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AIP230 - Public Policy in Australia

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:R Wise




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.


The policy decisions and activities of governments affect all aspects of the lives of citizens. At the same time, non-government actors including firms and interest groups - from the local through to the global - participate extensively in the policy process, with the boundary between public and private action contested and uncertain. This unit examines a range of important, contemporary policy issue areas such as the environment, health, welfare, employment and the economy. The aim is to provide an introduction to the tools and theories of public policy, focusing on questions of power, policy networks, intergovernmental relations, the influence of market models, and the debates over governance and the 'regulatory state'.


Policy analysis proposal, 500 words, 10%

Policy analysis, 2000 words, 50%

Policy briefing, 1000 words, 30%

Seminar participation, 10%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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