The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced) mixes theory and practice to help you address complex management challenges. Combine your disciplinary expertise in political science, law, business or economics with professional decision-making, ethics, strategic management, negotiation and leadership dexterity. Interactive individual and team-based learning opportunities explore a range of contemporary issues that enhance your knowledge of the challenges leaders in the community, corporate and public sectors face.
Who is it for?
The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced) is designed for professionals working in and with government, corporate, and public sector organisations. The course structure offers flexibility for full-time workers.
Investigate the interconnected nature of management challenges, and how you can apply an interdisciplinary approach to them. You’ll be introduced to a foundation that draws on the expertise of University of Melbourne Faculty, and using these skills, you’ll refine your competencies for effectively operating in increasingly complex governing environments. You can cut across disciplines, organisations, sectors, jurisdictions and geographical boundaries.
After graduating, you may be able to apply for advanced standing into the Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Where will it take me?
With a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Advanced) you’ll have a head start pursuing roles in:
- Planning and performance
- Government relations
- Performance management.
Graduates have also gone on to work in organisations including:
- Oxfam Australia
- Partnership for Governance Reform in Indonesia
- City of Port Phillip
- Mind Australia.