• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Flinders University is an 18-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Public Administration offered by the College of Business, Government and Law. It requires one semester of full-time study, or equivalent part-time.


The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy from Flinders University aims to introduce the theory and practice of public policy for current and future public servants and those interested in knowing more about how policy is made. 


Graduates are suitable for careers in management or administrative roles in the public service, local and national government or in private and non-government organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Policy Analysis: Frameworks, Approaches and Values
  • Contemporary Public Policy: Theoretical Perspectives
  • Professional Ethics and Public Administration
  • Governance and Public Policy
  • Public Policy Internship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      Part-time option just for domestic students.

  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.
  • Admission may be granted based on prior work and voluntary experience. This will usually include several 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.
  • CRICOS: 053050G

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14700 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    10124 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10124 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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