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C11263v1 Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy (GradCertAppPol)
UAC code: 940133 (Spring session)
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Notes

This course is not offered to international students.


Overview
Career options
Admission requirements
Credit recognition
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy, offered by the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS: IPPG), is designed for current or aspiring professionals and practitioners in the public, private and non-profit sectors seeking to enhance their knowledge, skills base and career opportunities.

The course has an applied focus which is theoretically underpinned. It includes active approaches to learning including policy debates, case studies, role plays, group discussions, presentations and guest speakers. The course is informed by the applied policy and social research experience of the UTS: IPPG with government, industry and the community in the Australian context and internationally.

The course offers students the opportunity to critically apply their learning to case studies drawn from UTS: IPPG's research program and their own workplaces to innovate solutions.

The course utilises several teaching formats, including intensive block mode and online delivery, designed by academics, practitioners and industry leaders. Most subjects are offered in flexible mode and delivered blocks or online for more effective integration of study and work commitments.

Career options

This course was developed in response to the increased boundary-spanning of middle and executive management across government, industry and non-profit sectors. Industry actively sought out IPPG to develop a course addressing this gap. It is highly applicable to professionals working in a range of settings, including state and local government, planning, peak bodies, community and non-government organisations and sector-specific career professionals.

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

In addition, applicants need to provide:

  • a CV demonstrating relevant experience, and
  • a personal statement (max. 300 words) addressing their reasons for wanting to undertake the Graduate Certificate in Applied Policy. If applicable, detail should be provided about general or professional qualifications that demonstrate potential to pursue graduate studies.

Applicants who do not satisfy the academic requirements may be considered on the ability to demonstrate equivalency through a minimum of three years' relevant work experience.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

Credit recognition

Students who have completed relevant previous studies (such as relevant postgraduate studies at a recognised institution or eligible UTS short courses) may apply to the course coordinator for credit recognition.

Course duration and attendance

The course is offered on a one-year, part-time basis.

Course structure

Students must complete 24 credit points made up of four subjects.

Course completion requirements

STM91196 Core subjects (Applied Policy) 24cp
Total 24cp

Course program

The following example shows a typical one-year, part-time program.

Autumn commencing
Year 1
Autumn session
15627 Policy and Resources   6cp
15628 Evidence and Decision Making   6cp
Spring session
15625 Contemporary Policy Challenges   6cp
15626 Policy in Practice   6cp
Spring commencing
Year 1
Spring session
15625 Contemporary Policy Challenges   6cp
15626 Policy in Practice   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
15627 Policy and Resources   6cp
15628 Evidence and Decision Making   6cp

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS: Institute for Public Policy and Governance
Academic Programs Officer
telephone + 61 2 9514 1659