APG5104 - Public management - 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)

Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill


Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill

Not offered in 2019


MGF5927Not offered in 2019 and MGX9270


The unit examines management in the public sector in Australia and internationally, and the impact of public sector reform as a global phenomenon. It considers theoretical explanations of reform and implementation in practice. The focus is on identifying and analysing practical issues facing public managers. Lessons are drawn from international practice.


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

  1. analyse the theoretical foundations of public sector reforms;
  2. evaluate the effectiveness of public sector reforms in practice;
  3. determine the knowledge, skills and abilities of contemporary public managers and apply these to practical issues in the field;
  4. utilise critical thinking skills and develop evidence-based arguments.


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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