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Public Sector Management Program

What is the Public Sector Management Program?

The Public Sector Management (PSM) Program is a flexible and dynamic study option catering specifically for mid-level managers in the modern public service.

The program has made and continues to make a significant impact on the Australia Public Sector with a long track record of success (PSM Program celebrated it's 25 year birthday in 2017) and over 9000 participants from all tiers of government who have benefited from the program. Participants learn through a contemporary blend of industry relevant approaches to public sector management and the academic rigor of a postgraduate award.

The PSM Program is coordinated and delivered in all capital cities by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). TTC works with QUT to promote participation in the program in Tasmania.

What qualification will I receive?

Those who complete will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Business (Public Sector Management) from QUT.

Who is the program for?

The program is most suited to mid-level and emerging managers at the following levels:

  • State government: Band 5 - 8 (or equivalent)
  • Commonwealth: APS 6 to EL1 (or equivalent)
  • Local Government: supervisors to mid-level managers

You must be sponsored by your employer to be eligible for the program.

How much time does the course require?

The four unit course is delivered over 15 months and is focused around four intensive 3-4 day workshops, plus the completion of a work-based project.

Need further information?

TTC offers relevant information and links at the TTC website.