Diploma studies and learning offered through the IAGDP

Structured learning opportunities and information on the Diploma of Government, offered within the Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP).

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A key feature of the Indigenous Australian Government Development Programme (IAGDP) is the opportunity for participants to undertake a Diploma of Government.

At the completion of the program, participants will receive a qualification that is recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework, alongside other vocational and tertiary qualifications.

Diploma of Government

The Diploma of Government is a nationally accredited qualification. The course is delivered through a combination of a self-paced online learning program and face-to-face training events.

Formal assessment

The diploma has 11 modules, each of which has a formal assessment element, usually in the form of a written assignment or practical activity.

Module assessments are administered by a Registered Training Organisation authorised to deliver the Diploma of Government and participants are assessed as being either ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’.

Practical work experience

In addition to the formal diploma assessments, participants’ workplace performance will be assessed against each learning outcome. This is to ensure that participants are able to demonstrate the practical application of the diploma material.

Supervisors will be familiar with both the content and schedule of diploma modules, and assign workplace activities linked to the fields of study. Practical work experience and on-the-job-training is a vital component of the overall programme and will be verified through consultation with supervisors and workplace assessments.

Fields of study within the Diploma of Government

Contract management

This qualification will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to plan and manage procurement and contracts as well as associated risks in public sector organisations. This specialist qualification covers the competencies required for independent and self-directed work as a procurement and contract manager in the public sector.

Project management

This qualification meets the competencies required of persons responsible for the coordination of personnel responsible for the management and administration of large and/or complex projects in the public sector. It covers units such as compliance with legislation, promoting diversity, developing client service, communication strategies and managing performance.

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required of persons responsible for the coordination of personnel responsible for the management of projects.

Community capacity

This qualification is from the Public Sector Training Package. It addresses the needs of those working in community engagement and capacity building on behalf of the Government to provide support to community leadership, community action, and to develop community resources and partnerships with government and businesses.

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required by those working in community engagement and capacity building on behalf of the Government.

Other structured learning and development opportunities as part of the IAGDP

Throughout the program, participants will also be required to attend some additional learning events designed to complement the diploma qualification. The schedule of these events will be provided by the IAGDP coordinator at the commencement of the program.

Partnering agencies may also have specific training and/or development requirements which participants will be required to complete. This might include orientation or induction sessions designed for all new employees.

Attendance at face-to-face training events may involve travel away from home for short periods.