PSP50116 - Diploma of Government

Be certified for your work in public service

A Diploma of Government is a generalist qualification which covers a variety of aspects pertaining to public service, including injury management, workplace inspection or policy development. If you regularly handle the implementation and monitoring of WHS policies, determining of liability and negotiation of statements, you may already be qualified for this diploma should you go the RPL route.

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$1,600* $5,000 $3,400

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* RPL cost includes all assessment services and issue of your nationally recognised qualification.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

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The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

  • 4 core units
  • 7 elective units


Choose 1 elective from Group A Work health safety.



  • a minimum of 4 units from Groups B-E or from elsewhere within this training package


Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.



Injury management specialisation:

  • 4 units from Group B



Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.



Workplace inspection specialisation:

  • 4 units from Group C



Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.



Policy development specialisation:

  • 4 units from Group D



Choose the remaining electives from the list below or from elsewhere within this training package, or from another endorsed training package, or from an accredited course.


All elective units selected from outside this qualification must reflect the occupational learning outcomes of this AQF qualification level. Seek further advice on selecting imported units of competency in the PSP Implementation Guide.


Elective units selected must not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification. 

Core units 


Promote the values and ethos of public service


Promote diversity


Use complex workplace communication strategies


Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

Elective units 

Group A: Work health safety 


Maintain workplace safety


Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

Group B: Injury management specialisation 


Determine liability and negotiate settlements


Manage case direction and outcomes


Maintain and monitor service standards


Contribute to a quality injury management system

Group C: Workplace inspection specialisation 


Evaluate workplace legislative compliance


Facilitate improvement in workplace legislative performance


Investigate possible breaches of workplace legislation


Manage risk

Group D: Policy development specialisation 


Develop organisation policy


Advise on organisation policy


Develop public policy


Provide policy advice

Group E: General elective units 


Develop client services


Coordinate resource allocation and usage


Undertake research and analysis


Support workplace coaching and mentoring


Undertake negotiations


Manage conflict


Conduct evaluations


Undertake and promote career management


Provide leadership


Refine complex workplace documents


Facilitate change


Develop and use political nous


Coordinate risk management


Benchmark performance


Manage performance


Scope statistical data collection


Collect statistical data


Process statistical data


Interrogate and analyse statistical data


Interpret data and related statistics


Manage compliance with workplace relations legislation


Prepare for community engagement


Develop and implement community engagement strategies


Build and maintain community relationships


Apply public sector financial policies and processes


Provide public affairs writing and editorial services


Coordinate public affairs events and activities


Command operational forces


Facilitate performance management processes


Implement workforce planning and succession strategies


Implement staffing policies


Coordinate employment relations


Coordinate employee support


Coordinate career development


Manage the emergent dynamics of government service delivery


Provide specialist technical service delivery


Review planning documents and environmental assessments


Supervise and carry out complex inspections and monitoring


Manage plant movement health risk


Provide high-level scientific technical support


Facilitate innovation and change through extension


Develop and undertake scientific/technological research


Develop and use emotional intelligence

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This qualification does not require any licensing

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  • Diverse Training Concepts - Provider Code 88182

  • Major Training Services Pty Ltd  - Provider Code 90748

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