Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development

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.

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Murdoch code

C1135

Study mode

Part Time

Duration (years)

1

Selection rank

CRICOS code

077166G
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Five-star rating

For median graduate starting salary for languages and humanities and social sciences. 3

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Overview

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.

Your career

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.

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English Requirements

You must be able to meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which may include the successful completion of a variety of English proficiency tests.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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