Contemporary public policy professionals are required to deliver innovative solutions to policy-related challenges employing advanced critical thinking, evaluation and research skills to communicate policy-related matters and advocacy in a range of formats to professional and non-professional audiences. The Graduate Certificate of Public Policy offers foundation practical knowledge and skills for careers in a range of policy making, governance and management sectors. The degree builds essential skills in critical thinking, writing and presentation in multicultural settings designed to enhance learning success and career capabilities.
Postgraduate - Course
This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Admission and fees
Course progression map
0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
You have a maximum of 3 years to complete this course.
Mode and location
Graduate Certificate of Public Policy
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://monash.edu/pubs/handbooks/alignmentofoutcomes.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:
- dentify and explain policy development challenges relevant to diverse business, professional and public policy communities
- apply critical thinking, evaluation and research skills to real-world, policy-related challenges
- communicate policy-related matters and advocacy in a range of formats to professional and non-professional audiences
- recognise and develop leadership capacity in cross-cultural competence, effective team engagement, and ethical values.
Students complete four core units which provide knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required of skilled practitioners working in a range of fields addressing public policy.
The course progression mapcourse progression map (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2019handbooks/maps/map-a4011.pdf) will assist you to plan to meet the course requirements, and guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.
Units are 12 points unless otherwise stated.
You must complete 24 points of study from the following units:
- Foundations of public policy
- Policy analysis and evaluation
- Public sector reform
Progression to further studies
Students who successfully complete the Graduate Certificate of Public Policy will be eligible for admission at entry point 2 into the Master of Public Policy.