Updates from ANZSOG 

ANZSOG'S EMPA coronavirus response

EMPA COVID-19 frequently asked questions


The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is a two-year part-time post graduate qualification administered through the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG). 

The degree combines intensive residential blocks with core and elective modules focused on the topics of:

  • Delivering public value

  • Government in a market economy

  • Designing public policies and programs

  • Decision-making under uncertainty

  • Managing public sector organisations

  • Governing by the rules

  • Leading public sector change

  • Work-based project

  • Public financial management.

To be eligible to apply for the EMPA you are required to: 

  • Be currently employed in a substantive ongoing role 

  • Hold at least an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised university

  • Have at least 5 years of management experience, and

  • Have a substantive role at Clerk Grade 11/12, Senior Executive Band 1, or Senior Executive Band 2 (or equivalent).

You can download the 2020 course brochure here for full details of the two-year program.

Nomination dates

Nomination dates for 2021 will be advised when they become available.

For more information on your cluster department’s/separate agency’s leadership development management process please contact your HR team.

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EMPA Funding

The EMPA program will be co-funded by the Public Service Commission and the participant’s department/agency for those completing their second year or starting their first year in 2021.

The move to a full fee-for-service program by 2022, as endorsed by the Secretaries Board in 2017, means that departments/agencies must fully fund the second year of the 2021 participant intake.   

The cost of the 2021-2022 EMPA program will be available here once confirmed with ANZSOG.

If you have any queries regarding the nomination and application process please email: leadershipacademy.nominations@psc.nsw.gov.au

ANZSOG Contact

  • Rosie Colosimo
    Senior Programs Coordinator, EMPA and TSL Programs
    The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG)
    E: r.colosimo@anzsog.edu.au
    P: 03 8344 1909