Professional Certificate in Public Policy (ProfCertPubPolicy)

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Special Notes

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 in Public Policy is a non-AQF program. This program has a standard full-time duration of 0.25 years however can only be taken part time for a duration of 0.5 years.


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.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Professional Certificate in Public Policy

There shall be a Professional Certificate in Public Policy.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Professional 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 6 units, comprising:
1. Core courses to the value 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
GEOG 7016 Engaging Communities: Techniques and Analysis 3
LAW 7177 Introduction to Australian Law 3
ECON 7200 Economic Principles (M) 3