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Public Sector Management (7083.5)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society



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    This unit introduces students to the study of management in the public sector. It approaches public sector management from a broad perspective, discussing both international and Australian practice and relating developments to changing ideas about the role of government in society.This unit emphasises the distinctiveness of public sector management by examining the traditions, building blocks and general issues of public administration. Second, it explores the patterns of change in public administration and management including recent reforms and developments.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. (i) understand the principles and values underpinning traditional and contemporary models of public administration using examples largely based on the Australian experience.
    2. ii) comprehend the agendas, values and processes involved in recent reform of the public sector.
    3. (iii) apply theoretical concepts and issues to real world situations.
    4. (iv) demonstrate competencies in the written and oral presentation of academic work.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    Three hours per week.


    675 Politics and Democracy OR 9548 Introduction to Politics OR 8296 Introduction to Politics and Government OR 9549 Introduction to Western Political Thought or 4207 Introduction to Management OR 9525 Principles of Management.

    Incompatible Units

    9552 Public Administration

    Equivalent Units

    9552 Public Administration

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