1 x 3.5-hour independent study weekly
1 x 10-hour on-line exercises weekly
Enrolment not permitted
POAD9041 has been successfully completed
Course context
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration; Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management; Graduate Certificate in Development Administration; Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (online pathway); Master of Public Administration; Master of Accounting; Masterof Public Policy and Management
Topic description
This topic is dedicated to the study of public sector financial management. A large portion of the daily tasks of public sector managers comprehend reading, understanding, interpreting and assessing financial documents in the context of the public administration. This topic will teach some of the underlying principles of these documents, how to read and interpret them, and how to make policy decisions using the information contained in them.
Educational aims
The aim of the topic is to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills in modern public sector financial management for generic managers and professionals in the public administration.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, students will have an understanding of the theory and practice of public financial management. Students will also demonstrate practical skills in terms of utilizing financial documents in complex policy-oriented decision-making processes within the public sector.