Professional Certificate of Public Policy (ProfCertPubPolicy)

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 (


This program is designed for students wanting to focus on practical policy skill development. Students in this program will complete a Fundamentals in Public Policy core course and a course from a prescribed list.

The Professional Certificate of Public Policy is not an AQF qualification type. The minimum study period is 0.5 year, taken part-time.

Academic Program Rules for Professional Certificate of Public Policy

There shall be a Professional Certificate of Public Policy.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Professional Certificate 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 6 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to a maximum of 6 units

Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 6 units.

Core Courses

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
POLICY 7001 Fundamentals of Public Policy 3


Courses to the value of up to 3 units may be taken from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
LAW 7192 Government, Law and Policy 3
GEOG 7016 Engaging Communities: Techniques and Analysis 3