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:

  • Public sector management

  • Policy design and implementation

  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Economics

  • Law and regulation

  • Organisational change and leadership. 

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

The next EMPA program will commence in February 2020. Nomination dates below:

  • Nominations open: 20 May 2019

  • Nominations close: 12 July 2019

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

Program participants.

EMPA Funding

In 2020 the EMPA program will be co-funded by the Public Service Commission and the participant’s department/agency, with a progressive move to a full fee-for-service program by 2022.  The cost to departments/agencies for the 2020 intake will be $22,500 (incl. GST) paid over two years plus an $825 admin fee for the Singapore-based elective if applicable. The cost includes accommodation for residential subjects, but not flights.

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