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Monash University

Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management

Course code: 1506 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipPubPolMgt ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 year part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

Off-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This course is designed for graduates, in Australia and internationally, who wish to contribute to valued outcomes in the government and community sectors. Participants may work in the public, not-for-profit, local government, private or other sectors. The course focuses on understanding changing expectations about government, changing modes of delivering public services and the changing skills needed by effective leaders and managers.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: develop the ability to analyse public policy, governance and public management issues in the modern context; examine the relationship between the public, non-profit/community and corporate sectors; acquire the skills to communicate across the government, non-profit and corporate sectors; apply theoretical knowledge on public policy, governance and public management to real world strategies in government agencies; develop broad competencies in public sector management and leadership.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete four core units (24 points) as follows:

(b) students must complete four units (24 points) from 9000-level or 5000-level graduate units subject to the following conditions:

  • a maximum of two elective units (12 points) may be taken from other faculties.

Additional degree requirements:

  • students should complete four 9000-level units before commencing 5000-level units.

It is recommended that students consult with the course coordinator to ensure their elective units form a coherent study program.

    Professional Recognition

Details of educational requirements for professional recognition can be found under the Professional Recognition entry in the Faculty of Business and Economics section of the Postgraduate Handbook.

    Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma in Public Policy and Management may be eligible for admission to the Masters of Public Policy and Management.

    Contact details

Department of Management: telephone +61 3 9903 2807; email on-campus students:; email off-campus students:

Course coordinator

Dr Gaby Ramia