National Advanced Diploma in Government (NADG)

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.