24 months
33600 AUD/year
24960 AUD/year
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Taught by leading policy academics and industry professionals, the Public Policy program at RMIT University reflects the latest debates, issues, and approaches to global, national, and local policy making and development.   

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Combining studies in policy making, evaluation, social research, and ethics, this course equips you to participate in policy advocacy and design-related activities. You will learn how you can contribute to positive policy outcomes, and participate in debates regarding power, politics, and complexity.

At this Public Policy program at RMIT University , you'll explore and develop frameworks for issues, such as: 

  • evidence-based policy and practice 
  • global governance
  • equity 
  • public sector reform


As a graduate, you will be able to make sense of critical issues in society, confidently argue about the nature of policy problems, and engage in policy development and implementation practices that contribute to positive policy outcomes.

Graduates often work as policymakers, advisors, managers, and advocates.

You’ll be able to work independently and collaboratively in teams as a lifelong learner and reflective practitioner. You will have gained skills that are transferable and relevant in a global context. These skills relate to research, policy analysis, professional communication, and problem-solving.

Graduates are highly employable in human services organisations, community-based agencies, various levels of government, and increasingly, in corporate and private enterprise.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Sociology
  • Program management and evaluation
  • Governance  
  • Social and political theory 
  • Policymaking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS number: 079593F   

You must have successfully completed:

  • an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) with a minimum GPA 2.5 (out of 4.0) OR
  • significant work experience or professional practice

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33600 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24960 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24960 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

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



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