National code: PSP50116

Diploma of Government

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Overview About this course

Challenge yourself to gain the skills needed to step into major leadership roles in government and the public sector. Learn how to resolve conflicts and facilitate change, while remaining compliant and following legislation.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Communicate with others

  • Complete fundamental research and analysis

  • Promote legal and ethical values and compliance

  • Provide leadership

  • Manage performance

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Skills to enter a leadership role in either public or private sector

  • Skills to facilitate change across the organisation

  • Providing leadership in regulated government agency environments

  • Using advanced workplace communication strategies

  • Maintaining workplace safety

  • Managing conflict and performance

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • You'll need to demonstrate that you are employed in, or contracted to, a public sector organisation to support the assessment requirements of this program, as evidenced through your resume or letter from your employer

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Employment in the public sector or previous work experience working in the public sector

  • Regular access to a computer with updated virus protection

  • Access to a reliable internet connection

  • An email account

  • Recording equipment such as a smart phone or camera

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Administrative services manager, Fraud prevention coordinator and Policy manager

Study pathways

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The Diploma of Government does not have any post-graduate courses.

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The Diploma of Government does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Government qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 11 Units of competency, including 4 core and 7 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Promote diversity PSPGEN047

  • Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector PSPLEG003

  • Use complex workplace communication strategies PSPGEN054

  • Promote the values and ethos of public service PSPETH003

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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