Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: This subject will be delivered intensively in the first 5 weeks of semester 1. |
Total Time Commitment:
Total of 120 hours
Admission to 344-AB Master of Public Policy and Management and the Master of Public Administration
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Assoc. Prof. Helen Dickinson
Commissioning public services is an elective subject available to those on the Melbourne Master of Public Administration or Master of Public Policy and Management. This subject focuses on exploring the concept of commissioning as it applies within contemporary public services. Students will develop an understanding of socio-economic, political and policy context of public service commissioning. Students will be encouraged to consider different definitions of 'commissioning' and some of the key theoretical and conceptual models underpinning this activity. The module will introduce the different aspects associated with the strategic levels of public service commissioning; assessing need and demand for services; setting priorities; ensuring quality; and involving the public in commissioning activities. Students will be exposed to practical examples of commissioning from a range of different public service contexts.
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
An individual Commissioning Debate Paper of 2000 words (30%) due Week 6 of semester, a group-based Commissioning Communication Project (20%) presented during final seminar, and an individual Commissioning Practice Paper of 2500 words (50%) due During the examination period.
Hurdle Requirement: As this is an Intensively-taught subject, seminar attendance is compulsory on all days. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
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Readings will be provided on the subject LMS
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students should:
Master of Public Administration |
Master of Public Administration (Enhanced)
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management |
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
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