The Bachelor of Public Administration gives you the policy knowledge and management skills needed for a public sector career.

You will acquire both specialist knowledge in policy areas that interest you - which might include the environment, economics, Indigenous affairs, welfare, education or foreign affairs - and generic workplace skills.

Where can our graduates go?

Graduates may enter such fields as:

  • Administration
  • Corporate Communications
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Government Consultancy Work
  • Human Resources Management
  • Intelligence
  • Journalism
  • Management
  • Parliamentary Sector
  • Policy Analysis and Advice
  • Project Work and Evaluation
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations
  • Public Service (State, Local and Australian)
  • Research
  • Social Analysis
  • State Electoral Offices
  • Universities
  • Voluntary-Not for profit sector administration

Potential Occupations

Potential Employers

  • Assistant Policy Analyst
  • Assistant Policy Officer (Graduate)
  • Campaign and Administration/Helpdesk Assistant
  • Client Service Representative
  • Communications & Campaigns Assistant
  • Communications Officer
  • Community Development Officer
  • Corporate Support Officer
  • Economist
  • Electorate Assistant/Officer
  • Event Manager
  • Government House Officer
  • Graduate Administrative Assistant
  • Graduate Policy Officer
  • Higher Education Officer
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Ministerial Advisor
  • Planning Support Officer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy and Media Officer
  • Policy Project Officer
  • Policy Research Officer
  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Program Administration Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Research Assistant/Officer
  • Social Policy Researcher
  • Trade Union Official
  • Urban Analyst
  • Youth Policy Officer
  • Australia Post
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • City of Marion
  • Department for Communities and Social Inclusion
  • Department of Employment
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Department of Parliamentary Services 
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • McKinsey & Company
  • National Centre for Vocational Education Research
  • National Union of Workers
  • Uniting Communities