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Navigating Government

Understand the structures and workings of the public sector and government?


Are you new to government or new role that requires you to understand the basic principles and structures of our Westminster system.

Does your work require knowledge about the role of the public sector, the public sector framework and governance.

Would your workplace benefit if you had a better understanding of how your agency is part of a larger context and supports the government of the day?

An understanding of policy development was identified by the NSW public sector leaders as one of the

Skills for Success . This course builds on the foundations developed in IPAA’s free one hour webinars: Skills for Success: Operating successfully in the NSW Government, and Skills for Success: Surviving the election and changes in MoG.



The workshop will equip you with the basic skills to function more effectively as a public servant. In this lively, interactive workshop you will explore “Government 101”.
You will finish the course with a deeper understanding of:

  • The Constitution;
  • Australia’s federal system;
  • The interaction between the Commonwealth and the States/Territories;
  • The separation of powers;
  • Ministerial accountability and
  • The role of the independent public service.


NSW Public Sector Commission Capability Framework

Navigating Government is for people at the Foundational to Intermediate level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:

Results: Deliver results
  • Having a sound understanding of public sector framework and contemporary public sector governance is an essential and fundamental requirement for all public servants.

Please note: All NSW Public Servants are automatically Affiliate members of IPAA NSW and entitled to Affiliate rates. To activate this, sign up here.

Be at your best, for NSW.
Register now to secure your spot.

Terms and Conditions
Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partners.
Thursday, 24 August 2023
9:00AM - 1:00PM
Professional & Associate Members $525.00 Affiliate Members $650.00 Non Members $745.00

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