Public Policy

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Public Policy

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy must complete 24 credit points, including 12 credit points of compulsory core units of study and 12 credit points of elective core units of study.
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy must complete 48 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study, 24 credit points of core elective units of study and 12 credit points of elective units of study.
Candidates for the Master of Public Policy must complete 96 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units of study, at least 30 credit points of core elective units of study, a maximum of 42 credit points of elective units of study which can include an optional major as listed in the unit of study table and a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

Core Unit of Study

GOVT6316
Policy Making, Power and Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6331
Public Management and Governance
6      Semester 1

Core Elective Units of Study

GOVT6150
Comparative Democratic Politics
6      Intensive March
GOVT6156
Governance and Civil Society
6      Semester 1
GOVT6301
Public Sector Ethics and Corruption
6      Semester 2
GOVT6311
Issues in Public Policy
6      Semester 2
GOVT6313
Leadership in Theory and Practice
6      Semester 2
GOVT6316
Policy Making, Power and Politics
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6319
Governance and Public Policy Making
6      Semester 2
GOVT6357
International Policy Making
6      Semester 1
GOVT6358
Comparative Migration Policy
6      Semester 2
CHSC6909
Government and Public Services in China
6    CHSC6901 and CHSC6904 
CHSC6908 
Semester 2
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6      Semester 2

Elective Units of Study

GOVT6108
Democracy and Development in SE Asia
6      Semester 2
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6      Semester 2
GOVT6121
Northeast Asian Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6135
Global Environmental Politics
6      Semester 1
CISS6002
Strategy & Security in the Asia-Pacific
6      Semester 1
CISS6004
Health and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6006
Statebuilding and 'Fragile States'
6      Semester 2
CISS6008
Population and Security
6      Semester 2
CISS6011
Special Topic in International Security
6      Summer Main
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security
6    GOVT6154  Intensive November
CISS6015
Alliances and Coalition Warfare
6      Semester 2
CISS6016
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
6      Semester 2
CISS6018
Nuclear Arms Control & Non-proliferation
6      Semester 2
GCST6901
Cultural Policy
6      Semester 1
GOVT6108
Democracy and Development in SE Asia
6      Semester 2
GOVT6111
Chinese Politics
6    CHSC6901 for Master of China Public Administration and Master of China Studies  Semester 1
GOVT6119
International Security
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6223
Topics in Environmental Politics
6      Semester 2
GOVT6304
Development and World Politics
6      Semester 2
ARTS7000
Academic Communication for Postgraduates
6   

It is strongly advised that all students enrolling in this elective complete it during their first semester of study, or in Summer or Winter school when available. ARTS7000 is recommended for two main groups: 1) International postgraduate students who have not completed their Bachelor award at a university where English was the medium of instruction. 2) Domestic postgraduates who have not been in an academic environment for a prolonged period of time.
Semester 1
Semester 2
GOVT6108
Democracy and Development in SE Asia
6      Semester 2
CISS6001
New Security Challenges
6      Semester 2
CISS6016
Chinese Foreign and Security Policy
6      Semester 2
CISS6018
Nuclear Arms Control & Non-proliferation
6      Semester 2
GOVT6111
Chinese Politics
6    CHSC6901 for Master of China Public Administration and Master of China Studies  Semester 1
GOVT6136
Asia Pacific Politics
6      Semester 1
GOVT6220
The State, Secession, and Civil War
6      Semester 1