APG5998 - Public financial management - 2018

0 points, SCA Band 1, 0.000 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Unit guides


Australia (Other)

  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)


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




For more information please visit the ANZSOG webpageANZSOG webpage (https://www.anzsog.edu.au/).


Public financial management covers a range of resource management practices that underpin policy-making in contemporary government, including fiscal rules to guide government spending and borrowing, multi-year expenditure frameworks that capture the longer term impacts of current policy decisions, and performance-based budgeting to inform the level and relative priority of funding allocations. This unit introduces key conceptual and practical knowledge to integrate financial and non-financial performance in the public sector, and how to apply it to generate public value.


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

  1. recognise and explain the major theoretical frameworks and concepts that underpin contemporary public sector budget and financial management processes;
  2. analyse government finance frameworks;
  3. evaluate the applications of finance principles to public sector projects;
  4. critique a range of accountability and political processes;
  5. conceptualise and design budgets.

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.

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