AIP740 - Policy Lessons From Overseas


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online, CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:






Incompatible with:

AIL772, AIP240, AIP340, AIP440, AIP640, AIP772

Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - online

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


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


Public policy analysis is increasingly becoming internationally comparative. This unit will therefore analyse current Australian public policy in key fields and consider ideas for changes of policy direction in those fields drawing on lessons from overseas. 

In the introductory week, we establish the premises for this unit and outline the possibilities of students arguing for and against the directions discussed in nine further weekly policy topics, prior to concluding and reflecting in the final week. These topics will cover: Early Childhood Education and Care; the equitable provision of vocational education in schools; innovation policy; skills retraining for mature-age workers displaced by job losses; taxation and regulation of natural resource wealth to meet national revenue challenges; healthier and more sustainable urban design; more balanced population distribution through regional development; the importance of aesthetics, ergonomics and nature in people’s workplace environments; greater emphasis on prevention of crime and the rehabilitation of persons convicted of crimes; and effective foreign policy including provision of extensive and quality foreign aid.

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