Units of Study

GOVT2557 - Public Sector Management and Governance

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Paul Fawcett


Factors such as global warming, the internet and consumerism are transforming the way in which the public sector is organised in Australia and other democracies. This unit develops a framework for understanding these changes and then uses this framework to study some of the key challenges that public sector managers face today in areas such as: coordination and partnership working; accountability and blame shifting; and how to engage stakeholders in decisions that affect them.


1x2250wd essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), 1x750wd tutorial presentation (15%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


12 Junior credit points from Government



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