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Postgraduate Coursework

Graduate Diploma of Public Policy

2021

Overview
Course Duration
Full-time
1 year/s
Part-time
2 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
This course is only available as an Alternative Exit
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

TPPOL1

Award
Graduate Diploma of Public Policy
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Indigenous Studies and Public Policy

Credit transfers & 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

  • Australian qualification framework

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

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.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure


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

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cp Compulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
HGE501 Topics in Human Geography: A 'Remote' Perspective
MPP501 Theoretical Approaches to Public Policy in Northern Contexts
MPP502 Evidence-Based Policy Development in Northern and Indigenous Contexts
 

Specialist Electives
(4 units)
40cp Specialist Elective units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills #20 (20cp)
ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
BUS501 Decision Making
BUS502 Entrepreneurship
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
EMG502 Philosophies, Ethics and Global Frameworks (new title for 2021)
EMG503 Assessment and Quality Assurance in Global Learning
EMG504 Leadership in Global Learning
EMG505 Research Methodologies in Global Learning
EMG506 Project in Global Learning 1
EMG609 Internship in Global Learning (20cp) (repeatable)
ENG519 Sustainability (replaces ENG417 from 2021)
ENV501 Tropical Invaders and Biosecurity
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV503 Ecological Restoration and Conservation
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV509 Ecology and Management of Tropical Forests and Savannas
ENV511 Statistical Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV512 Tropical Wetland and Coastal Management (replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management from 2018) (next offered in 2022)
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia
ENV517 Natural Resources and Indigenous Livelihoods
ENV520 Wildlife Management
ENV521 Community Engagement for Biosecurity and Natural Resource Management
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management (not offered in 2019)
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
MPP503 Realist Research and Evaluation
MPP505 Policy and Ethnography
PHM516 Indigenous Health (new title from 2018)
PHM517 Public Health Anthropology
PHM523 Health Promotion
PHM525 Indigenous Health Research
PHM526 Research Design
PHM527 Research, Ethics and Impact (new title 2021)
PHM528 Community Development and Public Health (no longer available)
PHM536 Health Systems Planning and Management
PHM554 Public Health Decision Making
PHM559 Health Policy
PHM567 Public Health
PHM588 Qualitative Research Methods
PRT551 Project Management Risk and Reliability
SWK401 Building Safe Communities (replaced by SWK316 from 2019)
SWK404 Dynamics of Loss and Grief (replaced by SWK317 from 2019)

  80cp Total Credit Points

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

COURSE CHANGES - 2021

EMG502 Teaching and Learning and Global Learning is now Philosophies, Ethics and Global Frameworks

COURSE CHANGES - 2018

PHM516 Indigenous Health and Social Change is now Indigenous Health.
ENV508 Applied Geographic Information Systems is now Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking.
ENV512 Tropical Wetland and Coastal Management has been replaced by ENV519 Aquatic Resource Management.

Units Added to Specialist Electives Units Removed from Specialist Electives
ACH401 Research Preparation: Knowledge and Skills
BUS501 Decisionmaking
BUS502 Entrepreneurship
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
MPP503 Realist Research and Evaluation
MPP505 Policy and Ethnography
GOV501 Public Governance: Scope and Issues (no longer available)
GOV502 Government Finance and Economics (no longer available)
MAN505 Managing Innovation

 

Study plan

Recommended Study Plans are not required for the exit only award.

 

Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

 

SATAC

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

 

 

 

UAC

Everything you need to know to apply

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