Public Sector Management Program

The Public Sector Management Program is a flexible and dynamic study option catering specifically for mid-level managers in the modern Australian public service. Offered to both public sector and non-government organisation staff, the program provides an engaging and relevant curriculum delivered through a unique blend of work-based learning, workshops and a virtual learning environment.

The program continues to make a significant impact on Commonwealth, State and Local governments with over a 25-year track record of success. In 2015, the Australian Public Service Commission appointed the Queensland University of Technology to deliver the program nationally.

Program information, course fees and application details are now available on the  Queensland University of Technology website.

Delivered over 15 months with four intensive mandatory 3 or 4-day workshops the program is designed in collaboration with the governments of Australia to meet the needs of the contemporary public sector. It consists of four core units.

Unit One: GSZ631 Managing within the Context of Government

GSZ631 provides the 'big picture' of government and the context within which public sector managers operate. It develops an understanding of the institutional frameworks and conventions which guide practice and ensure sustainable democratic processes.

Unit Two: GSZ632 Managing Self and Others

GSZ632 provides insights into key individual and group behaviours, and offers skills for communicating and managing people and teams.

Unit Three: GSZ633 Managing Outwards in a Networked Government

GSZ633 explores the variety of relationships that managers need to build across the public sector and outside it - with the private sector, with community and not-for-profit sector and with citizens and clients of government services.

Unit Four: GSZ634 Managing Operations for Outcomes

GSZ634 builds on the overall operational capabilities of managers and provides them with highly effective and appropriate tools, processes and diagnostic capabilities to deliver and sustain the business of government. This unit also includes a workplace project.

Participants who successfully complete the program receive a Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management).

Further enquiries about the program or how to apply should be directed to the University’s Business School at or by calling 1800 145 041 or Dr Evelyne Meier on 0433 482 855.

Page last updated 14 August 2019