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Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development

Murdoch University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 077166G

Level of study: Postgraduate


Development policy can include anything from foreign aid and peace-building to promoting human rights, limiting climate change, negotiating between international corporations and much more.

In this course, you’ll explore development policy, policy analysis and management practice across a range of settings. You’ll develop the analytical, strategic and problem-solving skills you need to work in government and the not-for-profit and private sectors, in Australia and internationally.

5 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Policy and Development at Murdoch

  • Travel to Indonesia as part of the Study Indonesia Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) program and earn credit towards your course by putting your learning into practice.
  • Choose full-time, part-time, on-campus or online options to help you fit study into your working life. If you’re an international student, you’ll need to study full-time to meet your visa requirements.
  • Study on your own terms. Classes are offered at a range of times with both intensive and traditional offerings available.
  • Get involved in free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, policy research and analysing data, ethical decision making, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.
  • You’ll be taught by leading academics who have worked in the development and policy industry for companies such as OXFAM and Care International.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • critical approaches to development
  • public sector management
  • policy research and evaluation
  • financial administration and budgeting.

Your career

If you’re a recent graduate expanding your knowledge in the area of policy and development, or a professional exploring a new career direction, this course will give you new professional skills and a competitive edge in your career.

You could find work in the government and public sector, the not-for-profit sector and in business, in roles such as:

  • Policy Officer
  • Aid Development and Implementation Officer
  • Policy Evaluation Officer
  • International Aid Officer
  • International Community Liaison Officer.

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 14,400 Per Year
Start date: Expected August 2023
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 0.5 years

Murdoch University

Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150

Entry criteria

Admission to the Graduate Certificate is available to students who have a recognised Bachelor degree in any area.

English Language requirements: IELTS overall 6.0 with no band below 6.0; CAE - 169 overall with no band below 169; PTE - 50 with no band below 50; TOEFL IBT - 73 with no band less than 18; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Paper Based (TOEFL - Paper Based) - 534 (Test of Written English not less than 4.5); OET - OET with a minimum of C (250-290) in each of the four components.

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Murdoch University
Perth Campus
90 South Street Perth Western Australia 6150