There will be a range of implementing partners who will provide technical and specialist inputs including the Australian National University’s Crawford School, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT), University of Queensland and Australian Institute of Company Directors.
As part of the Pacific Leadership and Governance Precinct, UPNG has transitioned the School of Business Administration to become the School of Business and Public Policy.
Partnerships with international and local institutions, such as the Crawford School, are being created. Activities will include strengthening of course curriculums and having staff working alongside academic and administration staff.
A new building will be constructed with modern academic facilities to encourage learning, research, sharing of knowledge and regional engagement on the topics of good governance, ethics and values-based leadership.
Public and private sector students will undertake masters and undergraduate degrees, diplomas and short courses, with a focus on leadership and governance. Modern teaching techniques will be adopted, encouraging critical thinking and independent research.
The PNG Institute of Public Administration – once known as the Administrative College and home to the famous Bully Beef Club – is being transformed into PNG’s School of Government. IPA has faced a number of challenges in recent years. The Government of PNG has responded by installing a new management team and signing an MOU with Australia to deliver additional support through the Precinct. PNG IPA is being revitalised to become a leading institution in public service education within the region. Australian and other international organisations will provide support to update its curriculum, educational facilities and teaching methods. The renewed institution will teach public servants the technical and leadership skills they require to meet the needs of the PNG people. Facilities will be upgraded to include a new multi-purpose building and a refurbished library resource centre. The school’s technical capabilities and distance education facilities will be expanded. The new School of Government will include outreach programs in leadership and management for provincial and district officials.
The ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy has entered a partnership with UPNG’s School of Business Administration to assist with faculty strengthening and curriculum development.
The Precinct engages third party providers to deliver specialist courses as required. They include the Canberra Institute of Technology, the University of Queensland, the Queensland University of Technology, Australian Public Service Commission, Australian Council of Company Directors and the Australian and New Zealand School of Government.