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Graduate Certificate of National Security Policy

Overview

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There has never been a better time to upskill, retrain, and change tracks. Crawford School is providing the new degree as a gateway for you to engage in national security studies and a future career in national security policy roles.

Study on campus or online in 2022

In 2022, all courses offered by the Crawford School will be available for either online or on campus study. Online students are expected to attend live online sessions at a particular time each week for their courses. Crawford online courses are not ‘study at your own pace’.

Participation

Real-time interaction, discussion and debate between students and with convenors is an central part of the learning experience. Attendance at interactive classes is important for both on campus and online students.

Apply now and study at the National Security College, a joint initiative between ANU and the Australian Federal Government. You will join a network of experienced national security practitioners and policymakers at Crawford School’s National Security College and graduate with a world-class qualification.

About the program

The program will give you an opportunity to:

• Explore national security concepts and practical policy skills;

• Navigate the Australian security landscape;

• Understand the security challenges that confront countries in our region and the world;

• Examine a wide range of present and future risks, such as pandemics, climate change, terrorism and cyber attacks;

• Enhance your capability to lead or contribute to policy development and security practice in government and related sectors.

After a successful study, you would be able to articulate credits towards the Master of National Security Policy as another big step forward for your career development.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

• Demonstrate a multidisciplinary understanding of contemporary and emerging national security challenges affecting Australia;

• Develop a working understanding of the context, processes, challenges and options for national security policy and implementation;

• Communicate ideas, analysis, and argument in a range of written and oral forms for a variety of audiences.

This program is the gateway for those that are pursuing career development in government policy department and intelligence agencies. Graduates are also on the pathways to work in academia, private sector, international organisations, media and civil society - where it matters to understand 21st century security.

Application Deadlines

Please note application deadlines are different for domestic or international students.

Domestic students

This program is without pre-sessional component for domestic students.

Apply by 31 January 2022 for Semester 1 2022 and by 30 June for Semester 2 2022.

International students

You may find ANU’s general application and acceptance deadlines by visiting the timetable linked here.

However, Crawford School has a number of alternative dates that we would like to draw your attention to:

• Apply before 15 October 2021.

• Offers are released every month with the final offer round on 1 November 2021.

• Acceptance deadline is 1 January 2022.

View the full degree program structure, admission requirements and academic information.

To find out more, contact us today at crawford.degrees@anu.edu.au.

Degree structure

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Program Coordinator

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In a six-month fulltime period, or equivalent part time, the Graduate Certificate of National Security Policy requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 6 units from completion of the following foundational courses:

NSPO8006 National Security Policymaking

NSPO8007 National Security: Concepts and Methods

A minimum of 12 units from completion of national security policy courses from the following list:

NSPO8009 Cyber and Emerging Technologies in National Security

NSPO8012 Leadership, Risk and National Security Crisis Management

NSPO8033 Climate, the Environment and National Security

NSPO8035 Australia’s Strategic Environment and Future Security Challenges

A maximum of 6 units from completion of national security masterclasses from the following list:

NSPO8042 Civil-Military Relations

NSPO8043 Pandemics, Infectious Diseases and National Security

NSPO8046 Terrorism and National Security

NSPO8047 How Canberra Works: a guide for security policymakers

NSPO8049 Security in the Indo-Pacific

Your career

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Program Coordinator

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This program is the gateway for those that are pursuing career development in government policy department and intelligence agencies.

Graduates are also on the pathways to work in academia, private sector, international organisations, media and civil society - where it matters to understand 21st century security.

Scholarships and fees

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Program Coordinator

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ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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