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Application Process for Centrally Funded Courses

The Public Service Commission funds places in three courses:

Executive Master of Public Administration

The Executive Master of Public Administration is a two year part-time post graduate degree. Ten subjects are delivered by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and participating universities.

Graduate Diploma in Public Administration

The Graduate Diploma in Public Administration is an eighteen months part-time post graduate qualification. Six units are delivered by the Graduate School of Government at the University of Sydney.

NSW Executive Development Program

The Executive Development Program is a short course of approximately 10 days over 6 months. Three modules are delivered by an external course provider on behalf of the Public Service Commission.

Agencies wishing to fund additional places for the Executive Development Program and the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration can do so by emailing up until October 2013.

The annual application process takes place from June to August each year. The initial selection and prioritisation of individual applicants is the responsibility of each agency. The Public Service Commission allocates places to agencies.

The target group for all courses is high potential employees at Grade 11/12 and above (or equivalent).


 People Matter - Find out more

The online survey closed on 30 May, however paper surveys will be processed until 6 June. The results of the survey will be provided to Secretaries in August and published on our website in September. The results will also inform the 'State of the Public Sector' report, to be tabled in Parliament in November.


View Premier's Video and find out more here.

Government Sector Employment Act 2013

The Government Sector Employment Act 2013 (GSE Act) commenced on 24 February 2014 and repeals the Public Sector Employment and Management Act 2002 (PSEM Act).

The new Act is supported by the GSE Regulation 2014 and GSE Rules 2014.  The GSE Act, Regulation and Rules, along with other relevant materials are accessible via the EmploymentPortal – your online guide to NSW Government Sector Employment.