Public Administration

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (GradCertPAdmin)

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Develop a deeper understanding of public sector administration and public policy in both developed and developing countries. 

Key details for

  • ATAR

  • Course Code

    • C1143
  • Study Mode

    • Part-time
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year part-time
  • CRICOS Code

  • Course Code

    • C1143
  • Study Mode

    • Part-time
  • Course Duration

    • 1 year part-time

Course Description

The only course of its kind in Western Australia, our Graduate Certificate in Public Administration delivers core skills and understanding of key contemporary issues in public policy, management and administration, and provides an alternative entry route for those wishing to pursue studies at the Masters level.

You will learn contemporary trends and developments in public administration, public sector management, policy research and evaluation, financial budgeting and management in both developed and developing countries. 

Upon completion you will be able to apply relevant theories in explaining and analysing real world public policy, public sector administration and management problems. 

In developing this course we have drawn on our strong relationships with local, state and federal government agencies, including the Public Sector Commission and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA).

This course will benefit anyone wishing to enter government service, as well as current government employees seeking promotion or new opportunities within the public sector, as well as those wishing to pursue Masters.

  • Location

    • Perth campus and external
  • Mid-year Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
  • School

    • School of Business and Governance
  • Qualification

    • Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (GradCertPAdmin)

Course Structure

Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. Our International Welcome Scholarship therefore offers eligible students between $8,000 and $11,000, depending on the course you study. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

Apply

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results
  • STAT Test results