Deakin University

Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Discover how you can shape the future of public life through Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Politics and Policy. Combining contemporary theory with industry-relevant skills, this course will equip you with the foundation knowledge to understand the complex machinations of the contemporary democratic system and its most pressing challenges. You’ll also gain the professional skills required to develop, execute and evaluate policymaking across vital public sectors including education and employment.


4 credit points of student comprising 2 core units and 2 course electives


  • Making policy
  • Rethinking democracy
  • Policy lessons from overseas
  • Intergovernmental relations
  • Governance and accountability
  • Political communication

Standard entry requirements

Bachelor degree in any discipline OR at least two years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)

Study pathways

Credit for prior learning will be granted in accordance with university policy

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Cloud(online) No
  • Part-time : 1 year
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Fee comments

Campuses: Cloud(online).

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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