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Special Topics in Business and Government G (9376.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis


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For the remainder of 2020, resulting from Australian Government's directives requiring physical distancing and restrictions on movement because of the COVID-19 pandemic, any exams that are required for assessment in a unit will be online exams. Online exams may also use online proctoring to help assure the academic integrity of those exams. Please contact your unit convener with any questions.

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  • Teaching Period 5, 2020, SP-DITRDC, BRUCE (199023) - View

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The unit requires students to undertake work related research and study in areas not currently available through the Faculty. The unit draws flexibly on offerings from the University's (and ANZSIG's) specialised master classes to complement the tasks set to meet the specific needs of Departments.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Fundamental skills: Students will demonstrate specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice;

2. People skills: Students will use communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts;

3. Thinking skills: Students will demonstrate cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems. Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas; and

4. Personal skills: Students will demonstrate communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences. As graduates, students will continue to learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change. Students will demonstrate the capacity and intention to use professional knowledge and skills ethically and responsibly, for the benefit of others and the environment.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

7 hours per week of class contact (42 hours in total)


Graduate Certificate Public Administration



Assumed Knowledge

Graduate Certificate units undertaken prior to this unit.

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