APG5102 - Governance - 2019

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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



Organisational Unit

Politics and International Relations

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Robert Thomson


Professor Robert Thomson

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2019 (On-campus block of classes)


MGF5300Not offered in 2019 and MGX5300


The unit introduces students to public, private and not for profit institutions at international, national and local levels and how they impact upon the governance of communities in a range of international settings. The roles, relationships and networks of state and non-state institutions, and their influence on public policy, will be examined through the prism of international indicators and benchmarks of 'good' and 'bad' governance. The political, economic and regulatory dimensions of governance will be explored utilising contemporary issues in public policy.


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

  1. analyse and communicate concepts of governance and their application to issues affecting nations, international regions and the global community;
  2. evaluate relationships between the public sector, the private sector and civil society and how these can be utilised to foster good governance outcomes;
  3. create and develop governance strategies that reflect leadership capacity in cross-cultural competence, effective team engagement and ethical values.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 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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