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Diploma of Government PSP50112

Take your career as a public servant to the next level with this online PSP50112 - Diploma of Government course from Conwal Institute.


The course is specially designed to advance your career in the public sector, and will prepare you to take on managerial and top-tier government positions.


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Conwal Institute

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Diploma of Government PSP50112

Gain the broad skills base required to work in the public sector in this online Diploma of Government (PSP50112) course offered by Conwal Institute (RTO 31190).


The nationally recognised study program develops core communication skills and fosters a self-directed, independent working style, ideal for anyone looking to advance in their career.


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Upskilled

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Australian Foreign Policy Course unit

This online unit from Macquarie University gives students an insight into Australian Foreign Policy.


Students will look at both background and trends in order to analyse Australia’s world politics.


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Open Universities Australia

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Australian Politics in a Global Context Course unit

Australian Politics in a Global Context, offered by Macquarie University, explores Australian history from a socio-political and economic viewpoint.


Delivered online, the unit covers key Australian political institutions, ideologies, and issues to encourage critical thinking around the idea of a shared national identity.


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Open Universities Australia

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Australian Public Policy Course unit

This online unit is provided by Macquarie University and looks at the complex process of governmental policy-making, with a particular focus on Australian Public Policy.


You will examine questions such as the role of the state and the distribution of power by reviewing case studies and recent literature on public policy.


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Open Universities Australia

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Australian Social Policy 1 Course unit

This online unit in Australian Social Policy 1, provided by Griffith University, explores different social issues and the link between government and community.


Examine the role of policymakers throughout history by charting the various approaches to gender, employment, social security and the ageing population.


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Open Universities Australia

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Australian Social Policy 2 Course unit

The Australian Social Policy 2 unit, offered online by Griffith University, raises the question of whether social policy can meaningfully change the socially atomised state of contemporary Australian society.


Students will also consider the complex interplay between privilege, poverty, and place, and how social policy has the potential to create a more level playing field.


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Open Universities Australia

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Local Planning Course unit

This online unit in Local Planning from Curtin University aims to give you insights into the processes involved in local government planning.


By examining local governments you will also gain a deeper understanding of the various factors that affect your local community.


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Open Universities Australia

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Work and Employment Course unit

This online Work and Employment unit from Macquarie University applies key sociological concepts to the issues and concepts of contemporary Work and Employment.


The unit focuses on work and employment as basic social experiences, and examines the relevance of work for individuals and society, and its organisation on a political, organisational and individual level.


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Open Universities Australia

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About Government

The Australian Public Service (APS) is one of Australia’s largest employers, with over 160,000 employees spread across 120 organisations both in Australia and overseas. While many central offices are located in Canberra, 60 per cent of jobs in the APS are found outside the nation’s capital.

That means the public sector in Australia represents a large and attractive pool of employment opportunities – not only for their sheer number, but for the many perks they offer. Government employment provides competitive salaries, generous super entitlements, flexible work practices, excellent leave conditions, long service leave for eligible employees and a diverse workforce, with equal employment opportunities for women, Indigenous Australians and those with disabilities. That’s a whole lot of reasons to want to work for the Australian government.

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Looking for Government opportunities in Australia?

There are currently 20,332 Government job openings in Australia*. The average salary for a Government job in Australia is $81,686.

The Australian Government Department of Employment estimates a projected employment growth to 2018 of 48,500 jobs for the Government industry in Australia.

Gaining a Government qualification will significantly increase your career prospects for Government jobs in Australia. Studying an online course with an accredited Australian provider gives you the flexibility you need to study at your own pace.

Education in Australia

  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a bachelor's degree or higher qualification: 29%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia with a cert III or higher VET qualification: 31%
  • The percentage of people employed in Australia without a post-school qualification: 36%

Employment in the Government industry in Australia

Australia has a population of 23,625,031, with a total of 11,645,500 people currently employed. The average job seeker age for Australia is 37 years and the current unemployment rate sits at 5.7%. Part-time workers make up 46% of the workforce in Australia.

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