OPEC College

This course is Nationally Recognised Training.


Advanced Diploma of Government

This Advanced Diploma is for students with a highly specialised set of skills and knowledge in the field of public service. The course aims to map out existing skills related to inclusive workplace practices, written communications, establishing and maintaining strategic networks and managing policy implementation and grant experienced individuals with a formal qualification.

Earn your Advanced Diploma of Government with OPEC College!

The PSP60122 Advanced Diploma of Government through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) offers an expedited pathway to formal recognition of your extensive experience and expertise in the public sector. This program is designed for seasoned public sector professionals who are ready to validate their skills and earn a nationally recognised qualification for established achievements on policy development and implementation, strategic planning, budgeting, stakeholder engagement, and leadership.

How to Achieve the Qualification

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

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 = 15 (7 core units plus 8 elective units)

Core units

  • PSPETH009 Maintain and enhance confidence in public service
  • PSPGEN112 Apply government systems
  • PSPGEN115 Uphold and support inclusive workplace practices
  • PSPGEN143 Prepare high-level written communication
  • PSPGEN150 Establish and maintain strategic networks
  • PSPLEG008 Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector
  • PSPPCY018 Manage policy implementation

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area
  • PSPGEN135 Manage risk
  • BSBOPS501 Manage business resources
  • BSBLDR601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • PSPBDR020 Manage operations
  • PSPGEN092 Manage quality client service
  • PSPGEN119 Foster leadership and innovation
  • PSPGEN127 Facilitate people management

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

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

With the Advanced Diploma of Government, your skills will be recognised take on a range of roles within the public sector, from policy development and implementation to management and leadership.

Course Fees

Fees are broken down to an enrolment fee of $500 and the balance either on completion or spaced evenly across the program to suit your financial needs.

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)