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|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy|
|Campus||This course is only offered off campus|
|Length||1 year part time|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2014||$17,480/0.5 EFTSL-$8740* - Full-fee paying place|
Arts and Education Postgraduate Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries
Tel 03 9244 6007
or 03 9251 7071
Peter Haeusler, +61 3 924 46756, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Course Director for matters relating specifically to the academic content of this course - all enrolment related queries must go to the Student Support Office.
|Deakin course code||A516|
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.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.
This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of compulsory core units.
Notes: Continuing students (enrolled prior to 2011) may need to refer to the 2010 Handbook entry for this course and contact Student Support office for further course advice Tel 03 9244 6007 or 03 9251 7071 email@example.com
|AIP746||Challenges to Democratic Governance|
|AIP740||Public Policy Analysis|
|AIP773||Governance and Accountability|
To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy applicants require:
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning Systemwhich outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Applications for credit transfer will be considered depending on the quality and subject matter of the student's prior qualifications and professional experience.
The Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma and the Masters of Politics and Policy comprise a suite of fully articulated courses. Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy will lead to entry into either the Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy or the Master of Politics and Policy with up to 4 credit points for credit transfer. Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma of Politics and Policy will lead to entry into the Master of Politics and Policy with up to 8 credit points for credit transfer.
Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.
Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.