The UTS Centre for Local Government (CLG), part of the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG), is the only university unit in Australia, and one of a few worldwide, that designs and presents courses that are tailor-made to the needs of local government. The Master of Local Government program is aimed at tomorrow’s local government leaders. It provides graduates with the knowledge to better understand the issues, build skills and to rise to leadership in the workplace.
Our Local Government courses provide an evidence-based learning approach that helps students build a high level of influencing and leadership skills. Core program subjects focus on local government principles and practices, the organisation, management and governance of local government, leadership, and research in the local government context, including comparative local governance. A range of elective subjects cover a variety of contemporary sector issues, topics and the skills needed to address them.
The Local Government postgraduate program consists of three progressive courses with flexible entry and exit points. The Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership progresses into the Graduate Diploma in Local Government Management, which can progress into the Master of Local Government.
Who is this course for?
Public administrators working in local government need to combine a high level of professional expertise with a broad range of managerial skills and a sound understanding of the sector’s changing needs and priorities. It is vital that education and professional development programs are tailored to the local government environment and are up-to-date with the latest issues and trends. The UTS local government courses have been developed to advance the professional competencies of local public managers and elected members, through a unique combination of academic thinking and practitioner experience.
The $5,000 UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance Postgraduate Scholarship has been designed tosupport local government practitioners seeking to broaden their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study. The Scholarship is open to new Master of Local Government applicants.