• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Ian Thynne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course addresses perspectives on, and approaches to, program management in development. It examines the strengths, weaknesses and application of the perspectives; the ways in which stakeholders, civic engagement and gender commitments influence the inputs, outputs and outcomes of programs; and the structuring, management and evaluation of program inputs, outputs and outcomes in accordance with appropriate strategies and performance indicators.

A comparative stance is adopted, looking at experience in program management with reference to various contexts, needs, interests and approaches in development.

Key components of the course are group work and an individual report which enable participants to appreciate the significance of issues and concerns in developing a selected project.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On successful completion of the course, you will understand and have the ability to assess:

  1. governance concepts and the significance of power in the management of development programs;
  2.  stakeholder needs and interests through an analysis of stakeholders, civic engagement and gender commitments in development programs;
  3.  strategies for the management of development programs, including the logical framework approach and risk assessments;
  4.  integrity and its significance in the monitoring and evaluation of development programs; and
  5.  the design, structure, operation and review of a selected development project.

Other Information

Delivery Mode:

On Campus. 

Indicative Assessment

  • A Project Design: no more than 15 (single space) pages plus annexes. This will be an individual project design write�??up based on the class�??based group work. 60%
  • 20% - An essay of 2,000 words selected from one of the topics covered in the first half of the course.
  • Participation in course, based on attendance, group work, 10%.
  • 10% tutorial exercises based on addressing key program management techniques covered in class.

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6 Hours per week over the 13 weeks including 2 hours face-to-face contact.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1338
2014 $3582
2013 $3582
2012 $3582
2011 $3576
2010 $3570
2009 $3570
2008 $3402
2007 $3132
2006 $3084
2005 $2988
2004 $2412
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2014 $4146
2013 $4140
2012 $4140
2011 $4134
2010 $4134
2009 $4002
2008 $4002
2007 $3864
2006 $3864
2005 $3864
2004 $3864
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7678 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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