School of Government

School of Government

New Zealand's only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management.

Through Victoria Business School, we offer a complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes. Based at the Pipitea Campus in Rutherford House, directly across the road from the seat of government, Parliament, Ministerial Headquarters and Government Departments, the School is ideally placed to help build capacity in the public sector of New Zealand.

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Apr24The Family Group Conference: Working Together
Date: 24 April 2015
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Room RWW 501, Level 5, Railway West Wing, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington
The face of the Youth Justice Family Group Conference is changing after 25 years.The changes,… Read more
May5Domestic Violence in America: A reconfigured legal response
Date: 5 May 2015
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (RHLT3), Ground Floor, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington
In association with the Diana Unwin Chair in Restorative JusticeFeminists fought hard for recognition that… Read more
May7-8Family Violence, the Law and Restorative Justice Conference
Date: 7–8 May 2015
Time: 9.00 am
Venue: 7 May 2015 = Grand Hall, Parliament House, Wellington / 8 May 2015 = St John's in the City Church Hall, 170 Willis Street, Wellington
Family violence is a major problem in New Zealand. One in three women report… Read more

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1 April 2015 Engagement between universities and the wider community
"How closely involved should universities be with the wider community?" is a question that Professor Frazer Allan, Victoria University of Wellington’s new Deputy Vice Chancellor Engagement, has been thinking about. Read more
1 April 2015 Accreditation journey begins for Master's programmes
Students, stakeholders and the School of Government are all in line to benefit as the School starts a process of gaining global accreditations for its Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Management programmes. Read more
31 March 2015 Expanding horizons with flexible study options in Public Policy or Management
Our revised and updated Certificates in Public Policy and Public Management may well be of interest if you are looking for a flexible programme of study leading to a Master's degree. Read more

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2015 Prospectuses

New prospectuses are now available. Find out more about our qualifications, courses on offer and our teaching staff.

New Graduate Pathway

Have you recently completed (or are about to complete) a Bachelor's degree? Are you looking for a vocationally-oriented programme of study leading to a Master of Public Management or Master of Public Policy?

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Policy Quarterly

Check out Policy Quarterly, the journal of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies.

CUE - the School of Government e-Magazine

CUE is the quarterly magazine from the School of Government. Keep up to date with our school news by reading the December issue.