Course highlights

  • Learn the foundations of public policy
  • Identify strategies to improve policy-making
  • Understand the path to addressing contemporary challenges
  • Recognise the power of data to leverage policy
  • Learn in-demand skills in data analytics
  • Study online around your life and work

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OVERVIEW

Public policy is where lasting change is made.

With the University of Canberra’s online Graduate Certificate in Public Policy, you can build your knowledge in data analytics, extend your understanding in equity and leadership frameworks and gain a strong foundation in research, briefings and policy planning.

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QUICK FACTS

  • icon-online-study   4 units | 7 weeks each
  • icon-online-study  8 months* part-time
  • icon-online-study   Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
  • icon-online-study  $3,175** per unit, FEE-HELP available

*Dependent on individual study path and unit availability. Please speak to a Student Adviser for more information.
 

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The University of Canberra is an ambitious university for ambitious people.

Our practical, supported and accelerated online courses are designed to deliver outcomes that create real impact and inspire real change in the world around us. UC postgraduate courses are not only delivered online – they are career-relevant and designed for demand so you can apply your learning faster.

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#1 in the world for reducing inequalities.1

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#2 young university in Australia.2

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1Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, 2021  2THE, 2021

Learning outcomes

  • Gain the foundations of public policy
    Build core competencies in public policy, governance, equity and public participation.

  • Recognise equity concerns
    Examine the concept of equity from multiple standpoints, its expression in policy and how these concepts continue to change over time.

  • Engage in evidence-based policy design
    Understand rudimentary concepts, techniques and methods employed in policy analysis, and evaluate the credibility of policy analysis as an understanding of policy-making in the real world.

  • Learn data analytics relevant to policy-making
    Know how to summarise highlights, identify patterns and trends, interpret data, understand its quality and limitations, and communicate these meaningfully to policymakers.

Graduate Certificate
Description of the Course + 4 Number of units or continue studying

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services. 

Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Master of Health Services Management
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Health Services Management

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services.