The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy is designed to give graduate students a multidisciplinary understanding of the role of the government in economic activity, public policy decision making and law. It focuses on how the government interacts with the economy and society, through for example, economic growth, stability, taxation, infrastructure provision, regulation, sociolegal issues, health, defence, education and social security.
- Course title
- Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- Postgraduate certificate
- Current / 2023
- Administered by
- UWA Business School
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- Full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 0.5 years
- Time limit
- 2 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Andrew Williams, Associate Professor Jeannette Taylor and Dr Marilyn Bromberg
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.
Key to availability of units:
- Semester 1
- not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
- non-standard teaching period
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take 24 points from this group.
|Availability||Unit code||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||ECON5514||Economic Research and Evaluation Methods||
||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|N/A||ECON5515||Economic Growth and Institutions||None||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S1||ECON5516||The Economics of Public Policy||None||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|NS||LAWS4227||Foundations of Law and Legal Institutions||
||This unit is delivered intensively in 'flipped mode' and is offered twice a year. 10 online modules are to be completed in advance (opening two weeks before) of two face-to-face sessions which will run 23 and 24 February 2023 and 20-21 July 2023. Students must attend the face-to-face sessions.|
|NS||LAWS5215||Theory & Practice of Risk Regulation||None||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 11-14 April 2023|
|NS||LAWS5223||Theories of Justice and Punishment||
||This unit will run . Attendance at all sessions is 7,14,21,28 August. Attendance Compulsory|
|NS||LAWS5260||Intersections of Law, Policy and Government||None||Online modules for this unit will open Late February Attendance required 16 March 2023 Online, 27April-2May 2023 on campus.|
|NS||POLS5501||The Politics of Public Policy||
||Seminars for this unit are delivered intensively|
|S1||POLS5503||Public Administration||None||Seminars: delivered intensively|
|NS||POLS5505||Regulation and Governance||None||seminar classes: 6 X 3 hour weekly interactive workshops|
See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
Admission ranking and selection
5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
Articulations and exit awards
6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:
7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.
(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances
(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';
(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';
(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 8 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction
12. This rule is not applicable to this course.
13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).