Build on your public policy foundations. Gain comprehensive and in-demand critical skills required to research and evaluate public policy with flexible and accelerated learning from Australia’s home of policy.
- Learn practical skills to deliver constructive policies
- Gain multidisciplinary policy knowledge
- Understand how to respond to contemporary challenges
- Harness 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.
By undertaking the University of Canberra’s online Graduate Diploma in Public Policy, you can build on your foundation in public policy with comprehensive knowledge in data analytics, fundamental economic modelling, policy analysis and evaluation – all supported by the expertise of leading policy practitioners.
- 8 units | 7 weeks each
- 16 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
Policy analysis and evaluation
Learn to address critical questions about how we interpret findings from policy analysis and evaluation to provide a sound evidence base for policy-making.
Communicating policy expertise
Understand the art of effectively communicating public policy initiatives, goals and outcomes between governments, other public sector departments, NGOs and the community.
Co-design and deliberative engagement
Investigate the power and limits of participatory forms of policy-making, and reflect on what it means to collaborate meaningfully with different stakeholders today.
Understanding of public policy governance and law
Gain an understanding of the intersection between Australian public law and public policy in various areas, as well as current debates for reform.