University of Technology Sydney

C11053v7 Graduate Certificate in Local Government

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Local Government (GradCertLG)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.

This course is not offered to international students.


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

Overview

Today's local government manager must have a high level of professional expertise together with a broad range of managerial skills and a sound understanding of the special characteristics of local government. The Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management is tailored to the local government environment, allowing managers to meet their differing professional needs, while keeping up-to-date with the latest issues.

Tailored to the local government environment, the course enables participants to build an education program that responds to individual needs as it allows students to develop a study plan that matches the requirements of their professional development. Subjects can be studied in the workplace, through intensive block release. The course can also be used as a stepping stone to a Master of Local Government (C04257).

Career options

The course is particularly suited to local government middle-tier managers and unit leaders who wish to advance their careers. It is also highly recommended for public administrators from other tiers of government and professionals from the non-government sector who work in partnership with local councils for the benefit of local and regional communities.

Course intended learning outcomes

A.1 Consider issues with an attitude that is open, ethical and fosters cultural competence across diversity
A.2 Assume a convincing role in identifying and addressing issues in local government
C.1 Communicate and engage effectively with people from diverse perspectives and cultures, acknowledging the status of Indigenous peoples in so doing
C.2 Synthesise and deliver well-informed, engaging and effective written and oral presentations, including the use of online platforms
C.3 Collaborate effectively within teams, including exercising leadership skills
I.1 Question, challenge and develop new perspectives on current local domestic and international practice relevant to local government
I.2 Develop innovative approaches to local governance, management and/or leadership practices
P.1 Apply understandings of contemporary theories of governance, management and/or leadership to local government and adjacent organisations, including Indigenous perspectives and organisations
R.1 Undertake applied research to inform governance, management and/or leadership practice
R.2 Develop innovative approaches to local governance, management and/or leadership practices

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.

Applicants must have one of the following UTS recognised academic qualifications or an equivalent (according to NOOSR or UK NARIC):

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Completed Graduate Certificate
  • Completed Graduate Diploma
  • Completed Master’s degree or Doctoral degree.

Applicants who do not satisfy the above requirements may be considered on the following:

  • a minimum 3 years full-time, or equivalent part-time, relevant work experience*, AND
  • a CV clearly articulating work experience*, AND
  • a Personal Statement (max. 300 words) demonstrating an understanding of basic local management concepts gained from work experience and knowledge of course expectations.

*Work experience from within the following ANZSCO Occupation descriptors is deemed as relevant: 13. Specialist Managers, 22. Business, Human Resources and Marketing Professionals, 23. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professions, 51. Office Managers and Program Administrators.

The English proficiency requirement for 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.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

The course comprises 24 credit points, made up of four subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91501 Core subjects 12cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp
Total 24cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical full-time and part-time program.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
15604 Local Government Principles and Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  
Spring session
15608 Organising and Managing in Local Government   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  
Spring commencing, full time
Year 1
Spring session
15608 Organising and Managing in Local Government   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  
Year 2
Autumn session
15604 Local Government Principles and Practice   6cp
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  
Autumn commencing, part time
Year 1
Autumn session
15604 Local Government Principles and Practice   6cp
Spring session
15608 Organising and Managing in Local Government   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  
Spring commencing, part time
Year 1
Spring session
15608 Organising and Managing in Local Government   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
15604 Local Government Principles and Practice   6cp
Spring session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  
Year 3
Autumn session
Select 6 credit points from the following:   6cp
CBK91936 Options 12cp  

Exit award

With prior approval, students who have completed 24 credit points of study in the Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management (C06033) can exit their studies with a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS: Institute for Public Policy and Governance
email Academic Programs Officer
telephone + 61 2 9514 1659