Graduate Certificate in Public Administration

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

The only course of its kind in Western Australia, our Graduate Certificate in Public Administration delivers core skills and understanding of key contemporary issues in public policy, management and administration, and provides an alternative entry route for those wishing to pursue studies at the Masters level. You will learn contemporary trends and developments in public administration, public sector management, policy research and evaluation, financial budgeting and management in both developed and developing countries. Upon completion you will be able to apply relevant theories in explaining and analysing real world public policy, public sector administration and management problems. In developing this course we have drawn on our strong relationships with local, state and federal government agencies, including the Public Sector Commission and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA). This course will benefit anyone wishing to enter government service, as well as current government employees seeking promotion or new opportunities within the public sector, as well as those wishing to pursue Masters.


Course Structure - 12 credit points


  • Public Sector Management
  • Financial Administration and Budgeting
  • Policy Research and Evaluation
  • Comparative Governance and Public Administration

Standard entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Or equivalent training/experience

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