Public Sector

Information for Directors General, Chief Executives, departments and agencies

The Graduate School of Government (GSG) at the University of Sydney runs tertiary level professional development programs in Public Administration designed specifically for the NSW public sector that departments and agencies can access to develop their workforce.

It is a management program specifically for senior public sector managers to develop the right capabilities for a modern public service. At the centre of the GSG is the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (GDPA) designed to develop leaders as self reflective practitioners, with knowledge grounded in policy, public expenditure management and strategy within a whole of government framework.

Information Session - 24 July 2013

Professor Gallop will deliver a lecture for public sector employees on How GSG Can Make a Difference. The lecture will showcase what prospective students can expect from enrolling in the program.

The event will take place on Wednesday 24 July at the University of Sydney, in the new Law School Building on the Camperdown campus at 4.00pm. The lecture will commence at 4.30pm.
After the event a small 20 minute information session will be held for those interested in applying for the GDPA in 2014.


You can RSVP to this event here.

2014 Application process for Centrally Funded Positions

Applications for centrally funded places, commencing 2014, are now open. Students must complete both a paper based form and an online application form. Please refer to the NSW Public Service Commission on how to apply, download forms and to access the online application portal. Applications close August 16 2013.


When submitting an application be sure to include the following documentation:

  • an original or certified copy of your academic transcript demonstrating the completion of undergraduate degree;
  • an original or certified copy of proof of your Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian Permanent Residency, such as your passport or a birth certificate;
  • documentation demonstrating any change of name, if relevant;
  • a brief CV outlining your work experience in the public sector, with particular attention to listing the duties and responsibilities of all positions held over the last 5 to 10 years;
  • a personal statement identifying why you have chosen to study the GDPA with reference to your personal and professional development goals.