Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

Boost your skills and knowledge in public policy, management and administration to pursue a career where you can make a difference in the world. This is the only course of its kind in Western Australia.

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Murdoch code

C1143

Study mode

Part Time

Duration (years)

1

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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

Fascinated by how the world works? In this course, you’ll analyse the role and structure of governments throughout the world.

You’ll also explore the latest trends and developments in public administration, public sector management, policy research and evaluation, financial budgeting and management in both developed and developing countries.

You’ll develop a deeper understanding of public sector administration and public policy, so you can explain and analyse the unique set of challenges that governments face with public policy, public sector administration and management.

6 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration at Murdoch

  • This course is unique to Murdoch and not offered anywhere else in WA.
  • This course has been developed in consultation through our partnerships with local, state and federal government agencies, including the Public Sector Commission and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA).
  • Study on your own terms. Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life.
  • Our classes can be taken intensively so you can complete your studies faster.
  • Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and analysing data, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in government, the public sector and the not for profit sector.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • comparative governance and public administration
  • public sector management
  • policy research and evaluation
  • financial administration and budgeting.

Your career

Whether you are pursuing a new career in the government or public sector, or are currently working within it, this course will give you additional knowledge and skills in public administration and evaluation to take your career to the next level. This course could also be a pathway to study at a Master level.

You could find work in the government and public sector, the not-for-profit sector and in business.

Careers could include:

  • Policy Officer
  • Policy Evaluation Officer
  • Strategic and Implementation Officer
  • Public Sector Manager
  • Public Sector Liaison Manager.

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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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