Public/Private Interface for Sustainable Infrastructure

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

This online unit from Swinburne University of Technology provides you with an understanding of the different issues that affect the implementation of publicly and privately provided infrastructure services. You will explore the background and history of public/private collaborative arrangements, and study academic and community-based debate and critiques of public/private partnerships aiming to deliver sustainable national infrastructure to support business and communities in the modern global economy.

You will examine the major policy issues surrounding public and private alliances, such as risk management, value for money, accountability, governance, financing, stakeholder management and project design, and the maintenance of public interest. Through embarking on your own research, you will have the opportunity to evaluate Public/Private Partnerships (PPPs) in your chosen field, industry or region.

This unit, delivered online by Open Universities Australia, is assessed through a group discussion board task (15-25%), an individual, case-based project (30-40%), and an individual report (30-40%).

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

Master of Commerce, Swinburne Universitybusiness unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Historical perspectives on the public-private mix
  • Australian post-WWII experience with public-private mix
  • Collaborative arrangements between the public and private sectors
  • Maintenance of public interest
  • Sustainability of collaborative alliances and 'partnership'
  • Value for money
  • Governance and accountability
  • The financial market and financing
  • PPP good practice and viability
  • Organisation design for effective and sustainable partnerships
  • Project management and stakeholder management
  • Examination of case examples

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Master of Commerce, Swinburne University of Technology

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Upon successful completion of this unit, you will have gained advanced knowledge of the evolving roles of public and private sectors in delivering sustainable economic and social infrastructure. You have learned how to apply public private interface fundamentals when analysing, designing and operating different models for infrastructure delivery, including factors such as risk sharing and management, achieving value for money, governance and accountability, and financing.

You will also have gained an in-depth understanding of the role of stakeholder management, project planning and management, as well as the importance of organisational design when providing infrastructure. You will have advanced knowledge of different and ongoing academic and policy debates with regards to public/private collaborations and their outcomes, and have developed critical thinking skills to help you analyse the changing roles of the public and private sectors in infrastructure.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Public/Private Interface for Sustainable Infrastructure from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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