Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

Are you interested in how governments can work to create a better future?
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Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is designed to nurture future leaders of government, non-profit, and private sector organisations that are aimed at pursuing the public interest.

Graduates may be employed as public policy analysts (either in economics or public administration and governance), as well as managers in public sector departments and agencies.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is designed to nurture future leaders of government, non-profit, and private sector organisations that are aimed at pursuing the public interest.

Graduates may be employed as public policy analysts (either in economics or public administration and governance), as well as managers in public sector departments and agencies.

Further Study

Students may choose to progress into the Master of Public Policy, with full credit for completed units.
Students may choose to progress into the Master of Public Policy, with full credit for completed units.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


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Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2020
$12,200.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
or
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

A successful government must design and implement policies that will further the economic, social and legal interests of its citizens. The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is designed to give graduate students an understanding of the role of the government in economic activity, public policy and legal decision making. It focuses on how the government interacts with the economy and the law and examines, for example: economic growth, stability, taxation, criminal justice, infrastructure provision, regulation, health, defence, education and social security.

About the course

Students who study public policy are driven to serve the public interest. They work in all levels of government, in the not-for-profit sector, in consulting firms and in international organisations. They can be social entrepreneurs, policy analysts, consultants to government or hold public office.

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy at UWA will give you the necessary multi-disciplinary understanding of these roles, and help you to understand, design and evaluate economic and public policies.
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 contact hours per week, plus additional hours of study and group work
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42280
CRICOS code
  • 095760G
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 contact hours per week, plus additional hours of study and group work
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42280
CRICOS code
  • 095760G
Full time/part time duration
  • 6 months
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
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The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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