Graduate Diploma of Public Policy (GDipPubPolicy)

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

This program will be offered from Semester 2, 2021.

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


The Graduate Diploma of Public Policy is designed for those who work in, or aspire to have a career in, policy, whether it is in government, intergovernmental organisations, industry or not for-profit sector.

The program adopts a multidisciplinary approach in the development of the student’s knowledge and skills in public policy. It brings together current public policy theory and debates with practical policy analysis and research skill development relevant for the 21st Century. The Graduate Diploma of Public Policy also provide students with the opportunity to select electives in policy domains for their interest.

The Graduate Diploma of Public Policy is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Diploma of Public Policy

There shall be a Graduate Diploma of Public Policy.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma of Public Policy, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to a maximum of 15 units
2. Electives to the value of 9 units

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 15 units.

Core Coures

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLICY 7001 Fundamentals of Public Policy 3
POLICY 7002 Ethics and Politics in Policy 3
LAW 7192 Government, Law and Policy 3
ECON 7200 Economic Principles (M) 3
GEOG 7016 Engaging Communities: Techniques and Analysis 3