Responsible faculty or institute:
Arts (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum
1 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
School of Government (03) 6226 2364
Coordinator: Dr K Crowley.
The Graduate Diploma in Public Policy is offered on a full fee-paying basis only at the Hobart campus. It is normally a 1 academic year (or 2 semesters) full-time or up to 2 years (or 4 semesters) part-time program. Students may enrol for semester 1 or semester 2 entry.
These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy in 2006. For students who commenced prior to 2006, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2004 should refer to the 2004 Handbook.
Admission & Prerequisites
Students are normally expected to have a minimum of a bachelor degree from the University of Tasmania or from another university or tertiary institution which is deemed equivalent. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit a person with some other tertiary qualification and relevant employment experience.
The GradDipPubPol aims to provide a quality tertiary qualification at the postgraduate level in a professional coursework program. The course aims to provide students with:
a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of public policy;
skills to engage in informed debate about major public policy issues in contemporary society;
knowledge of recent developments in the field;
skills to conduct and appraise research critically.
Enhancement of students' careers by the achievement of a postgraduate award from a prestigious university.
The course is endorsed by, and has the support of, the Office of the State Service Commissioner.
Students may apply for credit for units passed in other courses (complete or incomplete).
Articulation to/from Course
Students who undertake the GradDipPubPol may elect to complete the Research Thesis unit and achieve the Master of Public Policy. Students who terminate their studies after completing 50% of the coursework units (including the core unit) are eligible to achieve the Graduate Certificate in Public Policy.