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Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development (GradCertPDev)


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Title Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development (GradCertPDev)
Course Code C1135
Study Level Graduate Certificate
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Yvonne Haigh | Email: Y.Haigh@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 2991

Qualification Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development (GradCertPDev)
Duration 2 semesters part-time
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
International students must commence in Semester 1 only.
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description The Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development prepares students for rewarding careers in a variety of settings. Students gain theoretical foundations, analytical and strategic thinking as well as professional knowledge appropriate for work in government, the not-for-profit and private sectors, in Australia and internationally. Students will develop expertise in development policy, policy analysis and management practice across a range of policy settings. This course is designed for recent graduates and those exploring a new career direction.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Admission to the Graduate Certificate is available to students who have a recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Course Learning Outcomes 1. Explain and appraise major approaches in public policy and development policy
2. Demonstrate analytical and interpretative skills in relation to complex problems in public policy, development policy and management practices
3. Display advanced professional, teamwork and communication skills appropriate to work in public policy, and development policy
Employment Prospects Suitable for students looking to work in the public sector, the not-for-profit sector and for professionals who work at the intersection between government and business.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 12 credit points

Core Units - 12 credit points

SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

SWM515 Public Sector Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM516 Policy Research and Evaluation - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

SWM532 Financial Administration and Budgeting - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

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