Type of program

We generally design two types of programs for our partners, and can also create a mixed program comprised of both elements:

Short policy courses

These courses focus on particular policy issues or topics, and are delivered through in-class lectures, seminars and field trips. Programs usually last 1-12 weeks and program assessments can be included upon request.

Policy engagement tours

Suitable for mid-senior foreign government officials, these programs focus on engagement with Australian Government stakeholders in key sectors of interest as well as relevant ANU academics. Programs can last from a couple of days to one week.

A program tailored to your needs

We work with you to design and deliver the program. Working with you, we can tailor the course length, content, location, delivery format and other criteria to meet the specific needs of course participants.


Programs can range from several days to up to three months.


Programs can be delivered both onshore (Australia) and offshore (throughout Asia, the Pacific, and Africa).


Programs are usually developed for 15 or more participants, most of whom are mid-senior level public and private sector professionals.

Delivery type

Programs may be residential, blended programs comprised of residential and online components, or remote and online options.

Why choose Crawford School as your partner?

Exceptional understanding of the region

Crawford School is the region’s leading public policy school. It is a multidisciplinary policy school focused on Asia and the Pacific, and brings together world-class full-time academics and distinguished academic visitors. The School is particularly strong on framing a comparative cross-regional approach to policy challenges.

Unparalleled multidisciplinary policy expertise

Our academics are focused on a wide range of public policy issues, including: public administration; natural resource management; resource economics; international and development economics; climate change economics; national security policy; and social policy. The School is home to a substantial number of research units at the forefront of global debate.

Track record in executive training

The School has designed and delivered customised training programs for varied public and private sector clients for more than 15 years. These programs are drawn from the extensive knowledge and expertise within Crawford School. In addition to tailored training and engagement programs, Crawford School also runs a number of structured Executive Training Programs for Australian Government officials through the Crawford School Executive Education Program and the Executive Development and Professional Development Programs on offer at Crawford School’s National Security College.

We focus on educating policymakers

In 2017, Crawford School had more than 1000 postgraduate students, including 300 mid-senior level government officials from Asia, the Pacific and Africa. A substantial number of our students are also Australian public servants.

Strong relationship with governments

Crawford School is located in Australia’s capital, Canberra, and is close to the Australian Parliament and all key Federal Government departments. The School’s location and long-standing reputation for excellence allows it to enjoy enviable and enduring relationships with all levels of the Australian Government. Our strategic relationships, regional expertise, and strong alumni networks contribute to our strong working relationships with many governments across Asia and the Pacific.

Based at a world-class university focused on Asia

We are based at The Australian National University (ANU), which is Australia’s top-ranked university and a global leader in fields relevant to public policy. ANU is ranked 1st in Australia and 29th globally in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, including 8th in politics and international studies, 13th in social policy and administration and 13th in development studies. Crawford School is also housed within the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, which hosts the world’s largest contingent of English-speaking academics focused on Asia.

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