6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
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This unit examines management in the public sector in Australia and internationally and the impact of public sector reform. It considers theoretical explanations of reform and implementation in practice. The focus is on identifying and analysing practical issues facing public managers. Australia is considered an international leader in public sector reform and practical illustrations are drawn from Australian and international experience.
The learning goals associated with this unit are to:
- identify and explain the theoretical foundations of public sector reforms
- evaluate the effectiveness of public sector reforms in practice
- identify and analyse the knowledge, skills and abilities required by contemporary public managers.
Within semester assessment: 100%
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.
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Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses: 0028, 0105, 0200, 0201, 0319, 1065, 1506, 1822, 2099, 2642, 2643, 2778, 3801, B6006, B6007, B6009, B6012 or seek Chief Examiner approval before undertaking this unit.