Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

QUT Online's Graduate Certificate in Policy and Governance will open pathways into both policy development roles in government agencies, and policy analysis roles in political and non-government offices.You will hone skills that allow you to undertake rigorous and critically informed analyses of government policies, allowing you to play a key role in the design and successful implementation of various policies. Similarly you will have the opportunity to reinforce your understanding of the relevant ethical obligations required of a public service official.Public service roles are dynamic in nature and require public officials to possess a broad skill set. Working in areas of policy and governance, public officials need to develop a depth of knowledge that allows them to draft and analyse policies. A strong sense of ethics and practical knowledge of government services and procedures is also essential.


48 credit points (4 core units).


  • Policy and governance

Standard entry requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline
  • OrA recognised diploma (or higher qualification) in government or a related area and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience working in the public sector and/or justice
  • OrFive years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience working in the public sector or justice

Study pathways

Students may be eligible to receive advanced standing from their studies in this graduate certificate in selected masters courses.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $13,200
  • Online/Off-campus : 6 months

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