The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is an 18-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Public Administration offered by the College of Business, Government and Law. It requires one semester of full-time study, or equivalent part-time.
It articulates with the 36-unit a Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and two 72-unit masters programs - the Master of Public Sector Management and Master of Public Policy.
Sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three levels.
Students who complete the graduate certificate normally receive credit for up to 18 units of topics should they wish to proceed with the graduate diploma or masters.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.
Admission may be granted based on prior work and voluntary experience. This will usually include several years of experience in a public sector or non-government organisation. Admission will be based on the extent to which work or voluntary experience has enabled the applicant to develop an understanding of issues in the public and non-government sectors, and policy and/or analytical skills.
Applicants who wish to be admitted on this basis need to provide:
The Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy aims to introduce the theory and practice of public policy for current and future public servants and those interested in knowing more about how policy is made.
Graduates with a Graduate Certificate in Public Policy will have the knowledge and capacity to:
The program of study comprises:
POAD8014 Public Policy (4.5 units)
Select at least one topic from:
POAD8007 Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values (4.5 units)
POAD8017 Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives (4.5 units)
POAD8137 Professional Ethics and Public Administration (4.5 units)
POAD8138 Governance and Public Policy (4.5 units)
POAD9140 Public Policy Internship (13.5 units)
Select up to 9 units from:
POAD9015 Economics and Public Policy (4.5 units)
POAD9129 Environmental Policy and Governance (4.5 units)
POAD9135 Project Governance (4.5 units)
Every effort has been made to ensure the information published on the Course Rule pages is accurate at the time of publication. Flinders University reserves the right to amend its curriculum without prior notice, and will update the Course Rules to reflect any amendments at the earliest opportunity.
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