OPEC College

This course is Nationally Recognised Training.


Diploma of Government

This diploma is designed for individuals who have developed interdependent and self-directed work skills in the public sector and want to turn the experience into a formal qualification. The course will map out on these skills: writing complex documents, developing comprehensive communication strategies, supporting inclusiveness and promoting public sector compliance, while promoting the values and ethos of public service employment. This course also offers specialisations which include injury management and workplace inspection and policy, which allows individuals to tailor their learning towards their job requirements.

Earn your Diploma of Government with OPEC College!

The PSP50122 Diploma of Government program is tailored for individuals with substantial experience, skills, and knowledge in government and public administration. Delivered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), this course offers a streamlined approach to obtaining the qualification by recognising and accrediting your existing expertise on navigating the political landscape, developing and implementing effective policies and programs, and building strong relationships with stakeholders and the community.

How to Achieve the Qualification

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Personalised to your needs, available on all OPEC College qualifications

If you believe you already have the knowledge and skills to achieve this qualification we encourage you to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning.

RPL can provide you with nationally recognised qualifications through converting your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. Gain qualifications simply through providing evidence of relevant knowledge and skills you have gained through previous work.

Free skills assessment

Fill in our pre-assessment form and we'll give you the guidance you need for the next steps to achieving your career and qualification goals.

Evidence portfolio and review

We work with you to provide evidence and we conduct gap training if needed

You're now qualified!

Your new certifications are Nationally recognised and issued by our Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You are now ready to pursue your new career opportunities!

Our RPL Process

Course Details and Structure

RPL is achieved at your own pace with our support for your evidence gathering process. This is typically completed within 2 to 4 weeks.

*We have open enrollment which means you can start whenever you are ready.

Units that will be assessed

Total number of units = 11 (5 core units plus 6 elective units)

Core units

  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
  • PSPETH008 Promote the values and ethos of public service
  • PSPGEN101 Use complex workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN115 Uphold and support inclusive workplace practices
  • PSPLEG007 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safety
  • BSBHRM521 Facilitate performance development processes
  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence
  • PSPGEN095 Facilitate change
  • PSPGEN100 Manage conflict
  • PSPGEN118 Provide leadership

NOTE: The elective unit options listed represent the OPEC College approved elective unit options offered. This is a reduced list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list. If you would like an elective unit that is not included in this list, please speak to your Trainer/Assessor.

Work Outcomes & Career Pathways

Course Fees

Enrolment fee of $500 and the balance may be paid upon completion.

Payment Options

A range of flexible payment plans are available and can be set up at the enrolment stage.

Current government funding models possibly available to OPEC College students are found on the Funding page, click here for more information.

Entry Requirements

Formal Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however please read through the following information to assess if you have the English language and literacy skills necessary to successfully complete this course.


Due to the ASCF core skills of learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy involved in this course, it is suggested that you have successfully completed year 12 or have completed a Certificate III.

Enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Testing

If you cannot meet any of the above suggested entry requirements, which are a guide only and not mandatory, and you would still like to enrol into this course, it is a procedure during our enrolment process to email everyone a link to participate in a short online LLN test that will check your current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills and from these results, allow us to offer you the necessary support needed, if any, to help you successfully complete this course.

Technical Requirements

Please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet: Windows 7 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader

Apple Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome or Safari • Microsoft Office for Mac (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader

Android: Android latest version • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad: iOS latest version • Latest version of Chrome (*Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account)