Diploma of Public Policy (R2F)

Overview  2018

ATAR

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Clearly-in Rank

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

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  Australian Qualification Framework level: 5

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Diploma of Public Policy is offered by the College of Arts and Law at the Hobart campus, the Launceston campus and via flexible delivery. It can be undertaken on part-time basis over 1.5 years or a maximum of 4 consecutive years. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.

The Diploma offers undergraduate students the opportunity to obtain a career relevant qualification in public policy, which will enhance their Bachelor degree. It will introduce students to the fundamental components of our political system and the theory and practice of policy making in Australia. It focuses on the contemporary topics of governance and public policy analysis and aims to develop students' understanding of the political, social, economic and organisational processes that shape public policy

Career outcomes

The course prepares students for careers in areas such as analysing, developing and advising on policy options for national, state and local government, consulting on social and environmental issues, government relations for non-governmental agencies and strategic planning in government and non-government sectors.

Course structure

The structure of the Diploma of Public Policy comprises of 25 pts at Introductory level, 25 pts at Intermediate level and 50 pts at Advanced level - a total of 100 points.

Diploma of Public Policy: Theme Areas

The theme areas elaborated below are designed to assist students in selecting their electives for the degree. They do not constitute formal programs within the Diploma. The three theme areas represent teaching and research concentrations within the School of Social Sciences.

Sustainability Governance

HPP212/312 Environmental Politics and Policy

HIR210/310 Global Environmental Governance

HPP208/308 Sustainability Governance: Politics, Policy

HPP209/309 Politics of Activism

Politics

HPP215/315 American Politics

HPP205/305 Contemporary Australian Politics

HPP212/312 Environmental Politics and Policy

HPJ210/310 Media and Politics

HPP209/309 Politics of Activism

International Governance

HPP215/315 American Politics

HPP214/314 Governing the Antarctic and Oceans

HIR205/305 Australian Foreign Policy

HIR210/310 Global Environmental Governance

HPP209/309 Politics ofActivism

Schedule

Core Introductory Unit:

This unit provides an introduction to contemporary political concepts, debates and practices. It examines the Australian political system and compares it with other major liberal democracies such as the United States. It focuses on important policy challenges confronting advanced democracies…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

PLUS a choice of one of the following (HIR101 recommended). Total Introductory 25pts:

We live in an uncertain era during which global issues increasingly affect our daily lives. Forces associated with globalisation and the rise of international institutions as important collective decision-making bodies have all undermined the sovereign state's position as the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the study of journalism and news media. Students will analyse news media from a range of perspectives, including that of the journalist, the audience, the industry, and the media researcher. The unit employs media and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Sociology is essential for understanding the turbulence, change, diversity and mobility of the modern world. Sociology offers a precise way to understand, track and assess how ever-changing aspirations, technologies and economies impact on our social relations and cultures. In Sociology…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

What is ‘Asia’? Where is ‘Asia’? These seem like obvious questions but – as you will learn in this unit – the answers are not so straightforward.And what does ‘Asia’ mean to the many countries in the Asian region? In…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

From the Italian Renaissance in the late Middle Ages to the rise of European nationalism in the nineteenth century, this unit explores the history of Early Modern Europe – a crucial period in shaping both Europe and the world we…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

To give students a "feel" for the study of the law. This includes understanding approaches to legal problems and issues, classification of various areas of the law, skills that need to be developed to study law, the scope and dynamics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hobart5 Week Session Nov
HobartIntensive Session Jun
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Complete the following unit

This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one of the following two units

This unit introduces students to the study of political ideologies focusing on some of the major ideological frameworks that have and continue to guide political action in the modern era. In the unit, students will consider liberal, conservative and other…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Examines how social issues in contemporary Australia are constructed and interpreted across their social, cultural, political and moral dimensions. The unit examines the role of discourses in the construction of social issues, social groups and social arenas as social problems…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Advanced Units.  Total 50 points:
A choice of four of the following:

This unit builds upon research strategies introduced in XBR212 Interdisciplinary Social Research. Students will develop social research skills in major qualitative and quantitative methods in the social sciences. Qualitative and quantitative research design, data collection, data analysis and interpretation of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the evolution of Australian foreign policy, Australia's key partnerships and relationships both in its own region and beyond, as well as some of the emerging challenges that must…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the globalisation of environmental problems, broader governance approaches to global environmental policy, including the links between trade and environment. Students will gain an understanding of issues of international environmental governance, global political economy and ecology. The unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit explores the vitally important role that the media plays in our political system and in our society. Better understanding this relationship, which is often testy, will equip students with the skills to see past the sound-bites and spin,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Adopting a case study approach comprising a broad range of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines why and how the state, bureaucracies, markets, interest groups, NGOs, communities and networks are evolving in response to complex public policy problems and general trends in 'governance'. Students will be introduced to theoretical lenses and models for…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit has two central goals. First, it aims to provide students with an introduction to comparative politics. Second, it seeks to provide students with advanced knowledge of politics in contrasting parts of the world. The unit consists of three…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores broad ranging and contemporary aspects of Australian politics and policy, including democratic principles and Australian institutions, values and Australian culture, the Australian electoral system and campaigns, forms of political representation and the role of lobby groups, the…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit examines the idea of 'sustainability' and the politics, policy and practices that transform the concept into reality on the ground. Divided into three modules, the unit commences with an exploration of the contested nature of sustainability as articulated…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Public participation has become an important component of contemporary politics and policy making. Globalisation and technology have also introduced new formulations of civic engagement such as 'cyber-participation' and 'hactivism'. This unit critically engages students with theories and debates that surround…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit takes an environmental justice perspective in introducing students to the dynamics that shape contemporary environmental policy (including green politics) with broad appeal to students of politics and policy, justice studies, environmental studies and science. The roles of politics…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit utilises various analytical approaches concerning the development, implementation, evaluation and legitimacy of Antarctic and oceans governance at both the international and national levels. Three broad interrelated issue areas are examined: [i] the evolution of the Antarctic Treaty System;…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a comprehensive introduction to American politics. The unit begins with an overview of United States political history, culture and institutions before focusing on the nature and impact of recent presidencies. It examines key issues which dominate contemporary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role of women in politics and public decision-making. The unit will specifically address the issues of women as citizens and consumers of policy; women as public officials making and delivering policy; and women as politicians representing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. There are also several categories of special Admission Requirements.

Applicants are expected to meet the normal requirements set by the University for entry to degree courses. There are also several categories of special admission and they can be viewed at http://www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/requirements.html

Credit

Students who graduate with the Diploma of Public Policy and wish to enter the Bachelor of Arts will be granted credit to the value of 50% (4 x 12.5%) towards the BA, comprising 25% student electives at introductory and 25% student electives at intermediate level, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree. Students will be granted full credit towards the BA degree for units studied in an incomplete Diploma of Public Policy, if the Diploma has not been taken concurrently with that degree. Credit toward other Bachelor degrees will be considered on a case by case basis in accordance with the University rule. Students who transfer to the BA from the Diploma and receive full credit cannot graduate with the Diploma of Public Policy. Students who are granted credit from the completed Diploma of Public Policy towards the BA cannot complete a major/minor in Political Science or Public Policy.

Students who are pursuing concurrent study in both the Diploma and either a bachelor or postgraduate degree, could receive credit to the maximum value of 25% (2x12.5%) toward the main degree*, subject to successfully passing units in the Diploma; unless otherwise stated by the coordinator of the relevant degree (undergraduate or postgraduate).

*Provided that the discipline taken in the Diploma is the same or similar as the discipline pursuing in the main Bachelor or Postgraduate degree; as determined by the course coordinator.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Fees for Domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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