If you’re looking for a rewarding career in policy in Australia or across the world this course will give you the skills, knowledge and new ways of thinking you need to make a difference.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 2 semesters part-time
Development policy can include anything from foreign aid and peace-building to promoting human rights, limiting climate change, negotiating between international corporations and much more.
In this course, you’ll explore development policy, policy analysis and management practice across a range of settings. You’ll develop the analytical, strategic and problem-solving skills you need to work in government and the not-for-profit and private sectors, in Australia and internationally.
5 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development at Murdoch
- Travel to Indonesia as part of the Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program and earn credit towards your course by putting your learning into practice.
- Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
- Study on your own terms. Classes are offered at a range of times with both intensive and traditional offerings available.
- Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, policy research and analysing data, ethical decision making, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
- You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in the development and policy industry for companies such as OXFAM and Care International.
Develop your skills
Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:
- critical approaches to development
- public sector management
- policy research and evaluation
- financial administration and budgeting.
If you’re a recent graduate expanding your knowledge in the area of policy and development, or a professional exploring a new career direction, this course will give you new professional skills and a competitive edge in your career.
You could find work in the government and public sector, the not-for-profit sector and in business, in roles such as:
- Policy Officer
- Aid Development and Implementation Officer
- Policy Evaluation Officer
- International Aid Officer
- International Community Liaison Officer.
- Perth Campus
- Not available (Domestic students)
- Not available (International students)
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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Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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.
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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