Postgraduate Certificate in Arts (Public Policy and Management)

Course 377PM (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Year and Campus: 2011 - Parkville
CRICOS Code: 031945E
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Duration & Credit Points: 50 credit points taken over 6 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.
Course Overview:

The postgraduate certificate provides an entry point to an articulated structure of higher degree study and may qualify graduates for entry to the postgraduate diploma.

Course coordinator:
Prof. Brian Galligan

School of Social and Political Sciences

Objectives: Students who complete the postgraduate certificate should be able to:
  • demonstrate a general understanding of public policy in the contemporary world;
  • demonstrate a general understanding of key concepts and issues involved in public policy; contact applied study of policy issues and demonstrate general skills of policy analysis and critique.

Course Structure & Available Subjects:
  • two core subjects (25 points)
  • two elective subjects (25 points)
Total 50 points - subjects are 12.5 points each, unless indicated otherwise.
Subject Options:

Core Subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1

Elective Subjects:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2011
Not offered in 2011
Entry Requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is:

  • an undergraduate degree with a major in political science or cognate discipline with a grade average of H2B (70%) or equivalent in the major.
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website:

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