New Indigenous public servant course

A new Graduate Certificate course will help advance the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are working as public administrators.

The Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector) will provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with the tools and skills they need to lead and manage organisational activities across government, and add value to organisations.

It is designed to improve innovation and the exchange of ideas by Indigenous public administrators, from a diverse mix of roles and disciplines.

Topics covered

During the course, students will:

  • explore the foundation knowledge required of all managers
  • learn how policy is developed and implemented
  • develop knowledge in more specialised areas of leadership and business planning
  • gain the tools and skills they need to lead, develop ideas and manage organisational activities across government.

Who can apply

The course is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander public servants who either:

  • have five years' work experience, or
  • have completed a Bachelor degree, or equivalent, with results that demonstrate an aptitude for postgraduate study.

Pathway to Master of Management

The course provides a pathway to the Master of Management, which is offered by La Trobe Business School from its Melbourne CBD-based City Campus.

Duration

The course is studied part-time over two years. It runs from October 2014 until December 2015.

Course developers

La Trobe Business School and the Victorian branch of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) have joined forces to develop the course.

Download course brochure [PDF 1.8 MB].

Need further information?

Please contact Joanne Jenson of IPAA Victoria – email jjenson@vic.ipaa.org.au or call 03 9653 2000.

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