Develop a deeper understanding of public sector administration and public policy in both developed and developing countries.
- 1 year part-time
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.
- Perth campus and external
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Business and Governance
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.
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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