Principles of Public Private Partnership

Subject 421-683 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours as an intensive one-week course held during the mid-semester break; Non-contact time commitment: 84 hours
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Colin Duffield
Subject Overview:

This unit deals with the principles of successful delivery of projects through the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) procurement method. The course will discuss the application of the PPP mechanism both in Australia and internationally through, where appropriate, the review of relevant case studies. Specific content will deal with typical PPP processes, identification of appropriate projects for PPP, project definition and output specifications, public interest test, value for money, commercial considerations, risk management and allocation, tendering process, bid evaluation, contracts and contract administration.

Assessment: A one-hour test (20%); one assignment of 2000 words (30%); final two-hour examination (50%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills: On successful completion of this subject students should have:
  • enhanced their skills, competencies and understanding of the workings and application of Public Private Partnerships
  • acquired expertise associated with aspects of Public Private Partnerships in areas such as: project definition and output specifications, public interest test, risk management, contracts and contract management
Notes: Not offered in 2008
Related Course(s): Master of Engineering Management
Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management)
Master of Engineering Structures
Master of Utilities Management

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