UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
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 / 2020
- Administered by
- Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
- 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
- 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.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take 24 points from this group.
|Availability||Unitcode||Unitname||Unit requirements||Contact hours|
|S1||ECON5514||Economic Research and Evaluation Methods||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S2||ECON5515||Economic Growth and Institutions||seminars: 3 hours per week|
|S2||ECON5516||The Economics of Public Policy||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 of two face-to-face sessions which will run 20-21 February and 23-24 July. Students must attend the face-to-face sessions.|
|NS||LAWS5215||Regulation: Theories and Practices||Students must attend every day of the intensive period 14-15 and 21-22 May. Refer to the timetable website for further information.|
|NS||LAWS5223||Theories of Justice and Punishment||Teaching dates for this unit are 28 August and 4,11,18,25 September. Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.|
|NS||POLS5501||Public Policy||Seminars for this unit are delivered intensively|
|NS||POLS5503||Public Administration||Seminars: delivered intensively|
|NS||POLS5505||Regulation and Governance||seminar classes: 6 X 3 hour weekly interactive workshops|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
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).
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.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 42280 Graduate Certificate in Public Policy (24 points)
- 42580 Master of Public Policy (96 points)
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least 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 ACE 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.
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.