Understanding Government (Virtual)


<h1 id="course-description">Course Description</h1> <hr /> <h5 id="suitable-for-aps-el-new-to-the-aps">Suitable for: APS - EL new to the APS</h5> <h6 id="delivery-of-online-facilitated-sessions-use-a-virtual-classroom-tool-e.g.zoom-adobe-connect-webex-or-pexip.agencies-have-access-to-different-virtual-classroom-tools.prior-to-enrolling-on-a-course-it-is-suggested-that-you-check-if-you-have-any-restrictions-using-the-tools.if-you-would-like-to-complete-the-course-but-cannot-access-the-virtual-classroom-tool-on-your-work-device-or-network-we-recommend-you-use-a-personal-device-such-as-a-laptop-or-computer-with-a-strong-network-to-support-you-at-home-or-other-offsite-location.for-more-information-please-refer-to-our-terms-and-conditions">Delivery of online-facilitated sessions use a virtual classroom tool (e.g. Zoom, Adobe Connect, WebEx or Pexip). Agencies have access to different virtual classroom tools. Prior to enrolling on a course, it is suggested that you check if you have any restrictions using the tools. If you would like to complete the course, but cannot access the virtual classroom tool on your work device or network, we recommend you use a personal device such as a laptop or computer with a strong network to support you at home or other offsite location. For more information, please refer to our terms and conditions.</h6> <hr /> <h4 id="overview">Overview</h4> <p>This courses provides an understanding of the system of government and its operations as fundamental to working effectively in the APS. To successfully support ministers, parliamentary secretaries and the whole of government, all APS staff need to have an understanding of the role of the APS and the processes that underpin the Australian system of government and correspondingly, their roles and responsibilities within this system.</p> <h4 id="participant-benefits">Participant benefits</h4> <p>On completion of all elements of this course you will have the skills to:</p> <ul> <li>Explain the structure and functions of the APS as it relates to the Australian system of government</li> <li>Explain the constitutional framework. the federated system of government and the separation of powers</li> <li>Differentiate the roles and accountabilities of ministers, ministerial staff and APS staff</li> <li>Demonstrate an understanding of the parliamentary process</li> <li>Demonstrate an understanding of the legislative process</li> <li>Explain the budget process and the role of Senate Estimates</li> </ul> <h4 id="inclusions">Inclusions</h4> <ul> <li>Phase 1 – Self-directed readings and activities (approx. 1.5 hours)</li> <li>Phase 2 <ul> <li>Stage 1: Virtual interactive session (1 hr – see 'session details' in the below schedule for specific dates and start/finish times)</li> <li>Stage 2: Self-directed readings and activities (approx. 1.5 hour)</li> <li>Stage 3: Virtual interactive session (1 hr – see 'session details' in the below schedule for specific dates and start/finish times)</li> <li>Stage 4: Self-directed readings and activities (approx. 1.5 hour)</li> <li>Stage 5: Virtual interactive session (1 hr – see 'session details' in the below schedule for specific dates and start/finish times)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Phase 3 – Self-directed activities to apply in the workplace</li> </ul> <hr /> <h5 id="this-program-aligns-with-the-working-in-government-craft-at-the-foundation-level">This program aligns with the Working in Government Craft at the Foundation level</h5> <p>Working in Government is a willingness to serve and the ability to apply a deep understanding of the context in which the APS operates. To find out more about the Working in Government Craft visit the <a href="https://www.apsacademy.gov.au/" target="_blank">APS Academy Website</a></p>

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