• Offered by Policy and Governance Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Policy and Governance
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Peter Whiteford
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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This course focuses on the social policy experience of countries in the majority world, aiming to introduce participants to the ideas and institutions that shape social policy and the drivers for change. 

The course is divided into four broad streams.  The first explores the purpose of social policy, recognising that social policy operates within broad community and social structures.  The theories and philosophies that underlie social policy will also be examined within this stream.  The second stream asks what determines the nature of a country's social welfare system.  For example, what is the influence of different institutional arrangements (ie: federalism vs unitary states), and different cultural, historical or religious traditions.  The third stream identifies the key actors involved in developing social policy priorities and delivering services, exploring the relationship between them.  The fourth stream examines the drivers of change in social policy, asking under what circumstances does social policy change (ie: demographic shifts; economic and/or social crisis; regime change) and what role do NGOs and communities play in driving change?

 

This course is only available to students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and Graduate Certificate in Public Administration.

Indicative Assessment

Essay 50%, In-class quiz 20%, Tutorial assignments 30%

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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1338
2004 $2412
2005 $2988
2006 $3084
2007 $3132
2008 $3402
2009 $3570
2010 $3570
2011 $3576
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3582
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2004 $3864
2005 $3864
2006 $3864
2007 $3864
2008 $4002
2009 $4002
2010 $4134
2011 $4134
2012 $4140
2013 $4140
2014 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3708 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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