Graduate Certificate of Public Management


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Commencing in 2021, all courses offered by the Crawford School will be available for either online or on campus study. The online and in person learning modes will assist you to secure an un-interrupted study experience in an uncertain world.

ANU Graduate Certificate Fee Discount available

ANU provides a fee discount available for all domestic students for this program, as a substitution of the previous Short Course Scholarships. Domestic applicants offered a place in this Graduate Certificate commencing their studies in 2021 will be eligible for reduced course fees as indicated on the Admission and Fees tab.

This fee will apply to courses completed in this Graduate Certificate within 2021 and the first half of 2022 allowing you to study part time. If you do not complete by mid-2022 the remainder of your subjects will be billed on a full-fee basis from second semester 2022 (including winter/spring sessions).

About the program

Are you interested in leadership roles in or with government, advocacy groups, national and international institutions? Are you with great ambition to make remarkable contribution to public purpose driven communities? The six-month full time or equivalent part time program could be your gateway to navigate the public, private or not-for-profit sectors.

Prepare yourself with the skills and expertise by immersing in the world of internationally renowned research and education at Crawford School of Public Policy. Along with other inspired future leaders, you will enjoy a top quality, interactive study experience with flexible learning modes and articulate credits towards the Master of Public Administration for your further career development.

Upon completion of the study, you will be able to:

  1. Understand public value and public purpose and the organisational capabilities needed to translate public value and purpose into action;

  2. Develop new skills in ethical leadership, communication, teamwork, and self-management as it applies to public purposes organization;

  3. Develop analytic skills for organisational learning and evidence-based decision-making in contemporary public management and governance; and more.

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

Application deadlines:

30 May 2021 for Semester 2 2021

15 December 2021 for Semester 1 2022

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Degree structure

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The Graduate Certificate of Public Management requires completion of 24 units which must consist of:

Completion of the following pre-sessional component

CRWF7900 Graduate Academic and Research Skills for Public Policy

POGO7901 Graduate Preparatory Economic, Social and Political Analysis

6 units of one of the following foundational courses

POGO8062 Public Sector Management

POGO8137 Public Administration: Legal and Organizational Foundations

12 units of public management courses from the following list

POGO8057 Managing Government Finances

POGO8021 Public Sector Ethics

POGO8136 Participating in Public Policy: Citizen Engagement and Public Talk

POGO8016 The Economic Way of Thinking

POGO8138 Science, Technology and Public Policy

POGO8402 The Political and Institutional Architecture of Public Policy

6 units of Master classes from the following list

POGO8231 Leading in Public Administration

POGO8233 Policy Tools & Mixes

POGO8234 Unpacking Policy Capacity

POGO8230 Gender Analysis in Public Policy

POGO8237 Budgeting for Outcomes: Purposes, Programs and Performance

POGO8238 Fundamentals of Intergovernmental Management

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Just as graduates from ANU rated as Australia’s most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide, Crawford School’s public administration graduates are playing key roles in Australian Commonwealth and state governments; Not-for-Profits and social enterprises; Advocacy organisations; International bodies and agencies.

Scholarships and fees

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Further information

Program Coordinator

+61 2 6125 9978


Scholarships and support

Scholarship opportunities are available for national and international students.

Find our more about scholarships and support that may be available to you for postgraduate qualification at ANU.


Costs associated with your study at ANU will depend on a number of things, including your study program and whether you’re a national or international student.

Find out more about costs and fees associated with studying at ANU.

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