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C11257v1 Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Innovation

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Innovation (GradCertPubSctrInn)
UAC code: 940140(Spring session)
CRICOS code: 093568A
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The UTS Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Innovation enables professionals working in, and with the public sector to develop their capability to find solutions for the complex problems they face every day.

The first of its kind in Australia, this practical learning program is aimed at equipping students with a design-based innovation methodology called Frame Creation, developed at UTS. Frame Creation provides a structure for exploring problems creatively and can be employed to transform public engagement, practices, services, regulations, policies, organisations and communities.

The course utilises an experiential, peer-learning model within the teaching program and the learning environment offers a great opportunity for collaboration and idea-sharing with fellow students across disciplines and sectors.

Sponsorship by an employing organisation is desired as students work on a self-selected problem within their own professional practice.

Why study this course?

  • discover your potential for creative thinking and gain widely applicable skills in design innovation
  • collaborate with and expand your network of like-minded people across government
  • apply your learning in a self-selected project situated in your own professional practice.

Why sponsor your staff to study?

  • invest in and challenge your rising talent
  • enable passionate staff to be effective in transforming policy, programs, services, and organisational culture
  • explore the opportunity for impact within your own organisation using a design-based problem solving methodology.

Career options

The course is designed for public sector professionals looking to progress their career through innovation and leadership capacity.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 address problem situations with an attitude that is open, experimental, empathetic and ethical
A.2 actively engage with professional public sector innovation networks to continuously learn from and contribute to the evolving body of knowledge of public sector innovation
A.3 apply leadership skills to take a proactive role in identifying and collaboratively addressing problem situations in a public sector context, and to promote the values of innovation to others working in the public sector
C.1 communicate and collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team to develop innovative cross-disciplinary interventions
C.2 facilitate cross-organisational communication and collaboration in a public sector innovation context
C.3 articulate ideas simply, succinctly and persuasively to a diverse group of stakeholders or audience
I.1 develop and evaluate different frames (perspectives) on problem situations that open up new directions for solutions
I.2 develop interventions - such as products, services, procedures, and policies - through a co-evolution of problem and solution
I.3 apply human-centred design methods to develop interventions that address multiple stakeholders interests, needs and aspirations
P.1 reflect on the problem solving and innovation practice of own organisation and indicate the position of the practice within the broader public sector innovation landscape
P.2 apply design management principles to manage an innovation project in a public sector context
R.1 recognise the nature of open, complex, dynamic and networked problems to be able to identify problem situations that require a design-based innovation approach
R.2 conduct research to develop a deep understanding of problem situations and the needs, interests and values of multiple stakeholders

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

In addition to the above qualification, applicants need to satisfy the following:

  • applicants must have a minimum of two years' relevant work experience
  • personal statement (500–700 words) clearly articulating their motivation to enrol in the course, and
  • a minimum two-page CV, clearly articulating their current and past roles and responsibilities.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

This course is offered on a one-session, full-time, or one-year, part-time basis. It is delivered in face-to-face mode.

Course structure

The course comprises four core subjects (24 credit points) intended for part-time study: two subjects in studio mode and two subjects in block mode.

Course completion requirements

81533 Foundation Public Sector Innovation Practices 6cp
81534 Problem Framing 6cp
81535 Co-evolution of Problem and Solution 6cp
81536 Leading Public Sector Innovation 6cp
Total 24cp

Course program

The course comprises four subjects. The first introductory subject, 81533 Foundation Public Sector Innovation Practices, is delivered in block mode (one week) at the beginning of Spring session. The remaining 10 weeks of the session are made up of 81534 Problem Framing, which is taught in studio mode in which students work on an industry project in their own organisation. In Autumn session students continue this industry project in the 11-week studio subject 81535 Co-evolution of Problem and Solution, which is completed with a one-day symposium. Autumn session also includes 81536 Leading Public Sector Innovation in block mode (five fortnightly one-day workshops), which includes learning skills and knowledge to initiate, lead and manage innovation in a public sector innovation context.

Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
81533 Foundation Public Sector Innovation Practices   6cp
81534 Problem Framing   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
81535 Co-evolution of Problem and Solution   6cp
81536 Leading Public Sector Innovation   6cp
Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
81533 Foundation Public Sector Innovation Practices   6cp
81534 Problem Framing   6cp
81535 Co-evolution of Problem and Solution   6cp
81536 Leading Public Sector Innovation   6cp
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
81533 Foundation Public Sector Innovation Practices   6cp
81534 Problem Framing   6cp
81535 Co-evolution of Problem and Solution   6cp
81536 Leading Public Sector Innovation   6cp
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
81533 Foundation Public Sector Innovation Practices   6cp
81534 Problem Framing   6cp
Year 2
Spring session
81535 Co-evolution of Problem and Solution   6cp
81536 Leading Public Sector Innovation   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Student Centre on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
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