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PSP50122

Diploma of Government

Elevate your knowledge of compliance and diversity to gain employment or progress your career in the public sector. This course will equip you with advanced skills to work in the public sector, including supervisory positions.

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NEXT INTAKE Online Start date: 17 Oct 2022 Duration: 12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
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WAYS TO STUDY Online
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Full Fee
$5,500
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Course overview

Develop strong leadership skills to uphold the ethical, legislative and compliance requirements of the public sector, which are critical to any role within the public sector.

According to the Australian Government's MySkills service, there is stable future growth predicted for people working as policy and planning managers. There are likely to be around 15,000 job openings in this area over the next five years. 

During this course, designed for prospective and existing public servants, you will develop advanced leadership skills in manage performance, conflict resolution, communications and working within a policy/procedure framework. You will augment your knowledge in respect to public sector values and will learn to conduct research and analysis, and implement risk management procedures and policies. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work within the public service sectors in a range of positions, including supervisory positions such as the management of policy, operations, customer service, complaints, projects, risk and compliance.

What can I do?

  • Policy Manager (Public Sector)
  • Operations Manager (Public Sector)
  • Customer Service Manager (Public Sector)
  • Project Manager (Public Sector)
  • Personnel Manager (Public Sector)
  • Compliance and Risk Manager (Public Sector)
  • Administrative Services Manager (Public Sector)
  • Complaints Manager

Course outcome:

PSP50122 Diploma of Government

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below. 

Please note: When studying online students must follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete one cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. See Ned to Know section of this course brochure for further details.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • PSPETH008
    Promote the values and ethos of public service
    UNIT CODE :
    PSPETH008
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote ethical standards to assist staff avoid conflicts of interest and to model and foster integrity. This unit applies to those working, either independently or as part of a team where they may have some supervisory responsibilities, in public sector roles or in similar organisational contexts. They perform complex tasks in familiar contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote the values and ethos of public service

  • UNIT CODE
  • PSPLEG007
    Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
    UNIT CODE :
    PSPLEG007
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to promote compliance with legislation in the public sector. This unit applies to those with responsibility for encouraging and assisting others to comply with public sector guidelines and procedures. Those undertaking this unit generally work independently and have supervisory responsibilities. They perform complex tasks in familiar contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWRT411
    Write complex documents
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWRT411
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, draft and finalise complex documents.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Write complex documents

  • UNIT CODE
  • PSPGEN101
    Use complex workplace communication strategies
    UNIT CODE :
    PSPGEN101
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to use complex workplace communication for working with internal and external clients, colleagues and other staff. This unit applies to those working in generalist and specialist roles within the public sector. Those undertaking this unit work autonomously with middle management responsibilities, performing complex tasks, in a range of familiar contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Use complex workplace communication strategies

  • UNIT CODE
  • PSPGEN115
    Uphold and support inclusive workplace practices
    UNIT CODE :
    PSPGEN115
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This unit applies to those working in public sector roles but may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. Those undertaking this unit work independently, possibly supervising others, performing complex tasks in a range of familiar contexts. The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice. No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Uphold and support inclusive workplace practices

Ways to study
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17 Oct 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Full fee: $5,500
28 Nov 2022
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Full fee: $5,500
16 Jan 2023
12 weeks per intake. Average course duration 18 months
Part time up to 2 units per intake
  • Full fee: $5,500

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Diploma of Government (PSP50122)

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Diploma of Government

COURSE CODE: PSP50122
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $10,813 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information

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Resources required

Access to Internet

  • All students require reliable access to the internet in order access the course material and submit assignments.
  • Students should access Connect and other TAFE Queensland systems using Google Chrome

Software

  • Students require a computer with access to a full version of Microsoft Office – including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Open source versions of Microsoft Office i.e. Open Office (files are saved as *.odt) is not compatible with Connect
  • Students may be required to attend class, webinars and tutorials via Zoom or Microsoft Teams

Mac Users

  • PLEASE NOTE: For this qualification you are required to use Microsoft Office for MAC.
  • If you are using a MAC you are not to save documents as “Pages” (*.pages) or “Numbers” (*.numbers) or Keynote (*.keynote).

Video Recordings

  • Students are required to complete a range of video and audio recordings throughout the qualification. Students need to have access to suitable equipment e.g. smartphone/webcam/tablets/
  • Students will need suitable software to complete these recordings e.g. Zoom, Video Compression Software, Video Editing software such as Screencast-o-matic
Need to know

Study is structured into fixed intakes which have set durations (completion date is 12 weeks from the commencement date of each intake). Study can be commenced at the beginning of each intake. 

When studying online students must follow the order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake or the units required to complete one cluster/stage, unless otherwise advised. 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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