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University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sydney , New South Wales ,Australia

Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management

In the context of rapid technological and socioeconomic change, public administrators working in local government need a high level of professional expertise, a broad range of managerial and organisational skills, and a sound understanding of the changing needs and priorities of the sector and their communities.
The teaching and learning provided through this course provides an opportunity for such practitioners to broaden their professional knowledge and skills, underpinned by a strong foundation in public service and democratic values and principles. Tailored to the local government environment, the course enables participants to build an education program that responds to individual needs as it allows students to develop a study plan that matches the requirements of their professional development. Subjects can be studied through intensive block release and the program can also be used as a stepping stone to a Master of Local Government ( C04257 ). 

Campus Information

Sydney

Intakes

  • March
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 20

Application Process

More Information Required
10 Days
Possible Interview Call
10 Days
Provisional/Unconditional Offer
20 Days
Visa Process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The course is particularly suited to local government middle-tier managers and unit leaders who wish to advance their careers. It is also highly recommended for public administrators from other tiers of government and professionals from the non-government sector who work in partnership with local councils for the benefit of local and regional communities.

 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

 

Applicants must have one of the following:

  • a UTS recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent, or higher qualification
  • a UTS Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership with a credit average
  • a UTS Graduate Certificate in Development Assessment with a credit average.

In addition to the above qualifications, applicants must provide:

  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining their reasons for wanting to study the Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management, and
  • a CV clearly articulating local government sector-related work with a minimum experience of two years.

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic requirements may be considered on the ability to demonstrate equivalency through a minimum of two years' relevant work experience.

Applicants need to provide:

  • a CV clearly articulating relevant experience
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) explaining the reasons for wanting to study the Graduate Diploma in Local Government. If applicable, detail should be provided about general or professional qualifications that demonstrate potential to pursue graduate studies.

Minimum English Language Requirements

  • Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0;
    or
  • TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21;
    or
  • AE5: Pass;
    or
  • PTE: 58-64;
    or
  • CAE: 176-184