single degree

Graduate Certificate of Asia-Pacific Economies

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

  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan GCAPE
  • Post Nominal GCertAsPacEc
  • CRICOS code 114600F
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Economics
  • Academic contact
  • Minimum 24 Units
  • Academic plan GCAPE
  • Post Nominal GCertAsPacEc
  • CRICOS code 114600F
  • Mode of delivery
    • Multi-Modal
  • Field of Education
    • Economics
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Graduate Certificate of Asia-Pacific Economies requires completion of 24 units which must consist of:

Completion of the following pre-sessional component:

CRWF7900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

CRWF7902 Graduate Preparatory Economics for Public Policy


A minimum of 6 units from the following courses on Asia-Pacific economies:

IDEC8021 The Chinese Economy

IDEC8035 Islamic Economies in Practice

A maximum of 18 units from the following contextual courses:

CRWF8000 Government, Markets and Global Change

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts

IDEC8003 Issues in Development Policy

NSPO8032 Geoeconomics and National Security

POGO8015 Foreign Direct Investment Policy

POGO8213 The Global Trading System

POGO8220 Issues in Japanese Policy

Admission Requirements

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. Applicants must present one of the following:

  • Bachelor or international equivalent with GPA 4/7; or
  • Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
  • Graduate Certificate or international equivalent with a GPA 4/7; or
  • 24 units of courses in a postgraduate program a GPA of 4/7; or
  • 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
  • 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 4.5/7.0.

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

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.

Cognate Disciplines

Applied Economics, Econometrics, Economic Policy, Economics, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics

Annual indicative fee for domestic students

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Annual indicative fee for international students

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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.

Join an internationally-renowned network of leading economic practitioners and researchers at the Crawford School of Public Policy. This Graduate Certificate will equip you with skills to analyse economies in the Asia-Pacific region – the world’s most populous region and one that is experiencing rapid change. You will gain an understanding of markets, policies, and how to analyse policy challenges in economies in the Asia-Pacific. The program is suited to both students with an economics background and those without prior study of economics.

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, 2024

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. Apply economic logic and tools to analyse key issues in economies in the region.
  3. Construct arguments that build off the academic literature on Asia-Pacific economies.
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