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Graduate Certificate of Public Policy

A single graduate award offered by the Crawford School of Public Policy

  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan 6192XGCPPP
  • CRICOS code 089715G
  • Minimum 24 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Academic plan 6192XGCPPP
  • CRICOS code 089715G

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Public Policy requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

24 units from completion of courses in any of the following subject areas:

CRWF Crawford School of Public Policy

EMDV Environmental Management Development

IDEC International and Development Economics

POGO Policy and Governance

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.

Or at least 10 years of work experience in an ANZSCO Skill Level 1 role.

Cognate disciplines

Anthropology, Applied Economics, Biodiversity Conservation, Development Studies, Economic Policy, Econometrics, Economics, Engineering, Geography, Human Ecology, Mathematics, Policy Studies, Political Economy, Political Sciences, Policy Studies, Population Studies, Resource Management and Environmental Science, Sociology, Statistics, Sustainability Science, Sustainable Development

English language Requirements

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students

Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework:

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities:

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Graduate Certificate of Public Policy provides knowledge and professional skills for those who wish to broaden and deepen their general or technical skills in public policy. The Graduate Certificate provides students with a wide menu of choice of Crawford School master degree courses. Students who are thinking of later proceeding on to a Master degree should consider the course-selection requirements appropriate to the various Master degrees. Course advising is available to help with these choices.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of foundational issues in the field of public policy, in Australia and globally
  2. Reflect critically on public policy issues and practical challenges in diverse contexts
  3. Demonstrate familiarity with research principles relevant to the field of public policy
  4. Identify appropriate analysis and research methods for public policy challenges
  5. Analyse political, technical or institutional policy problems from multiple perspectives
  6. Develop and communicate policy analysis or recommendations in changing policy environments
  7. Understand challenges relating to management, implementation and evaluation of public policies

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