Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (GCertPubPolicy)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Academic Year

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


The Graduate Certificate in 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 skill development relevant for the 21st Century.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 year.


Interruption of program:
Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 12 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
2. Electives to the value of 3 units

Core Courses