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When we begin to examine the opportunities for public service employment it makes sense that the Diploma of Government has become a more widely recognised qualification.

According to statistics published in June 2019, there were two million public servant jobs in Australia, and this is forecast to grow.

As a significant and competitive employment opportunity, if you are an experienced public servant it is wise to capitalise on your experience to obtain the PSP50116 Diploma of Government through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification by calling us on 1300 793 002, or through the Get Started link above.

Diploma of Government Jobs

Diploma of Government jobs come with a wide variety of titles. With in excess of 2 million public servants in Australia, roles vary across so many sectors. There are some common types of job titles we see when reviewing Recognition of Prior Learning applications for Diploma of Government jobs.

These are examples of Diploma of Government jobs:

  • Administration Officer
  • Administrative Services Manager
  • Fraud Prevention Coordinator
  • Policy Manager or Policy Officer
  • Project Coordinator or Project Officer
  • Procurement and Contracting Manager
  • Injury Management Case Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Team Leader
  • Inspector or Investigator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Procurement Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Health and Safety Coordinator
  • Contract Administrator

What does the Diploma of Government cover?

Ranked at the Diploma level, for this qualification you will typically be competent working in an independent, self-directed capacity in the public sector. The Diploma of Government does not necessarily require that your role is in a management stream, but you may have had supervisory responsibilities.

In completing the Diploma of Government, each successful graduate has completed four core units plus seven elective units. The core units are mandatory units for every person and the elective choices are where the qualification program can be adjusted to suit individual experience and needs.

The core units focus on the following areas:

  • Promoting values of public service
  • Promoting diversity
  • Using complex communication strategies
  • Promoting legislative compliance

To hold the Diploma of Government you must be able to demonstrate an ability to work in an environment with a range of diverse responsibilities. You may also have worked in small /regional organisations which is consistent with the wide geographical spread of government positions in Australia.

The Diploma of Government covers the skills and knowledge of an experienced public servant in:

  • Working with legislation, policies and compliance
  • Operating in an environment grounded in values and ethics
  • Communication
  • Researching, interpreting and analysing data coming from a range of sources
  • Understanding the value of diversity
  • Project management
  • Supervisory capacity (but not necessarily dedicated management roles)

This the depth of skills and knowledge that are required to support the needs of an evolving community through public services.

The Diploma of Government has a Generalist stream and is also available in three specialisations.

You can be awarded the Diploma of Government which reflects a general breadth of skills and knowledge across your role as a public servant. A generalist approach gives your qualification a broader use that can be useful for transitioning roles. The Diploma of Government is available for a Recognition of Prior Learning assessment with Churchill.
Government Personnel

The Diploma of Government also break into three areas of specialisation under the packaging rules for this qualification:

  • Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) – For those who have been involved in investigation and enforcement in any of the following areas: workplace relations, work health and safety, workers’ compensation or injury management.

  • Diploma of Government (Injury Management) – For those who have worked as an injury management case manager in the public sector.

  • Diploma of Government (Policy Development) – For those who have experience developing organisational and public policy in the public sector.

As a rule, we offer Recognition of Prior Learning assessments for the Diploma of Government and the Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) to individuals.
Recognition of Prior Learning

Are you interested in earning the PSP50116 Diploma of Government
through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

Have you had experience in:

  • Promoting the values and ethos of public service
  • Promoting diversity
  • Using complex workplace communication strategies
  • Promoting compliance with legislation in the public sector

You may be eligible to receive Diploma of Government based on the work you’ve already done. And, you could do it without having to complete any additional study.

Our Skills Recognition Advisors can conduct a free preliminary assessment to confirm your eligibility.

Find out if you are eligible for this qualification by calling us on 1300 793 002, or through the Get Started link above.

> Also consider the PSP40116 Certificate IV in Government

Government Department Partnerships

For Government departments or bodies, we offer a partnership program where your staff may be completing your own training program that has been mapped to the Diploma of Government. We encourage you to talk to us about your options for establishing a partnership program with Churchill Education.

Find out more about Government Department Partnerships for this qualification by calling us on 1300 793 002.

More Information About Qualification,
Fees and The Recognition of Prior Learning Process

Fees and Payment

Fees and Payment

The fees for this qualification are as follows:

Qualification through RPL: $1695


Flexible payment plans are available to eligible students. Full fee-paying RPL students can get started for as little as $39 per week over 12 months.

We have a range of payment options available for you including: Bank Transfer, Credit Card, Instalment Payment Plans and Finance Options. Find out more here.

RPL clients are also welcome to pay Churchill Education directly.

RPL Process

RPL Process

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a process through which the experience, skills and knowledge that you already have can be converted to nationally recognised qualifications.

Getting qualifications through RPL means that you don't have to sit in a classroom and learn about things that you already know. You can just show evidence that you've covered it in your job.

You may need official qualifications (that piece of paper!) to meet government regulations for certain jobs, or to progress into higher-paying roles.

Experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.

How does the RPL process work?

  1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report
  2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
  3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!

Let's step this out a bit more:

Step 1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report.
The RPL process begins with a conversation with one of our Skills Recognition Advisors.

  • You tell us what you're looking for and where you want to go
  • You provide a few easily accessible documents
  • You'll be sent a report within 48 hours. This will include a breakdown of costs involved and lists the qualifications:
    • you could be eligible for right now;
    • you could be eligible for if you are able to provide some further evidence (and we'll share with you what the gaps are and the evidence we'd need); or
    • if training would be your best option. We don't offer the training so we'll give you some information about how to locate a training organisation who delivers what you are looking for.

This is cost-free and obligation-free.

Step 2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
You can make an informed decision about which qualifications are best for you and your career. Once this is confirmed, we can complete the process.

  • We tell you exactly what evidence we need to establish your competency in the units that make up a qualification
  • You provide your evidence, then you can sit back and relax!
  • We match the evidence to the units. This is called mapping. Other providers may get you to do this yourself.

Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.

  • To save you time, we submit all the paperwork to the government for you. This formalises your qualifications.
  • You receive your qualifications though both email and post, within 14 days. Or, with our VIP Fast-Track Service, you can have them in just 7 days.
Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Are RPL qualifications nationally recognised? Yes.

Churchill Education is a registered training organisation, RTO:31430. This means that we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Government regulatory body for the VET sector.

The qualifications that we offer are nationally recognised, and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accordingly, they’re exactly the same as those granted by other educational institutions such as TAFE.



View the core and elective units that this qualification can be comprised of through Recognition of Prior Learning.

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