Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week. |
Total Time Commitment: 10
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||166-423 Organisations and Management|
|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/|
CoordinatorDr Lauren Rosewarne
ContactTo be advised
This subject examines the modern public sector management function through a range of practical and theoretical perspectives. Focusing on placing public sector management into surrounding historical and quasi-ideological debates, the subject explores the nature of public sector management, its capabilities and boundaries, technologies of management and their associated functional applications, and the limitations of existing paradigms, policy tractability, and political will to deliver "public value" (if there can be such a thing). Focused on critical case analysis, the subject requires a good understanding of political and public policy processes and contexts at the local, state, federal levels of Australia, and a willingness to participate in group discussion, activities and study. Participants will leave the subject with a broad introduction to public sector management as well as skills and techniques for investigating management issues.
An essay proposal of 1500 words (25%) due early in the semester, and an essay of 3500 words (75%) due at the end of semester.
Hurdle Requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to qualify to have their written work assessed. Students who fail to meet this hurdle requirement will be deemed ineligible to submit the final piece of assessment for this subject. Regular participation in class is required.
Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% 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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A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||This is a core (compulsory) subject in the Bachelor of Public Policy and Management Pass and Honours degrees, the Postgraduate Certificate / Diploma in Public Policy and Managment, the Master of Public Policy and Management (200-point program), and the Master of Social Policy (200-point program).|
Bachelor of Public Policy and Management |
Master of Public Policy and Management (Coursework)
Master of Social Policy
Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Public Policy and Management)
Governance, Policy and Communication |
Public Policy and Management
Public Policy and Management
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