5005 


This unit replaced LAWS6243 Public International Law. This unit is compulsory for MIL and GradDipIntLaw students who have not completed any previous study in international law and must be taken during the first semester of candidature. This unit is not available to MLawIntDev students who have been granted a reduced volume of learning. This unit is available as one of the core units for GradDipIntBusLaw students.
Intensive April
Semester 2
LAWS6926
The Business of Tax Administration
6      Intensive May
LAWS6032
Crime Research and Policy
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology units. The unit replaced LAWS6032 Crime Research and Policy 1.
Semester 1
LAWS6034
Criminal Liability
6   

Core unit for MCrim students. This unit is an introduction to aspects of criminal law for non-lawyers and is therefore not available to students who have completed a law degree or completed criminal law at a tertiary level.
Semester 2
LAWS6035
Criminal Procedures
6      Intensive March
LAWS6066
Discretion in Criminal Justice
6      Intensive August
LAWS6893
Environmental Criminology: Space and Place
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6893 Environmental Criminology.
Intensive May
LAWS6048
Explaining Crime
6   

Core unit for MCrim and GradDipCrim students and co-requisite for other criminology elective units.
Semester 1
LAWS6970
Forensic Psychology
6      Semester 1
LAWS6985
Indigenous Peoples and Criminal Justice
6      Intensive August
LAWS6877
Mental Illness: Law and Policy
6      Intensive September
LAWS6197
Policing: Crime, Control and Security
6   

This unit replaced LAWS6197 Policing Australian Society 
Intensive September
MECO6901
Dealing with the Media
6      Semester 2
MECO6912
Political Public Relations
6      Semester 2
MECO6913
Public Opinion, Policy and Public Sphere
6      Semester 2
MKTG5001
Marketing Principles
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MKTG6003
Marketing Strategy
6    MKTG5001  Intensive March
Semester 2
MKTG6005
Marketing Communications
6    MKTG5001  Intensive March
MKTG6206
Regulatory Environment and Ethics
6   

This unit is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Marketing and Graduate Certificate of Marketing 
Semester 2
PACS6913
Conflict in Organisations
6    SCWK6934  Summer Late
PACS6928
Community Mediation: Theory and Practice
6      Summer Late
PMGT5871
Project Process Planning and Control
6      Intensive December
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5873
Project Economics and Finance
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5875
Project Innovation Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5876
Strategic Delivery of Change
6    WORK6026  Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5877
Management of Project Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5879
Strategic Portfolio & Program Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5888
Global Project Management
6      Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5889
Integrated Cost and Scheduling Control
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT5891
Project Risk Management
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
PMGT6869
Advanced Knowledge in Project Management
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
Semester 2
PUBH5017
Public Health Program Evaluation
6    (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018 and PUBH5033 
PUBH5032 
Semester 2
PUBH5114
Alcohol, Drug Use and Health
4    PUBH5115  Semester 2
PUBH5302
Health Economic Evaluation
4    ((PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018) or (HPOL5001 as a prerequisite and HPOL5003 as a co-requisite) 
Prerequisites: ((PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) and PUBH5018) or (HPOL5001 as a prerequisite and HPOL5003 as a co-requisite) 
Intensive September
PUBH5416
Vaccines in Public Health
2    PUBH5010 or CEPI5100 or PUBH5018 


Students who have not done the core units of study in epidemiology (PUBH5010 or CEPI5100) or biostatistics (PUBH5018) but have previous demonstrable experience in these study areas will be required to request permission from the unit of study coordinator to enrol in this unit of study. Permission is required to ensure that students have a basic grounding in epidemiology and biostatistics. The coordinator emails the Postgraduate Student Administration Unit to advise whether or not the student has permission to enrol.
Semester 2
SCWK6902
Social Research
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5001
Introduction to Sustainability
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5002
Food and Water Security
6    SUST5001  Semester 2
SUST5003
Energy and Resources
6    SUST5001  Semester 1
SUST5004
Populations and Health
6    SUST5001  Semester 2
SUST5005
Policy and Sustainability
6    SUST5001  Intensive September
SUST5006
Sustainability: Business and Leadership
6    SUST5001  Semester 1
TPTM6240
Public Transport Policy and Planning
6      Summer Main
TPTM6450
Transport Policy
6    TPTM6241 


This is the capstone unit for all transport management programs and should be completed in the last period of study.
Semester 1
Semester 2
TPTM6470
Sustainable Transport & Logistic Systems
6      Semester 1
WORK5002
People, Work and Employment
6   

Foundation Unit for MHRM&IR 
Semester 1
Semester 2a
WORK5003
Management and Organisations
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6001
Organisational Analysis and Behaviour
6      Semester 2
WORK6002
Strategic Management
6      Semester 1b
Semester 2
WORK6017
Human Resource Strategies
6   

Core unit for the MHRM&IR 
Semester 1
Semester 2
WORK6026
Organisational Change and Development
6      Semester 2
WORK6030
Performance and Rewards
6      Winter Main
WORK6111
Management Consulting
6    Assumed knowledge: Knowledge is assumed in the areas of basic business strategy and organisational change. It is recommended that students enrolling in this Unit will have completed either or both of the following or similar Units: WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development, WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management. Semester 2