Public Administration, Management and Policy

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus | External

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC038
CRICOS code: 053050G

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC039
CRICOS code: 024781A

Course name: Graduate Diploma in Public Administration
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 year
SATAC code: 2GD026
CRICOS code: 051988F

Course name: Master of Public Administration
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 - 2 years (depending on prior academic experience)
SATAC code: 2CM032
CRICOS code: 051989E

Course name: Master of Public Administration (Policy)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 - 2 years (depending on prior academic experience)
SATAC code: 2CM035
CRICOS code: 051991M

Course name: Master of Public Administration (Management)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM034
CRICOS code: 051990A

 

Overview

 

 

Flinders University’s postgraduate program in public administration provides opportunities for current and aspiring public and non-government managers and policy makers to enhance their understanding, knowledge and skills.

This is achieved through a mixture of compulsory and elective topics, as well as individual research.

The program is designed with the needs of current and future public sector employees in mind and is reviewed regularly. The articulated program comprises coursework degrees at graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels.

Graduate certificates and diplomas are also available to enhance mid-career professional development and training.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants for all courses normally require an approved undergraduate degree or equivalent. Admission to candidature in the Graduate Certificates may also be granted based on prior work and voluntary experience. Further details can be provided on request.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma (or other qualifications deemed equivalent) receive credit when progressing to the Graduate Diploma or a Masters degree.

Alternatively, Graduate Diploma or Masters students may choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma after completing sufficient units.

Admission to candidature in The Graduate Certificates may also be granted based on prior work and voluntary experience. This will usually include at least five years of experience in a public sector or non-government organisation. Admission will be based on the extent to which work or voluntary experience has enabled the applicant to develop an understanding of issues in the public and non-government sectors, and policy and/or analytical skills. Applicants who wish to be admitted on this basis will need to provide to SATAC the following documentation (250 word maximum): a curriculum vitae; a description of their roles and activities in work or voluntary positions; a description of the skills and abilities demonstrated through their work/voluntary experience; and name(s) or referee(s) who could verify work/voluntary experience.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.

 

 

International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.

 

Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Public Policy Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $8,588
2017: $14,250
2018: $14,700
Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $8,519
2017: $14,250
2018: $14,700
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,121
2017: $28,500
2018: $29,400

Graduate Diploma of Public Administration (Online pathway)

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,121

2017: $25,600
2018: $26,400
Master of Public Administration

Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,121

2017: $28,500
2018: $29,400
Master of Public Administration (Policy) Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,078
2017: $28,500
2018: $29,400
Master of Public Administration (Management) Place type: Full fee paying

2017: $17,015
2017: $28,500
2018: $29,400

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.