Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy

Course summary for international students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy
Deakin course code A516

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy emphasises a dual focus on politics and public policy and offers units designed to appeal to public sector, business, NGO and community sector managers and leaders, and those wishing to acquire new skills. Core units explore public policy analysis frameworks, the development and implementation of public policy under conditions of democratic governance, governance and accountability, and intergovernmental relations. You will undertake practical training focused on the relations between government, the private sector and community organisations, and between different levels of government. Units in the course are designed to give you a solid background in politics and policy while also building your skills so that you are a well-trained, highly competent and confident graduate. The focus on democratic governance within contemporary contexts characterised by rapid change and globalisation distinguishes this course from traditional public policy studies. 

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of units, comprising 2 core units and 2 elective units.

Course structure

Notes: Continuing students (enrolled prior to 2011) may need to refer to the 2010 Handbook entry for this course and contact Student Services office for further course advice.

Core units

Trimester 1

AIP740Public Policy Analysis

Trimester 1 and Trimester 3

AIP773Governance and Accountability

Elective units

AIP746Challenges to Democratic Governance

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

AIP748Intergovernmental Relations

AIP777Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility

AIP780Managing Public Expenditure

AIP781Political Communication

AIP782Engaging for Change

AIP783Rethinking Government

AIP784Executive Government

 

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