Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Innovation

University of Technology Sydney

This course enables professionals in the public sector who see themselves as 'change agents' to acquire the capability to impact complex problems they encounter in practice. Students learn proven innovation methodologies developed with public organisations, and develop practical skills to initiate and lead innovation projects to address these complex societal problems. Students also develop innovation competency by applying acquired learning to a real-world complex issue of their choice through an experiential, practice-based learning model. The course utilises a peer-learning model within the teaching program. Students benefit from learning from fellow public sector professionals across disciplines. Sponsorship by an employing organisation is a requirement, as students work on a self-selected problem within their own professional practice. Sponsoring organisations benefit from students enrolling in the course in two ways: firstly through increased innovation capability of their staff members, and secondly through the intervention that is developed by these students within the course.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Postgraduate
Campus/Location: City
Institution CRICOS: 00099F

Subjects

  • Public sector innovation

About us

We’re a young university, but we’re already making a name for ourselves. We’re the top young university in Australia, according to the QS Top 50 Under 50 2019 and the Times Higher Education Young University rankings 2018 – and we’re ranked #10 (QS) and #16 (THE) globally as well. Not bad for an institution that’s just 30 years old.

Ready for the world of work

We’re committed to hands-on practical learning – theory is great, but applying what you know is crucial to your success. Major projects, group work and real-life case studies are key to our practice-based approach, and they’ll give you skills you need to impress future employers.

How do we know what employers want? We ask them. We’ve put a lot of work into building extensive industry connections – 150 at last count – with organisations across a range of professional sectors. Our industry partners help us shape our course content. They also provide guest lectures, internships, scholarships and prizes. So, everything you study reflects the real world of work.  

Ready to step into the world of work? The UTS Careers Service can help. Attend free careers consultations, resume reviews and employment workshops, and take advantage of our services especially for international students. You can also access the student jobs board, industry career fairs and international alumni networks – everything you need to find the job of your dreams.

Life in a new city can be challenging – but we provide support services to help you along the way, many of which are free. Our student services include:

  • English language support
  • Study support
  • Career development
  • Confidential medical and counselling services
  • Sports organisations and facilities
  • Peer networking and peer support opportunities

Accommodation

One of the best ways to feel at home is to find somewhere to live. The UTS Housing Service can help you find housing on campus and private accommodation options in Sydney. Living in campus housing? Our Residential Networkers will support your safety and wellbeing, and get you involved in a huge range of social events as well.

 

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