single degree

Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance

A single graduate award offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CTEGO
  • Post Nominal GCTechGov
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Justice Administration
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan CTEGO
  • Post Nominal GCTechGov
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Justice Administration
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

6 units for the completion of the following compulsory course:

REGN8014 Contemporary Issues in Technology Governance

18 units from completion of the following courses on Regulation and Governance:

REGN8021 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis for Regulators (3 units)

REGN8022 Governance in a Complex and Uncertain World (6 units)

REGN8024 Regulating Nuclear Capabilities (6 units)

REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)

REGN8050 Policy and Practice of Regulation (6 units)

REGN8052 Regulation and Governance (6 units)

REGN8054 Corporations, Power, Regulation (3 units)

REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance (3 units)

NSPO8009 Cyber and Emerging Technologies in National Security (6 units)

POGO8138 Science, Technology and Public Policy (6 units)

Admission Requirements

Applicants who do not hold a bachelor degree or an international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 may apply to admission based on:

a) Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

b) Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or

c) 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7; or

d) Graduate Records Examination (GRE) General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing and a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or

e) A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.

If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.

Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


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.

Credit Granted

Not applicable to Graduate Certificates.

Cognate Disciplines

anthropology, Asian studies, applied data studies, criminology, cybernetics, development studies, international relations, law, Pacific studies, political science, policy studies, psychology, security studies, sociology

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see:


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.

Technology has changed everyday life—in business, in government, at home and at work. Although the rapid growth of digital and physical technologies is full of promise, it also presents risks. Maximising the benefits of digital transformation and innovation requires a new generation of leaders working across public, private and nonprofit sectors.


The Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance is designed to upskill working professionals and recent graduates so they can address these new and pressing societal challenges. It provides conceptual tools for responsibly managing the opportunities and dangers of critical, disruptive and emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, biotechnology, fintech and RegTech. The curriculum offers many opportunities to consider and evaluate best practices across domains of commerce, digital identity, food systems, government services, justice, public health and security.


Taught by experts based at the world-renowned School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet), the Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance is a rich transdisciplinary training experience. Students learn how to combine evidence-informed regulatory frameworks with cutting-edge research to analyse real-world problems. By integrating different disciplines and perspectives, graduates are uniquely positioned to assess and respond to complex issues that resonate now and in the future.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

This program is available for applications to commence from First Semester, 2023

Employment Opportunities

The Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance is designed for working professionals and recent graduates seeking to advance their careers in data governance, digital transformation and technological change. It provides skills that are transferable to legislative and regulatory affairs, policy design and analysis, industry, civil society and advocacy. Relevant employers include Commonwealth and State Digital Transformation Departments; Federal and State-level policy units, including Better Regulation units and offices; Compliance and Enforcement offices; and organisations tasked with supporting cybersecurity and privacy, data protection and governance, digital economic activities and health and consumer safety. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse and evaluate current debates and thinking about technology governance, as well as their political and social dimensions.

  2. Reflect on these debates in relation to the practical challenges of regulating critical, disruptive and emerging technologies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, transnationally and globally. 

  3. Identify and apply appropriate analysis and governance recommendations relating to technoscientific innovation.

  4. Develop innovative recommendations for regulating different technologies and effectively communicate responses to external audiences.

Further Information

Please note that as this Graduate Certificate is not offered on a full-time basis. International applicants on a Student Visa are unable to apply.

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