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Strategic Decision Making for the Victorian Public Sector Professional

Gain the knowledge and tools to make better decisions immediately

IPAA Victoria’s Strategic Decision Making for the Victorian Public Sector Professional course equips you with the knowledge, skills and tools to begin making better decisions immediately.

It also provides you with a decision-making framework that can help you to avoid making bad decisions; decisions that can be costly and difficult to reverse As the environment in which public sector organisations operate becomes more competitive, complex and uncertain, the need to make effective decisions is more important than ever.

As a fully online, self-paced program, this course provides you with the flexibility to develop a life-changing skill set when and how you want to and can be listened to via audio at your convenience.


The program begins on 1 May 2024. As this course is self-paced, participants have flexibility in how long it takes to complete. While the course can be completed in as little as one day (approx. 8 hours), for maximum benefit it is recommenced that participants complete the course over 6-8 weeks.


You will have access to all course materials for 60 days thereafter. Once registered, a link to the materials will be sent to you via email prior to the beginning of the course.

Course overview

  • gain knowledge that can improve your individual performance and contribute to achieve long-term objectives
  • improve your individual performance and contribute to your organisation’s ability to achieve its long-term objectives.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • approach future decisions with an understanding of what constitutes a high-quality decision;
  • contribute more effectively to your organisation’s capacity to achieve its objectives through higher quality decision-making;
  • improve the quality of your professional and personal decisions by developing your ‘decision fitness’; and
  • improve your individual performance and add value to your organisation by consistently making better decisions.

Course audience

The ideal course participant is a professional who:

  • writes and prepare briefs;
  • provide advice or formulate policy options for senior decision-makers;
  • perform in a project or project management role;
  • undertake project planning;
  • perform in a policy or advisory role;
  • undertake policy analysis and/or strategic planning; or
  • successfully deliver project outcomes.

This is an excellent course. It challenges your perception of ideas, situations and possible solutions. Seth takes the group through a brilliantly constructed course to break down your perceptions of issues and then demonstrates the alternative lenses you can use to approach issues in order to make well informed decisions. I highly recommend this course

— Curtis O’Brien, Industry Engagement Project Officer, Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning


Dr Seth Nicholls

Dr Seth Nicholls

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Self paced



  • Platinum member: $570
  • Gold member: $665
  • Silver member: $712
  • Silver (small) member: $760
  • Professional member: $665
  • Concession member: $665
  • Fellow: $665

Non member: $950

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Strategic Decision Making for the Victorian Public Sector Professional? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.