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Key details

Duration

1 year/s full-time
2 year/s part-time

Intake

This course is only available as an Alternative Exit

Locations

Not available to international students.

Credit points required

80

Course code

TPPOL2

Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Public Policy is only available as an exit award from the Master of Public Policy (SPPOL2).

The course gives you in-depth knowledge in political, cultural and social theory approaches to public policy and solid understanding of evidence-based policy development and evaluation imbedded within practical research theories and methodologies.

The course is designed to uniquely focus on northern Australia and its relation to South-East Asia.

You'll explore policy issues in remote contexts, the significance of First Nations peoples and cultures, and the regions proximity to South-East Asia.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

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International students Adele and Zarah

Why study business at CDU?

Learn from internationally recognised academics when you study Business at CDU. Future-proof your career with accredited courses built on sustainable business practices and innovation. You'll graduate ready to make an impact on the global market.

  • #2 Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes (GUG 2023)
  • Industry experts with experience in Australia, the Asia Pacific and beyond

What will I study?

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 80 credit points as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Course structure


Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core
(4 unit)
40cp
 
Compulsory Core unit totalling 40 credit points as detailed below:

IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
MPP501 Theoretical Approaches to Public Policy
MPP506 Public Policy Practice
MPP507 Evidence and Policy Evaluation
 

Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp

Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

Research Methodologies
EMG505 Research Methodologies in Education
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
HGE501 Topics in Human Geography: a Remote Perspective
IAS501 Research Methods 1 (20cp)
IAS521 Principles of Research in Indigenous Contexts
IAS524 Indigenous Representation and Ethical Practice
MPP502 Evidence-Based Policy Development in Northern and Indigenous Contexts
MPP503 Realist Research and Evaluation
PHM526 Research Design
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact
PHM588 Qualitative Research

Education
EMG502 Philosophies and Ethics
EMG503 Assessment and Quality Assurance in Learning and Teaching
EMG504 Leadership in Education
EMG506 Project in Global Learning 1
EMG609 Internship (20cp) (repeatable)

Environment and Livelihoods
ENG519 Sustainability
ENV501 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ENV503 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV509 Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods
ENV520 Wildlife Management
ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management

Health and Social Policy
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM536 Health Systems, Planning and Evaluation
PHM554 Public Health Economics and Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM567 Public Health

Indigenous Contexts
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods
IAS530 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
IAS532 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
IAS533 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
IAS536 Indigenous Sovereignty and the Challenges of Reconciliation
PHM516 Indigenous Health
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research

Public Management and Governance
BUS504 Sustainable Enterprise
BUS506 Global Megatrends
BUS508 Business Analytics
ENT501 Sustainable Entrepreneurship
MAN514 Management for the Executive
PRT551 Project Management, Risk and Reliability

Secure and Safe Communities
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
SWK522 Co-creating Social Justice in Practice
SWK524 Communities, Social Change and Development
SWK526 Leadership in Social Policy
SWK558 Cultural Security in Child Protection Practice
 

Course Total80cp 

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.
 

Study plan

This course is only available as an Alternative Exit award from the Master of Public Policy (SPPOL2)


Semester 1 Entry

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research Core
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State PoliticsCOMPP506 Public Policy PracticeCO
MPP501 Theoretical Approaches to Public Policy in Northern ContextsCOSpecialist Elective - Research MethodologySE
MPP507 Evidence and Policy EvaluationSESpecialist ElectiveSE
Specialist ElectiveSESpecialist ElectiveSE

Semester 2 Entry

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist ElectiveR = Research Core
Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  MPP506 Public Policy PracticeCO
  Specialist Elective - Research MethodologySE
  Specialist Elective - Research MethodologySE
  Specialist ElectiveSE
Year 2
IAS531 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State PoliticsCO  
MPP501 Theoretical Approaches to Public Policy in Northern ContextsCO  
MPP507 Evidence and Policy EvaluationCO  
Specialist ElectiveSE  

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

This course is not available for entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Master of Public Policy.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
No
Award
Graduate Diploma of Public Policy
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts
Sector
HE
Area of study
Business, Indigenous Knowledges, Humanities and Social Sciences

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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Availability

This course is not available for entry however is available as an alternative exit award from the Master of Public Policy. Applicants interested in this course are encouraged to apply for the Master of Public Policy SPPOL2.

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