PSP50116Diploma of Government

Australian Institute of Management Education & Training
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Australian Institute of Management Education & Training
  • Awarded by

    RTO 0049

  • Qualification


  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    Payment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months part-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for the next intake

  • Location

    NSW | VIC | QLD | SA | ACT | TAS

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary Price may vary

This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Last modified: 19 Jul 2017

About this course

Fast-track your public service career with this workplace-focused Diploma of Government course at AIM.

Focused on developing the essential skills, knowledge and abilities required of public servants, this course is designed to help you succeed in diverse public sector environments. Whether you're responsible for leading a team, execute dynamic management responsibilities or undertake a more self-directed role, this qualification will benefit you professionally.

Units of study cover team leadership and conflict management, compliance with legislation, planning and developing successful client services, and the value and ethos of public service. You'll develop strong leadership and management skills, and build a solid foundation of public sector knowledge.

If several members of your workplace are interested in this course, AIM may create a specialised learning plan tailored to your organisation's needs. In addition, 13 days of on-campus workshops and a self-paced study program ensure that your flexible self-directed learning is complemented by relevant, in-person discussions with experienced professionals.

  • Prerequisites


    To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Be 18 years or older; AND
    • Completed Australian Year 12 schooling; OR
    • Demonstrate that you have the skills and capability to succeed in the course by completing the Diploma Entry Test.
  • Subjects

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    In this government course, the units of competency you may study include:

    Core units:

    • PSPETH003 – Promote the values and ethos of public service
    • PSPGEN047 – Promote diversity
    • PSPGEN054 – Use complex workplace communications strategies
    • PSPLEG003 – Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

    Pre-selected elective units:

    • PSPGEN048 – Support workplace coaching and mentoring
    • PSPGEN050 – Manage conflict
    • PSPGEN053 – Provide leadership
    • BSBLDR501 – Develop and use emotional intelligence
    • PSPGEN060 – Manage performance
    • PSPGEN044 -Develop client services
    • BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

    You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.

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  • Why Australian Institute of Management Education & Training?

    AIM provides students with practical qualifications that certify their skills and advances their careers. Each qualification is delivered through a blend of practical exercises and evaluative tools, and with no exams to study for; students can focus on completing assessments that have real world application. With the choice to study online or on campus, studying with AIM means you can maintain your work-life balance while building your future career.

    Australian Institute of Management Education and Training Pty Limited (ABN 40 009 668 553); RTO code 0049 (AIMET); level 21, 580 George St, Sydney, NSW, 2000, an approved FEE-HELP and VET FEE-HELP provider. AIMET is a registered Higher Education Provider listed on the national register, Provider ID: PRV12071. AIMET uses the brand name AIM with permission from the Australian Institute of Management (ABN 56 004 525 017).

    AIM (RTO 0049) prides itself on delivering holistic, comprehensive qualifications, that helps you fast-track your career whilst gaining official certification of your skills. Whether you prefer online learning or face-to-face classes, AIM offers both options.

    The online virtual campus, MyAIM allows students to work through the online modules at their own pace, connect with other students and receive online learning support from AIM’s Student Support and Coaching Services teams.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

  • New South Wales: Parramatta, Sydney
  • Victoria: Melbourne
  • Queensland: Brisbane, Paget, Moranbah, Fortitude Valley
  • South Australia: Adelaide
  • Australian Capital Territory: Canberra
  • Tasmania: Hobart

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Diploma of Government (PSP50116) from AIM.

This qualification enables you to pursue employment in a range of different environments within the public sector. Previous graduates of this program have gone on to positions ranging from administrative to professional across a variety of areas, including in health care, social assistance, education and training, and public administration and safety.

This course may also act as a pathway to further studies, providing you with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a higher level qualification. AIM offers the Graduate Certificate in Management, Graduate Diploma in Management and the Master of Business Administration. Study is available in both online and face-to-face delivery modes.

Wondering where a career in government could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Policy Manager
  • Administrative Services Manager


The current cost of this course is $7,700.


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