University Handbook 2016

Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector)

Course code/s: LCMPS – Melbourne CBD

Course details
Location CBD
Course Coordinator Dr Suzanne Young
Course Code LCMPS
Available to International students No
Course duration 0.5 years full-time, or 2 years of part-time study
Credit Points 60
Leave of absence available Yes
Course queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Course description

The Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector) has been developed for students seeking to develop a career in public sector management or leadership in the public or not-for-profit sectors. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop knowledge in the general areas of management, accounting and responsible leadership. The primary objectives of the course are to equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to make a significant contribution to public policy, policy development and leadership and to develop general management expertise at a postgraduate coursework level.

Admission requirements

The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.

Course requirements

The Graduate Certificate in Management (Public Sector) comprises four subjects 60 credit points and can be completed in two years of part-time study.

First year

Teaching period Subject name Subject code
Semester 1 Academic Integrity Module (online) LTU0AIM
Semester 1 or 2 Entrepreneurial Business Planning MGT5EBP
Semester 1 or 2 Introduction to Accounting and Finance BUS5IAF
Semester 1 or 2 Leadership, Innovation and Change MGT5LIC
Semester 1 or 2 Level 5 elective subject *

* Students will be required to complete the subject “Gain the Policy Edge” which is a subject administered and delivered by the Institute of Public Administration (IPAA). You will gain credit for this subject as an elective within the course.

Note: LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that you are required to complete at the commencement of your first semester. The subject is designed to enhance your knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.


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