- 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
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.
- 4 units | 7 weeks each
- 8 months* part-time
- Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Oct
- $3,175** per unit, FEE-HELP available
*Dependent on individual study path and unit availability. Please speak to a Student Adviser for more information.
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.
#1 in the world for reducing inequalities.1
#2 young university in Australia.2
1Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, 2021 2THE, 2021
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.