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  • Objectives
    The Master of Public Administration (Housing Management) will provide a thorough examination of the theory and practice of public policy administration and housing management. The degree is of direct relevance as a policy qualification for the purposes of mid-career development and provides a conceptual and practical framework for students wishing to proceed further with careers in the public sector and non-government organisations.Learning outcomesStudents who successfully complete this masters degree will be able to: * understand factors affecting housing policy in Australia and other nations; * identify and understand most of the main theories, issues and complexities shaping the environment in which contemporary policymakers work; * demonstrate an understanding of the knowledge required, and be able to apply this to the processes and choices facing contemporary policy makers; * demonstrate a critical understanding of the issues and debates about public policy development and the role of government; * demonstrate a capacity to apply this understanding to practical examples of policymaking; * demonstrate an understanding of housing markets and their operation; and * demonstrate and apply an enhanced understanding of the challenge of housing management and housing management tools.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold either the Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Housing Management) or Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (Housing Management) or an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.Admission may also be granted based on prior work and voluntary experience. This will usually include several years of experience in a public sector or non-government organisation. Admission will be based on the extent to which work or voluntary experience has enabled the applicant to develop an understanding of issues in the public and non-government sectors, and policy and/or analytical skills.Applicants who wish to be admitted on this basis will need to provide: * a curriculum vitae; * a description of their roles and activities in work or voluntary positions; * a description of the skills and abilities demonstrated through their work/voluntary experience; and * name(s) or referee(s) who could verify work/voluntary experience.Assessment of the work or voluntary experience will be undertaken by the Director of Studies.Applicants will be expected to have relevant qualifications and some experience and knowledge of the public and/or non-government sectors upon entering the course. The curriculum presumes familiarity with the operation and purposes of government and non-government sectors.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Public Administration (Housing Management)
  • Course description
    The Master of Public Administration (Housing Management) is a 72-unit program which forms part of the Graduate Program in Public Administration (Housing Management) offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences.

    The course is offered on a full fee-paying basis and normally is completed in four semesters full-time or thirteen semesters part-time.

    It articulates with the 18-unit Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (Housing Management) and the 36-unit Graduate Diploma in Public Administration (Housing Management), and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for completed topics.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    A student's program of study must be approved by the Program Approver.

    To qualify for the Master of Public Administration (Housing Management), a student must complete 72 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

    Not all topics necessarily are available in a given year.

    CORE TOPICS

    HMAN8002
        

    Housing Management
        

    6

    HMAN8001
        

    Housing Policy
        

    6

    HMAN90xx
        

    Housing Management Practice
        

    6

    HMAN9001
        

    Applied Issues in Housing Management
        

    6

        

    plus at least one of the following
        

    POAD9010
        

    Public Policy
        

    6

    POAD8102
        

    Management in Non-Government Organisations *
        

    6

    POAD9039
        

    Public Management ** / *
        

    6

        

    Students must make up the remaining 42 units from the following:
        

    ENVS9001
        

    Urban Environmental Management
        

    6

    GEOG7004
        

    Advanced Demography
        

    6

    GEOG7005
        

    Urban Social Geography
        

    6

    GEOG7019
        

    Research Project Design, Conduct and Management *
        

    6

    GEOG8001
        

    Asian Regional Development
        

    6

    HMAN90xx
        

    Research Project in Housing Management
        

    6/12

    POAD9038
        

    Contemporary Issues in Public Policy *
        

    6

    POAD9041
        

    Financial and Resource Management *
        

    6

    POAD9109
        

    Action Learning Projects (Policy)
        

    6

    POAD9110
        

    Project Management *
        

    6

    POAD9120
        

    Action Learning Projects (Management)
        

    6

    POAD9033
        

    Urban Policy and Governance
        

    6

    POLI7035
        

    Australian Government and Politics
        

    6

    POLI7041
        

    Urban Politics and Public Policy
        

    6

    PPHR9004
        

    Population Studies
        

    6

    PPHR9005
        

    Applied Population Data Analysis
        

    6

    PPHR9006
        

    Equity and Human Resource Development
        

    6

    SOAD9051
        

    Social Planning: Community Work
        

    6

        

    No more than 12 units may be chosen from the following:
        

    GEOG3007
        

    Cities, Geography and Policy
        

    6

    GEOG3008
        

    Regional Development
        

    6

    GEOG3013
        

    Geographic Information Systems
        

    6

    POLI3017
        

    Urban Politics
        

    6

    SOAD3002
        

    Access and Equity: Social Issues in Public Policy
        

    6

    SOAD3101
        

    Social Policy
        

    6

    * E = listed as internal and external mode
    ** I = intensive delivery

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * no topic may be attempted more than twice;
        * the course must be completed within four consecutive semesters full-time or thirteen consecutive semesters part-time or, where credit has been granted for previous work, a period determined by the Board.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in the same topic on more than one occasion may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

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