Essentials for Working in the Public Sector

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Start date:
Tue 30 May 2017
 –   St George
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  • Public Sector Skill Set course details

    Course description and aims

    This short course, Essentials for Working in the Public Sector is aimed at people working within, or new to the public sector, this skill set provides an overview of the sector, an understanding of core public sector values and issues, and expectations relating to government services, communications, practices and processes.
    Designed to meet the industry standard for people working in a Public Sector environment, you will complete the following competencies:
    -PSPLEG002: Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector
    -PSPGEN043: Apply government processes
    -PSPETH001: Uphold the values & principles of public service
    -PSPPCY004: Support policy implementation.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Recommended Pathways

    Completion of this course provides a pathway into the Certificate IV in Government (PSP40116) with credit granted for these 4 units.


    These units serve as a foundation for government qualifications and as an introduction to the Public Sector for new employees, team leaders or supervisors. Completion of this skill set contributes to most Certificate IV level government generalist and specialist qualifications. Completion of this course provides a pathway into the Certificate IV in Government (PSP40116) with credit granted for these 4 units.

    Entry requirements

    This Fee Free training opportunity is only available for a limited time and learners must meet eligibility requirements.
    Learners must be:
    - 15 years or older.
    - have left school.
    - live or work in NSW.
    - Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.

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    St George
    Part Time Day
    Course start:
    Tue 30 May 2017
    Course duration:
    4 Weeks
    5 Hours per week
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    Pre start information (e.g. timetable) will be emailed to you before your first class.

    Attend the first class on Tuesday 30 May 2017 between 9:30am and 2:30pm at St George College, Main Campus, Cnr Princes Highway & President Avenue, Kogarah, Building F, Ground Floor, Room FG.24.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 5 hours of class per week for over 4 weeks. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Tuesday 9:30am to 2:30pm

    How to enrol or apply:

    To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria:


    Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

    Find out more about applying and enrolling:

    Fee information:


    This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you won't have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job.

    Other Information:

    You will need to attend four five-hour sessions, between 9:30am & 2:30pm, as follows: Tuesday 30 May, Tuesday 06 June; Tuesday 13 June & Tuesday 20 June 2017.


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    PSPGEN043Apply government processes30
    PSPLEG002Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector30
    PSPPCY004Support policy implementation30
    PSPETH001Uphold the values and principles of public service30



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