Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$13,000.00* per year (more)
* 2023 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Any Bachelor degree or higher (4.5 GPA)
  • Relevant work experience


Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2024 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 12 February 2024

About this program

This program equips professionals who work with policy or in policy roles with the skills needed to respond to the complex challenges and rapidly evolving demands of policy analysis, design and implementation. The research- led and industry engaged program draws on current thinking and real-life examples to significantly build the professional skills of those in the public and private sector. Whether you already work in government at local, state or national level, or you work with government and want to understand what drives and influences decision-making, this degree will equip you with a sophisticated understanding of how 21st Century policy-making and governance works.

Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate you will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing towards the Master of Public Administration (5580).

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3210 Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis (this program) Online, South Bank Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
5580 Master of Public Administration Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2
4200 Graduate Diploma of Public Administration Online Exit point only

Note: Progression is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This program is offered at South Bank and online. Students will be able to access course materials, participate in learning activities, lodge assessment items and access support services via Learning@Griffith. Access to a reliable computer with internet connection is essential.

My career opportunities

As a graduate, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to advance your career in government will possess an enhanced capacity to work with and for organisations that deal with government on a daily basis. You may find career opportunities in a variety of occupations throughout all levels of government, as well as specialist positions in non-government organisations such as industry organisations and lobby groups both nationally and internationally, consultants to the private sector, and in high profile positions in large private sector firms who conduct large amounts of valuable business with the public sector

Pathways to further study

Students who successfully complete this Graduate Certificate will be eligible for admission to the Master of Business (5632). Students will receive 40 credit points of credit towards the requirements of the Masters program.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis (3210)

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Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

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