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Developing your career in the public sector

There are seven new state-accredited and nationally recognised short courses available to Public Service workers.

  1. 22547VIC - Course in Public Sector Administration
  2. 22548VIC - Course in Public Sector Investigations
  3. 22549VIC - Course in Public Sector Management
  4. 22550VIC - Course in Public Sector Policy and Project Work
  5. 22551VIC - Course in Public Sector Procurement
  6. 22552VIC - Course in Public Sector Regulatory Compliance
  7. 22553VIC - Course in Public Sector Service Delivery

The courses have been developed by CPSU and VPSC to build capability and capacity in priority roles across the public sector, regardless of government department or public entity domain, to ensure an effective and efficient public sector.

These courses group one enterprise unit of competency (about working effectively in a mobile and flexible public sector) with specific units of competency from the PSP Public Sector Training Package to build industry-identified niche skills required by public sector workers now and for the future.

For 2021-22, CPSU have negotiated that the seven courses will be offered by TAFEs to VPS employees completely free of charge.

Each course:

Applicants who wish to register their interest in a short course must have the approval and support of their manager to undertake it, and will be required to provide confirmation of this approval when completing the online EOI.

The target group for these courses during the pilot is VPS workers without relevant qualifications or the skills and knowledge required to work across a range of government areas or who wish to move into different areas of government.

These public sector courses are not aimed at public sector executive staff.

You must be a CPSU member to register your interest for a short course through this website.

Course Overview

The 22547VIC Course in Public Sector Administration is concerned with the implementation of public policy and by extension the projects and programs that reflect public sector legislation and values. Implementation is at the core of public sector work.

To achieve a statement of attainment for 22547VIC Course in Public Sector Administration, learners will be expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • work effectively in the public sector
  • uphold the values and principles of public service
  • deliver and monitor service to clients
  • value diversity
  • apply government processes
  • encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • support policy implementation

22547VIC Course in Public Sector Administration has seven core units.

Unit of competency Nominal hours
PSPETH001 Uphold the values and principles of public service 30
PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients 30
PSPGEN029 Value diversity 30
PSPGEN043 Apply government processes 30
PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector 30
PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation 30
VU22924 Work effectively in the public sector 20
200

This course is delivered remotely and is government funded, so there is no charge to either the employer or the employee.

Course dates

Course start and end date Session day No. of sessions Training Institute Course code
30 January 2023 to 19 June 2023 Mondays 18 Melbourne Polytechnic MPADM61

*please be aware these dates may be subject to change.

*please note further courses will be added when they become available.

Apply
(Please note, only CPSU members will be able to submit their EOI through this form. If you are not a CPSU member and would like to join the Union please visit our membership page. You can also register interest through the Jobs and Skills Exchange platform.)

The 22548VIC Course in Public Sector Investigations includes the three phases of an investigation: planning and initiating, conducting, finalising. Building skills in public sector investigations underpins public trust in the public sector system.

To achieve a statement of attainment for 22548VIC Course in Public Sector Investigations, learners will be expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • work effectively in the public sector
  • plan and initiate an investigation
  • conduct an investigation
  • finalise an investigation

22548VIC Course in Public Sector Investigations has four core units.

Unit of competency Nominal hours
PSPINV001 Plan and initiate an investigation 50
PSPINV002 Conduct an investigation 40
PSPINV003 Finalise an investigation 30
VU22924 Work effectively in the public sector 20
140

This course is delivered remotely and is government funded, so there is no charge to either the employer or the employee.

Course dates

Course start and end date Session day No. of sessions Training Institute Course code

*please be aware these dates may be subject to change

*please note further courses will be added when they become available.

Apply
(Please note, only CPSU members will be able to submit their EOI through this form. If you are not a CPSU member and would like to join the Union please visit our membership page. You can also register interest through the Jobs and Skills Exchange platform.)

The 22549VIC Course in Public Sector Management assists public sector managers, who operate in an increasingly complex and changing environment, to guide and lead the public sector workforce into the future. The focus of this short course is on developing individual workers’ capacities and workplace relationships, leading work unit plans, and promoting continuous improvement.

To achieve a statement of attainment for 22549VIC Course in Public Sector Management, learners will be expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • work effectively in the public sector
  • lead effective workplace relationships
  • develop teams and individuals
  • develop and implement work unit plans

22549VIC Course in Public Sector Management has four core units.

Unit of competency Nominal hours
BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships 50
BSBLED401 Develop teams and individuals 40
PSPGEN025 Develop and implement work unit plans 30
VU22924 Work effectively in the public sector 20
140

This course is delivered remotely and is government funded, so there is no charge to either the employer or the employee.

Course dates

Course start and end date Session day No. of sessions Training Institute Course code
31 January 2023 to 09 May 2023 Tuesdays 12 Melbourne Polytechnic MPMAN62
02 February 2023 to 04 May 2023 Thursdays 12 Melbourne Polytechnic MPMAN65

*please be aware these dates may be subject to change

*please note further courses will be added when they become available.

Apply
(Please note, only CPSU members will be able to submit their EOI through this form. If you are not a CPSU member and would like to join the Union please visit our membership page. You can also register interest through the Jobs and Skills Exchange platform.)

The 22550VIC Course in Public Sector Policy and Project Work is aimed at people new to a policy role, including those who do not have substantial on-the-job policy experience and those with operational or technical experience but no formal policy experience. This short course builds policy development and implementation skills as well as the skills for project work, which stems from policy.

To achieve a statement of attainment for 22550VIC Course in Public Sector Policy and Project Work, learners will be expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • work effectively in the public sector
  • undertake project work
  • gather and analyse information
  • assist with specialist policy development
  • support policy implementation.

22550VIC Course in Public Sector Policy and Project Work has five core units.

Unit of competency Nominal hours
BSBPMG522 Undertake project work 60
PSPGEN027 Gather and analyse information 30
PSPPCY002 Assist with specialist policy development 50
PSPPCY004 Support policy implementation 30
VU22924 Work effectively in the public sector 20
190

This course is delivered remotely and is government funded, so there is no charge to either the employer or the employee.

Course dates

Course start and end date Session day No. of sessions Training Institute Course code
30 January 2023 to 19 June 2023 Mondays 18 Melbourne Polytechnic MPPP66
02 February 2023 to 15 June 2023 Thursdays 18 Melbourne Polytechnic MPPP67
08 February 2023 to 21 June 2023 Wednesdays 18 Box Hill Institue BHPPP59

*please be aware these dates may be subject to change

*please note further courses will be added when they become available.

Apply
(Please note, only CPSU members will be able to submit their EOI through this form. If you are not a CPSU member and would like to join the Union please visit our membership page. You can also register interest through the Jobs and Skills Exchange platform.)

The 22551VIC Course in Public Sector Procurement will equip learners with the basics for implementing public sector policy for buying goods and services and developing contracts, ensuring value for money. The focus of this short course will be on checking that policies and regulations are followed, assisting with approach to market, guiding the procurement process and providing advice to others.

To achieve a statement of attainment for 22551VIC Course in Public Sector Procurement, learners will be expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • work effectively in the public sector
  • procure goods and services
  • plan procurement
  • select providers and develop contracts

22551VIC Course in Public Sector Procurement has four core units.

Unit of competency Nominal hours
PSPPCM003 Procure goods and services 60
PSPPCM004 Plan procurement 40
PSPPCM006 Select providers and develop contracts 30
VU22924 Work effectively in the public sector 20
150

This course is delivered remotely and is government funded, so there is no charge to either the employer or the employee.

Course dates

Course start and end date Session day No. of sessions Training Institute Course code
02 March 2023 to 01 June 2023 Thursdays 12 Melbourne Polytechnic MPPR063

*please be aware these dates may be subject to change

*please note further courses will be added when they become available.

Apply
(Please note, only CPSU members will be able to submit their EOI through this form. If you are not a CPSU member and would like to join the Union please visit our membership page. You can also register interest through the Jobs and Skills Exchange platform.)

The 22552VIC Course in Public Sector Regulatory Compliance will build skills in compliance auditing in a public sector regulatory environment and the interpersonal skills required to work effectively in this role.

To achieve a statement of attainment for 22552VIC Course in Public Sector Regulatory Compliance, learners will be expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • work effectively in the public sector
  • deal with conflict
  • encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • undertake compliance audits

22552VIC Course in Public Sector Regulatory Compliance has four core units.

Unit of competency Nominal hours
PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict 30
PSPLEG002 Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector 30
PSPREG017 Undertake compliance audits 50
VU22924 Work effectively in the public sector 20
130

This course is delivered remotely and is government funded, so there is no charge to either the employer or the employee.

Course dates

Course start and end date Session day No. of sessions Training Institute Course code
01 February 2023 to 05 April 2023 Wednesdays 10 Melbourne Polytechnic MPPSR64

*please be aware these dates may be subject to change

*please note further courses will be added when they become available.

Apply
(Please note, only CPSU members will be able to submit their EOI through this form. If you are not a CPSU member and would like to join the Union please visit our membership page. You can also register interest through the Jobs and Skills Exchange platform.)

The 22553VIC Course in Public Sector Service Delivery is about communicating with service users to provide optimum public sector services. In this short course the focus will be on interacting with clients receiving public sector services, addressing client service needs and developing respectful relationships with clients.

To achieve a statement of attainment for 22553VIC Course in Public Sector Service Delivery, learners will be expected to demonstrate that they can:

  • work effectively in the public sector
  • contribute to health and safety of self and others
  • deliver and monitor service to clients
  • deal with conflict
  • conduct government service delivery interviews

22553VIC Course in Public Sector Service Delivery has five core units.

Unit of competency Nominal hours
BSBWHS201 Contribute to health and safety of self and others 20
PSPGEN023 Deliver and monitor service to clients 30
PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict 30
PSPGSD003 Conduct government service delivery interviews 30
VU22924 Work effectively in the public sector 20
130

This course is delivered remotely and is government funded, so there is no charge to either the employer or the employee.

Course dates

Course start and end date Session day No. of sessions Training Institute Course code

*please be aware these dates may be subject to change

*please note further courses will be added when they become available.

Apply
(Please note, only CPSU members will be able to submit their EOI through this form. If you are not a CPSU member and would like to join the Union please visit our membership page. You can also register interest through the Jobs and Skills Exchange platform.)
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