Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:August, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 contact hours: 4 hours per week of seminars in Weeks 2 - 7 of Semester 2. |
Total Time Commitment:
Entry into the Master of Public Policy and Management.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Political Science at Undergraduate level
|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/
CoordinatorDr Stephen Peterson
Public sector budget frameworks are premised on efficiency, effectiveness and the ethical use and management of taxpayer’s money, and accountability under legislation, the audit process, the estimates committee process, and more broadly to parliament, the public, the media and private contractors. This subject considers how public managers and ministers work within these frameworks to balance at times competing objectives and political undercurrents. Students will be introduced to the budget cycle, fraud control plans, audit committees and the Auditor-General, tendering and procurement, risk management, appropriations and more recent innovations such as the Charter of Budget Honesty and the Parliamentary Budget Office. Students will acquire practical skills in how to manage public expenditure and to design tax and social welfare systems, while also appreciating how budgets are political and the interplay between governments and capital markets.
On successful completion of this subject, students should have:
Hurdle requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Required readings will be made available electronically via the subject LMS site at the beginning of semester.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
100 Point Master of Public Policy and Management |
150 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
200 Point Master of Public Policy and Management
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Public Policy and Management
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Public Policy and Management
PC-ARTS Public Policy and Management
PD-ARTS Public Policy and Management
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