- Minimum 24 Units
- Academic plan CPODA
- Post Nominal GCertPolDesAn
- CRICOS code 103871G
Mode of delivery
Field of Education
- Policy Studies
- Academic contact
The Graduate Certificate in Policy Design and Analysis requires completion of 24 units which must consist of:
Completion of the following three short courses in the pre-sessional component:
CRWF7900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy
POGO7901 Graduate Preparatory Social, Political and Policy Analysis
CRWF7902 Graduate Preparatory Economics for Public Policy
6 units from one of the following foundational courses:
POGO8401 Foundations in Public Policy
POGO8402 The Political and Institutional Architecture of Public Policy
12 units of policy and governance electives from the following list:
POGO8044 Global Social Policy
POGO8045 International Policy Making in the Shadow of the Future
POGO8136 Participation in Public Policy
POGO8138 Science, Technology and Public Policy
POGO8403 Cases in Contemporary Public Policy
POLS8046 Interest Groups, Advocacy and Public Policy
6 units of applied management courses (3 units each) from the following list:
POGO8132 Public Policy in Cities - Integrating and Governing Change
POGO8230 Gender Analysis in Public Policy
POGO8232 Persuasion for Policymakers
POGO8233 Policy Tools & Mixes
POGO8235 Engaging China: Working with Policy in the PRC
POGO8236 Public Strategy
POGO8237 Budgeting for Outcomes: Purposes, Programs and Performance
POGO8238 Fundamentals of Intergovernmental Management
POGO8239 Contemporary Challenges to Indigenous Policy
Applicants must present one of the following:
- A Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7;
- A Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7
- A Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7
- 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7
- 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
- A minimum 5 years full-time equivalent work experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program
The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.
Ranking and English language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 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. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
- a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
- demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support
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: www.aqf.edu.au.
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.
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: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications.
Applicants who have completed a degree in a cognate discipline from a recognised university may be eligible to receive coursework credit towards this degree, in line with the ANU Coursework Award Rules.
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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 in Policy Design and Analysis is a qualification for early-career professionals seeking to start or advance their careers in government and public sector organisations. It equips graduates with the skills they need to confront local, national and global policy challenges of the twenty-first century. On completing the program, graduates will understand the ideas and theories that shape current policy practice and be able to navigate the national and global institutional architecture that governs public affairs. The multidisciplinary curriculum is delivered by a team of leading scholars in policy studies, governance, political development, and public sector leadership with deep expertise in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. The program articulates to the Master of Public Policy.
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.
Australian Commonwealth and state governments; Social enterprises and Not-for-Profits; Advocacy organizations; International agencies
Demonstrate understanding of the processes, institutions, and politics that shape contemporary public policy and governance
Analyse and evaluate how policy and governance problems are framed, defined and managed
Develop knowledge of policy instruments and the necessary institutional and political conditions for effective implementation
Develop and apply communication and analytical skills to operate effectively in contemporary policy and governance professions