• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Executive Master of Public Administration.

Public sector managers now operate in an environment where citizens are better informed and demand more responsive services, commonly delivered once-removed from direct government control. Public servants are expected to develop complex, multi-faceted policy in increasingly contested environments, and they are expected to deliver ambitious outcomes against a constant demand to achieve more with less. Balancing and adjusting the often conflicting and contradictory pressures within a rapidly changing environment is the daily challenge facing public sector leaders working to deliver the government's agenda. This subject will combine examination of the theoretical underpinnings of leadership with practical personal development tools, in the context of the social context of government and the key drivers of public sector change. Students will develop an applied knowledge of leadership, people management, change management and communication methods, and will be given the opportunity to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of their own leadership and communication skills, and those of their managers and colleagues.

Indicative Assessment

1.A brief individual assignment of 1000 words, worth 20% of the total marks.
2.A second individual assignment of 2000 words, worth 50% of the total marks.
3.A syndicate assignment of 4000 words, worth 30% of the total marks.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Executive Master of Public Administration.

Prescribed Texts

All students will receive a comprehensive reading pack. Any prescribed texts for the course are to be advised.


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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