National Advanced Diploma in Government (NADG)

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NADG

Each unit has a ten credit point value and 150 credit points are required to be eligible to graduate with the National Advanced Diploma in Government award.

 Program Units

FL306

FL307

FL308

FL309

FL310

FL311

FL312

FL313

FL314

FL315

FL316

FL317

FL318

FL319

Lead Ethical Practice in the Public Sector

Foster Leadership and Innovation

Apply Government Systems

Influence Strategic Policy

Provide Strategic Direction

Persuade & Influence Opinion

Manage Change

Manage Legislation Compliance in the Public Sector

Manage Policy Implementation

Manage Risk

Manage Resources

Manage Workplace Safety

Influence and Shape Diversity Management

Manage Diversity

 Unit Descriptions

FL306

FL306 Lead Ethical Practice in the Public Sector -10 Credit Points

This unit covers ethical leadership and responsibility for influencing ethical practice in the public sector. It includes embodying and modelling public service values, embedding ethical practice into the organisation’s culture and processes and promoting ethical leadership and decision making at all levels of the organization. In practice, ethical conduct is demonstrated in the context of generalist or specialist work activities such as managing client services, managing financial resources, providing strategic HR services, managing regulatory compliance, managing contracts, etc.

FL307

FL307 Foster Leadership and Innovation – 10 Credit Points

This unit covers the competency to foster leadership and innovative work practices in others. It includes providing a model for innovative practice, organising workgroups to develop innovation and leadership, organising work assignments to facilitate innovation, supporting workgroups to develop leadership and innovation, monitoring innovation and leadership development and providing feedback on innovation and leadership development. In practice, fostering innovation and leadership may overlap with other generalist or specialist public sector work activities such as acting ethically, complying with legislation, providing client service, leading a group, developing policy, managing projects, etc.

FL308

FL308 Apply Government Systems – 10 Credit Points

This unit covers the effective application of government systems to work in the public sector. It includes applying knowledge of linkages between government and other organisations, and between governments, and applying knowledge of the broader political context. In practice, knowledge of government systems is applied in the context of other generalist or specialist work activities such as managing client services, managing financial resources, providing strategic HR services, managing regulatory compliance, managing contracts, etc.

FL309

FL309 Influence Strategic Policy – 10 Credit Points

This unit covers strategic leadership in the policy field. It includes monitoring and influencing policy environments, setting strategic policy directions and providing policy advice to government. In practice, influencing strategic policy may overlap other generalist or specialist work activities such as influencing ethical practice in the public sector, providing strategic direction, defining strategic procurement directions, etc.

FL310

FL310 Provide Strategic Direction – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers the provision of strategic direction within the organisation. It includes analysing factors in the operating environment, developing ad coordinating a strategy for determining strategic priorities, and formulating and communicating strategic priorities. In practice, providing strategic direction overlaps with other generalist or specialist public sector work activities such as providing ethical leadership, influencing strategic policy, managing diversity, leading human resources, etc.

FL311

FL311 Persuade & Influence Opinion – 10 Credit  Points

The unit covers high level workplace communication for working at a senior level with internal and external clients, colleagues and other staff. It includes preparing for high level communication, critically analysing and responding to opinions, persuading and influencing others, and reflecting on and honing communication strategies. In practice, persuading and influencing others may overlap with other generalist and specialist work activities such as acting ethically, complying with legislation, applying government systems, managing change, managing diversity, etc.

FL312

FL312 Manage Change – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers the management of planned change (rather than emergent change) that may be caused by restructuring or machinery of government changes, changes imposed by others, or business unit initiated change. It includes confirming that change is required, determining the likely impact of change, developing a change management strategy, fostering commitment to workplace change, and implementing the change management strategy. In practice, managing change occurs in the context of other generalist or specialist public sector workplace activities such as managing client service delivery, managing policy implementation, applying government systems, networking, etc.

FL313

FL313 Manage Legislation Compliance in the Public Sector – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers management of compliance with public sector legislative requirements. It includes assuring legislative compliance, interpreting legislation and evaluating compliance outcomes. In practice, managing compliance with legislation is demonstrated in the context of other generalist or specialist work activities such as managing client service, managing financial resources, providing strategic human resource services, managing regulatory compliance, directing the management of contracts, etc.

FL314

FL314 Manage Policy Implementation – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers the interpretation of policy and the management of the policy implementation process. It includes interpreting and communicating the requirements of policy, and policy implementation. In practice, the management of policy implementation occurs in the context of other generalist and specialist work activities such as managing change, managing diversity, managing workplace safety, managing the delivery of client services, managing risk, directing the management of contracts, etc.

FL315

FL315 Manage Risk – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers maximising results and minimising consequences for a business unit activity by managing risk. It includes establishing the risk management context, planning for risk management, managing risk and evaluating the risk management plan. In practice, managing risk may overlap with other generalist or specialist public sector work activities such as acting ethically, complying with legislation, applying government systems, managing resources, managing change, managing diversity, formulating business strategies, etc.

FL316

FL316 Manage Resources – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers management of resources in accordance with planned business strategies. It includes analysing resource requirements, developing resource plans, allocating resources and reviewing and reporting on resource usage. In practice, managing resources may overlap with other generalist or specialist public sector work activities such as managing people, managing diversity, managing risk, developing a business case, formulating business strategies, etc.

FL317

FL317 Manage Workplace Safety – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers management and evaluation of occupation health and safety by operational managers who do not have responsibility for establishing the system, but must ensure that the workplace is, as far as practicable, safe and without risks for the health of employees. In practice, managing workplace safety may be demonstrated in the context of generalist or specialist work activities such as coordinating a workgroup, developing client services, coordinating and allocating resources, initiating and managing projects, etc.

FL318

FL318 Influence and Shape Diversity Management – 10 Credit Points

The unit covers influencing and shaping the development of organisational culture, structures and processes to maximise the strategic advantages of a diverse workforce. It includes influencing organisational culture, providing direction in diversity management and formulating strategic diversity priorities. In practice, Influencing diversity management occurs in the context of other strategic activities such as providing strategic direction, leading change, providing leadership in human resource management, etc.

FL319

FL319 Manage Diversity – 10 Credit Points 

The unit covers productive diversity management to maximise workforce effectiveness. It includes contributing to, promoting and monitoring a diversity strategy, facilitating the development of a workforce that promotes and values diversity, and facilitating communication with a diverse workforce. In practice, managing diversity occurs in the context of other generalist or specialist workplace activities such as managing compliance, managing people and performance, managing recruitment and selection, managing employee relations, managing client services, etc.

Diploma in Youth Development (DYD)

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Credit points required

Students are required to gain 150 credit points (150 CP) to be eligible for graduation.

Structure/Duration Study

The students will be required to attend an intensive 4 – 6 weeks residential block mode component in Madang during each semester. Directed and practical assignments relating to workplace applications are completed in the student’s own time. The program will be conducted through a flexible learning mode using well-established principles of adult learning applied to PNG context and employs collaborative classroom teaching and learning approach. DYD, which will be housed in the Faculty of Arts, consists of fourteen units of study, each with a value of 10 credit points. Students will be required to take four units per residential session in a semester.

Admission Requirements

Initially, potential candidates who hold a higher school certificate (grade 12) and have worked as a youth worker, for at least three years, are encouraged to apply. Future considerations of prospective candidates may be considered on a case-by case basis, depending on equivalent qualifications and Prior Learning.

 

Program Units

YD201  Ethics and Leadership in Development
YD202  Commonwealth Values in Youth Development Work
YD203  Learning Processes
YD204  Young People and Society
YD205  Principles and Practices of Youth Development Work
YD206  Working with People in Their Communities
YD207  Gender and Development
YD208  Management Skills
YD209  Policy Planning and Implementation
YD210  Project Planning, Management and Evaluation
YD211  Conflict Resolution Strategies and Implementation
YD212  Promoting Enterprise and Economic Development
YD213  Youth and Health
YD214  Sustainable development and Environmental Issues
YD215  Pacific Studies 

 

Unit Descriptions

YD201

YD201 Ethics and Leadership in Development - 10 credit points

Ethics is a systematic, critical study concerned with the evaluation of human conduct in its social and cultural context to make ethical decisions. It is concerned about what is right, fair, just or good; about what we ought to do, or not to do. Ethics is also the critical evaluation of human conduct in any moral and professional perspective. In this unit, students will explore the understanding, sources and importance of ethics in everybody’s personal and professional life. It will also explore leadership skills and style that are applicable to development approaches in PNG. In today’s development occurrence and trainings many young people need to appreciate ethical leadership style that can be applied in their workplaces. The unit is designed to assist students to think and act ethically.

YD202

YD202 Commonwealth Values in Youth Development Work - 10 credit points

This unit has two goals: first, it introduces students to a set of values that have come to underpin the Commonwealth and how it actually works through consultation, cooperation, and consensus-building. It will focus on the key concepts of human rights, equity, democracy, pluralism, citizenship, participation, and empowerment. The unit helps students develop an understanding of the specific ideas that underpin these terms, as well as what they mean in the context of youth development work. Second, the unit introduces the Commonwealth as an international organisation – how it evolved, how it is structured, and what it is trying to achieve.

YD203

YD203 Learning Processes - 10 credit points

This unit explores different theories of learning and their influences. It identifies the different ways in which people learn and the factors that inhibit or facilitate learning. It also considers experiential learning as a method that is appropriate to youth development workers, and examines appropriate strategies for face-to-face work with young people and adults. The unit focuses on the role of youth development workers as educators or learning facilitators. Hence, students are introduced to the ideas and practices of learning that are relevant to youth development work.

YD204

YD204 Young People and Society - 10 credit points

This unit is designed to help students understand some of the theoretical background of youth development work, so that they can relate what they study to the social context in which they work. Students will examine: how young people are seen in various societies, and from different sociological perspectives, the range of definitions of ‘youth’, ‘adolescence’ and ‘family’, and the problems and issues facing young people and the societies in which they live. The unit illuminates the situation of young people in their society by exploring what researchers and theorists have said about youth in different social contexts, and relating them to general theories about society.

YD205

YD205 Principles and Practices of Youth Development Work - 10 credit points

This unit will introduce different approaches of working with young people so that the students will develop insight and skills of youth work. They will get a clearer understanding of the several key practices in youth work. It will cover history and traditions, models and approaches with practical settings of youth development work in Papua New Guinea and the world. The unit will further elaborate on the practical skills of youth workers when working with individuals and youth groups. The students will further explore the roles of youth workers and their professional conducts in the work place.

YD206

YD206 Working with People in Their Communities - 10 credit points

In this unit, students will explore what is currently understood about the most appropriate knowledge and skills required for working successfully with young people in groups. Students will be encouraged to think ahead and reflect on their successes and difficulties, study how people have worked in communities and their theories about their work. They will explore the theory and practice of community development, with particular reference to the work of Paolo Freire, learn about community development work plans, and how to make and implement them. They will also examine the characteristics of an effective group leader and consider the processes involved when their work is completed at the end of their involvement.

YD207

YD207 Gender and Development - 10 credit points

This unit explores the theory and practice of how to ensure equal outcomes for young women and young men. It examines a range of theories and approaches in different development and feminist traditions, and explores the implications for youth development work. It looks at the development issues that affect men and women, and the ways these issues may affect them differently. It examines the concept of gender and development and how this can be applied in projects and practical work.

YD208

YD208 Management Skills - 10 credit points

This unit focuses on the full range of management roles and tasks that youth development workers may need to perform, and about which they need to know.  The unit begins by exploring the concept of management and the theories informing the practices of management. It then focuses on showing how youth workers can manage both the resources and the staff they are responsible for in order to complete the tasks they need to manage. It also guides them through the management of organisational development and change. Key management processes are covered in detail, including time management, managing oneself, managing resources, staff development, budgeting and monitoring expenditure, and managing communication and information technology.

YD209

YLD209 Policy Planning and Implementation - 10 credit points

This unit will enable the student to develop the skills required to investigate, analyse and influence policy-making processes that shape welfare services, particularly those that directly affect the quality of young people’s lives. It will focus in particular on the nature of youth policy – the common themes that underpin national youth policies and the characteristic tensions within such policies. The relationship between youth policies and the wider policy environment will be considered. The unit will also look at the criteria for success or failure of youth policies and the evaluation of their outcomes.

YD210

YD210 Project Planning, Management and Evaluation - 10 credit points

This unit introduces students to the practices that have built up around the design and management of projects in the last few decades to give a general overview of project work. Much work on youth development is organised around specific projects, which are designed by youth workers and relevant stakeholders to solve very specific problems faced, or alternatively, they may be part of a much larger projects run by major funding bodies. To ensure project quality, project design and development are expected to use certain techniques. The unit therefore includes practical examples, that students are expected to use the examples as given and apply them to their own context. The examples used are to show the underlying principle hence, adjustments using case studies, will need to be made to suit context.

YD211

YD211 Conflict Resolution Strategies and Implementation - 10 credit points

This unit is designed to help students understand the nature of conflict and its effects on people in a range of contexts, both at an individual and at a group level. It will look at processes involved in behaviour that occurs between different groups, called inter-group behaviour, and its potential on group members. Students will become familiar with techniques designed to facilitate the resolution of conflict, which will improve their ability to work effectively with and through conflict. Throughout the unit, practical examples will be drawn from the Commonwealth that illuminates the theory and practice of mediation and negotiation.

YD212

YD212 Promoting Enterprise and Economic Development - 10 credit points

This unit focuses on the nature of current economic development and its relationship to enterprise activity. It will explore some of development possibilities of the links between youth work and contemporary economic change. The unit will describe the skills needed to promote self-employment among young women and young men, including the principles of setting up micro-enterprises. It will also explore aspects of informal education that can help young people to develop enterprise skills and undertake enterprise projects.

YD213

YD213 Youth and Health - 10 credit points

This unit defines youth in the context of health and looks at why it is important to involve young people in the planning and implementation of any programme that targets them, and how to promote youth participation. The unit also looks at contemporary health issues that affect young people, such as nutrition and diet, sexuality and reproductive health and drug abuse. Students learn about the differences between the principles of youth development work and those of health professionals and educators, and explore the need for appropriate alliances between health agencies and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs). The unit also looks at how to enable practitioners to recognise the different roles they have, and how to foster effective working relationships.

YD214

YD214 Sustainable Development and Environmental Issues - 10 credit points

This unit draws its contexts from the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, 1992. The unit will help students increase their knowledge of the sustainable development and environmental issues that affect youth around the world. It will also provide students with the skills that will enable them to contribute to positive change in the present state of the environment, and enable them to lead and support group activities that will help to promote environmentally sustainable development.

YD215

YD215 Pacific Studies - 10 Credit Points

 

 

Bachelor of Public Administration (BPA)

applyonlineCredit points required

Students are required to gain 80 credit points (cp) to be eligible for the award.

Duration of study

The BPAdmin program is offered in flexible learning mode. Students take two units a semester and complete the program in two years. Students are required to participate in a two-week residential component each semester. Students usually have their own personal laptop.

Admission requirements

Applicants should hold a diploma in public policy or management related fields and have a minimum of three years’ workplace experience.

Costs

K100 non-refundable application fee

K3000 per semester (K1500 per unit) Travel, accommodation and meals are additional. Current fee for on-campus accommodation and meals is K1,470.00 per fortnight (K105 per day). Day students can have morning tea and lunch on campus for a fee of K200 for the 2 weeks

 Program Units

Semester One

MN425   Public Sector Leadership Values & Ethics

 MN406  Strategic Planning and Monitoring

Semester Two

MN430   Program Evaluation for Policy Development

MN410  Public Sector Policies and Legislations

Semester Three

MN426   Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector

MN408   Public Sector Financial Management

Semester Four

MN431  Government and Principles of Governance

MN429  Managing Public Sector Procurements and contracts

  Program unit descriptions

MN425

MN425 Public Sector Leadership Values & Ethics 

Based on Christian principles and values, this unit is designed to train public servants to be responsible for ensuring the highest standard of ethical conduct in public service. It includes promoting ethical standards, respecting human rights, assisting staff to avoid conflict of interests and cultural biases hence fostering integrity of conduct in decision making and workplace practices.

 

MN406

MN406 Strategic Planning and Monitoring 

The unit provides students with an overview of key roles of executive managers and techniques for effective performance in the public service. The unit covers six areas: (1) becoming a better manager; (2) planning; (3) handling and motivating people; (4) leading people and organizations; (5) organizing; and (6) monitoring. Application of learning to real-life workplace contexts and roles of students is central to the learning process.

MN430

MN430 Program Evaluation for Policy Development 

Impact evaluations of development projects and programs are a growing trend especially in developing countries. There is also growing understanding of the importance of evaluations into policy decision-making process, even in the presence of political and administrative constraints. The unit introduces students into the concept of and steps in policy and program evaluations. It also provides an overview of evaluation methods and various evaluation designs. Students are taught how to develop an evidence-based policy brief.

MN410

MN410 Public Sector Policies and Legislations 

Students explore important policies and legislations such as the Public Service Management Act and Public Finance Management Act. This unit provides students with information they need to actively perform their roles within the Government Jurisdiction. It provides students with the knowledge and skills to undertake initial assessments on major government policies, and the roles and responsibilities of public servants to implement and monitor those public policies effectively and efficiently. Students will be expected to share experiences and strategies for coordinating and implementing government

MN409

MN426 Managing Human Resources in the Public Sector

This unit develops students’ capacity for personnel management focused on the human resource element in the government public sector. The topics will discuss current reforms and means to link theory and practice to government’s vision 2050. Most of the discussions will be delivered through lectures, video presentations, case studies and class discussions. Techniques and skills of leadership and supervision will be emphasized throughout the residential sessions.

MN408

MN408 Public Sector Financial Management 

This unit provides students with an understanding of the Public Sector Financial Management and Government Accounting. Students will be able to establish how a financial statement communicates the financing, investing, operating activities and decision making for public sector managers who are users of accounting information. This unit develops students’ managerial capacity by exploring financial information for decisions making.

MN431

MN431 Government and Principles of Governance

The unit overs essential functions of government and the principles of governance such as values, policies, rules and practices are implemented and coordinated by authorities within the governing processes. Students develop critical assimilation through constructive investigation into the mechanics of powers and the institution of the governance structures where practices of good governance will be ensured, where demarcation of duties and responsibilities will be clearly identified, supervised and managed to facilitate optimal outcomes.

MN429

MN429 Managing Public Sector Procurements and Contracts

Procurement has become a key part of the planning and coordinating process across projects in the public sector. This unit will assist students to manage costs, increase quality and reduce risk in managing procurement processes. Participants will be introduced to some of the tools and constraints associated with managing both small and large project contracts including procurement approaches.