Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy

Course summary for current students

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeA616

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The emphasis of this course is on the development and implementation of public policy under conditions of democratic governance. Students gain an understanding and practical training focused on the relations between government, the private sector and community organisations and between different levels of government (municipal, state, national, and international). Particular attention is given to the challenges posed by the normative requirements of democracy. The focus on democratic governance within contemporary contexts characterised by rapid change and globalisation distinguishes this course from traditional public policy studies which concentrate primarily on public sector management. Units in the course are grouped into five categories: public policy, government relations, local governance, community development, and global politics. In most units, a comparative approach is employed that situates Australian experiences within an international context.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy (A516)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:
  • 2 credit point of a compulsory core unit; and
  • 6 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below

Specialisations

To qualify for a Specialisation within the Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 2 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 6 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below, including at least 4 credit points from a specialisation


Specialisations are available in the following areas:

Public Policy

Government Relations
Local Governance
Community Development

Global Politics


Students who complete a specialisation of four (4) credit points will have the specialisation indicated on their academic transcript.

Course structure

Core units


Trimester 1

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Trimester 2

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Electives

 

Select 6 credit points from the following list of electives:

Trimester 1

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Trimester 2

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AIP776Unit description is currently unavailable *

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Trimester 3

 

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* Not offered in 2010.

Details of specialisations

Public Policy

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Government Relations

AIP717Unit description is currently unavailable

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AIP777Unit description is currently unavailable

ALR782Unit description is currently unavailable *''

 

* this unit not offered in 2010

Local Governance

AIA718Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP745Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP748Unit description is currently unavailable

HSH724Unit description is currently unavailable

Community Development

ASD704Unit description is currently unavailable

ASD705Unit description is currently unavailable

ASD711Unit description is currently unavailable

ASD712Unit description is currently unavailable

Global Politics

AIH760Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP717Unit description is currently unavailable

AIP776Unit description is currently unavailable *

AIR707Unit description is currently unavailable

 

*Not offered in 2010

 

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