Graduate Certificate in Policy Analysis

Program code

3210

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

1 year part-time (online only)

Credit points

40

Indicative fee

$15,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

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

    (more)

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

About this program

COVID-19 and Travel Restrictions for commencing students only

In 2022, this program is available for commencement and study from outside Australia while border restrictions remain in place.

Arrangements for continuing students unable to travel to Australia will be advised by the School.


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 online. It is not available to international students studying in Australia on a student visa. 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.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
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 (two full-time trimesters).

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
  • An International 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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Changing programs

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

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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