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AIP230 - Understanding Public Policy

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Amy Nethery





Incompatible with: AIP240/340, AIP330
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


In this unit, we study public policy from three key viewpoints:

  • We investigate the relationship between government and citizens, the role of policy in the lives of citizens, and contribution of different actors to the policy making process.
  • We examine various areas of public policy in depth, analysing each in terms of policy development; actors; institutions; instruments; context (political, social, economic, historical); and human impact.
  • We develop skills central to policy work, including preparing policy briefings and conducting policy analysis.


Research and Writing Exercise, 10%, 500 words

Report, 20%, 750 words

Report, 20%, 750 words

Essay, 50%, 2000 words

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