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Graduate Certificate in Leading Public Sector Innovation - SCC301

Course Code: SCC301
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
Selection Rank: n/a
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Introduction

This program aims to enhance the capacity of present and future policy-makers to meet the challenges of 21st century governance and to help make them innovation leaders within the Australian Public Service (APS). It provides an advanced, critical understanding of the concept of innovation and how it can be applied in an APS context, and particularly in policy design and implementation. This introduction includes a comprehensive survey of the barriers to innovative practice within the APS.

The program is highly applied and gives participants skills in design thinking as a tool to achieve innovation in policy and program design and implementation. Course learnings, workshops and exercises are work-project based and allow participants to bring real-world problems from their workplace to work through concepts and tools. The course also provides participants with important skills of adaptive leadership, which will help ensure that they are able to overcome some of the key institutional and interpersonal barriers to public sector innovation.

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Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is restricted to staff of the Australian Public Service.

Applicants must have a Bachelor or postgraduate degree or equivalent as approved by the University's Admissions Committee and be currently employed in an Australian Commonwealth, State, or Territory Government Department.

Assumed Knowledge

A good working knowledge of the public sector; commitment and the ability to contribute to class learning, to learn from others and to share learning in the workplace; strong commitment to career development; and capacity to complete a rigorous programme of study.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 5
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 5
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Teaching Period 5

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Graduate Certificate in Leading Public Sector Innovation GradCert LeadingPubSecInnovation

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2021

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. Graduate Certificate courses are typically 0.5 years in duration, so the total course fee will be half the above for such courses.The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Professional Accreditation

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Demonstrate skills in implementing public sector innovation using examples drawn from the real world, and utilising current tools employed by the Department of Defence and its partners. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Apply skills in adaptive leadership, necessary to communicate the importance of innovative practice with a variety of audiences. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Demonstrate advanced, theoretical and technical knowledge of the concept of innovation as applied in public sector settings. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Demonstrate practical knowledge of how government decisions are made in a contested policy environment and how to influence Government decision processes. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development.
Creatively apply skills in design thinking and design methodology for public sector innovation. UC graduates are professional: Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are global citizens: Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development; and adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Critically evaluate innovative ideas and practice to determine strategies to avoid common public sector barriers to implementation of innovative practice. UC graduates are professional: Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

UC graduates are lifelong learners: Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

Standard full time 0.5 years. The maximum course duration is 3 years.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2021 NO NO

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