Diploma of Government - PSP50116


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification allows for the attainment of competencies required for independent and self-directed work in the public sector. There may be supervisory responsibilities. The generalist qualification is particularly suited to those working in an environment where there are a range of responsibilities which are diverse in nature rather than within a narrow specialisation and/or who work in small or regionally based organisations. Chosen elective units should reflect the responsibilities of the individual.The injury management specialisation covers the skills required for working as injury management case manager in the public sector.The workplace inspection specialisation covers the skills required for those responsible for the conduct of statutory investigation and enforcement requirements under any of the following legislative frameworks: work health and safety, workers\u2019 compensation, injury management or workplace relations.The policy development specialisation covers the skills required to develop organisational and public policy within the public sector.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.Additional qualification adviceWhere a defined specialisation is completed as listed below, the resultant testamur can be titled: Diploma of Government (field of study) e.g. Diploma of Government (Injury management).


  • 11 units: 4 core
  • 7 elective


  • Supervise and carry out complex inspections and monitoring
  • Coordinate risk management
  • Contribute to a quality injury management system
  • Undertake and promote career management
  • Provide specialist technical service delivery
  • Manage compliance with workplace relations legislation
  • Manage risk
  • Facilitate change
  • Undertake negotiations
  • Undertake research and analysis
  • Review planning documents and environmental assessments
  • Support workplace coaching and mentoring
  • Build and maintain community relationships
  • Promote the values and ethos of public service
  • Coordinate resource allocation and usage
  • Manage performance
  • Benchmark performance
  • Develop client services
  • Develop and implement community engagement strategies
  • Develop organisation policy
  • Prepare for community engagement
  • Investigate possible breaches of workplace legislation
  • Scope statistical data collection
  • Manage plant movement health risk
  • Maintain and monitor service standards
  • Implement workforce planning and succession strategies
  • Process statistical data
  • Coordinate employment relations
  • Facilitate improvement in workplace legislative performance
  • Manage the emergent dynamics of government service delivery
  • Develop public policy
  • Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • Apply public sector financial policies and processes
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Provide leadership
  • Command operational forces
  • Interrogate and analyse statistical data
  • Provide public affairs writing and editorial services
  • Manage conflict
  • Develop and undertake scientific/technological research
  • Conduct evaluations
  • Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • Advise on organisation policy
  • Determine liability and negotiate settlements
  • Evaluate workplace legislative compliance
  • Facilitate performance management processes
  • Refine complex workplace documents
  • Collect statistical data
  • Manage case direction and outcomes
  • Provide policy advice
  • Interpret data and related statistics
  • Promote diversity
  • Maintain workplace safety
  • Provide high-level scientific technical support
  • Coordinate public affairs events and activities
  • Use complex workplace communication strategies
  • Coordinate employee support
  • Implement staffing policies
  • Coordinate career development
  • Facilitate innovation and change through extension
  • Develop and use political nous

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Inverell Campus No
  • Part-time : 47 weeks

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