Graduate Certificate in Public Policy New
Support the frameworks of society
Public policy shapes our lives. It governs everything from how we do business, to how our health, welfare and education systems operate, and how our nation engages with the world.
Those who set and/or influence policy can create profound change by improving things like community equity, diversity, wellbeing, security and prosperity. Our Graduate Certificate in Public Policy starts you on that path.
What will you do?
Studied over six months full-time, the graduate certificate provides a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in policy processes, analysis and design, and governance institutions.The degree is highly interdisciplinary. It integrates knowledge from the University’s world-class experts in: politics; international relations; economics; law; environmental and social sciences; strategic communications; philosophy and more. You will gain awareness of:
- the political, legal and ethical issues affecting public policy
- public policy's underlying economic principles
- effective community engagment processes.
Where could it take you?
Upon graduation you will be on your way to a career in politics or the public service. You could support policy analysis and response in a major industry body or consulting firm. Perhaps you’ll help a large company, a lobbying organisation, or not-for-profit comply with relevant policy. You could also go on to further study with our Graduate Diploma in, or Master of, Public Policy.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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I am a:
SATAC Code 3GC111 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake July Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent.SATAC Code: 3GC111
CRICOS 103555H Intake July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $13,500
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $18,500
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Consultant, Business Development Manager, Non Government Organisation Worker, PR Advisor, Consultant, Policy Adviser, Contract Manager, Policy Developer, Political Analyst, Project Manager, Diplomat, Diplomatic corps, Environment Protection Officer, Environmental Consultant, Environmental Project Officer, Social Worker, Government Policy Advisor, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser
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Last updated: Monday, 1 Mar 2021