APG5995 - Governing by the rules - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.



Not offered in 2017


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Governing by the Rules gives students an understanding of the law, convention, practice and ethics so they can develop and implement public policy. It develops the capacity of public managers to operate effectively and appropriately within a democracy governed by the rule of law.


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

  1. appreciate the nature, form, complexity and limits to rules as a tool of government
  2. understand the interrelationships between legal rules, administrative processes and policy outcomes
  3. considerate the role, uses and control of both discretion and regulation.

Workload requirements

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. A 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.

See also Unit timetable information


Students must be enrolled in Executive Master of Public Administration (A6014) to undertake this unit.


MPA5005, MPA9005