Public Administration (Policy)

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

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

Courses 

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

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 (Policy)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1 - 2 years (depending on prior academic experience)
SATAC code: 2CM035
CRICOS code: 051991M

 

Overview

The Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management (FIPPM) offers a comprehensive, articulated program recognised nationally and internationally for academic and professional purposes.

All students are assisted to create personal study programs that combine core topics with topics of particular interest or importance to them and electives that help expand their fields of knowledge and understanding.

The core curriculum includes topics on public policy, public management, governance, ethics in public administration, and research methods. Electives include a range of specialist areas in public management and administration including financial, risk, human resource, non-government, organisational and project management; program evaluation; and issues in a range of public policy areas including culture, the environment, regionalism, cities and housing.

Beyond FIPPM, electives can be taken in other graduate programs including International Development, International Relations, International Business Administration, Environmental Management, Social Administration and Social Work, Asian Governance, Population Studies, Public Health, and Educational Administration.

Teaching takes place in a number of modes. On campus, topics are offered in small seminar groups week to week or through individual supervision. Some topics are offered in intensive mode. Many topics are also available in distance mode. Methods of assessment include preparation of papers, some individual or group projects and presentation to other members of the learning group.

The coursework Graduate Certificate offers a number of specialist streams in public policy, public sector management, program evaluation, and non-profit management, according to demand. The Graduate Diploma builds on these programs.

The Masters degrees combine a core of studies in public administration, policy and management with options to specialise in areas of interest. The Master of Public Administration involves studies in public administration, policy and management and can include a significant research component. The Master of Public Administration (Policy) provides a particular exposure to the theory and practice of public policy in various areas. All provide a foundation for more advanced professional work or research at the doctoral level.

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.

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

2016: $7,841
2015: $13,150
Graduate Diploma in Public Administration Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $15,720
2015: $26,300
Master of Public Administration (Policy)  Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $15,678
2015: $26,300

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.