AIP704 - Making Policy


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: AIP747
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities equivalent to 1-hour per week


This unit explains the process of Policy Making as distinct from most other units in this degree which are concerned with policy content and particular policy issues. This unit therefore considers, and critically engages with, a conventional classification of eight stages in ‘the policy cycle’. Students will be encouraged to identify into which stages of the cycle various particular policy activities are best classified. The relative importance in determining outcomes of different ‘policy actors’ will be discussed and analysed. The need for effective policy evaluation, and challenges in how to achieve this, will be given particular attention.

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