Courses & Units

Policy Development HPP411



This unit is offered subject to sufficient enrolments.


This unit examines the central approaches to understanding the policy process. Key phases of this process will be explored including the initiation, development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of public policy. Difficulties and ambiguity inherent within political decision making will also be analysed with reference to contemporary policy design. Relevant Tasmanian and Australian case studies may be considered.


Unit name Policy Development
Unit code HPP411
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations

Teaching staff

Wendy Aitken

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,216.00 090101

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Major, with GPA of 6.5 or higher for honours entry OR admission into R5M, R6M, R7M or C7W

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPP402, HSD421


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 2 hour seminar weekly (13 wks)
Off Campus:
Web based delivery


On Campus: Seminar participation (20%); 1500-word discussion paper/short essay (20%); 1000-word research essay outline (10%); 3500-word research essay (50%).

Off Campus: Online seminar participation (20%); 1500-word discussion paper/short essay (20%); 1000-word research essay outline (10%); 3500-word research essay (50%).

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