Graduate Certificate of Public Policy


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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’.


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.

About the program

In just six months study time (or equivalent part-time), a Graduate Certificate of Public Policy gives you an ANU graduate degree and the real-world knowledge that matters to governments, businesses and communities in Australia.

You can use your undergraduate degree in any discipline – including arts, sciences, economics, commerce and law – to enter the Graduate Certificate program.

The Graduate Certificate of Public Policy will provide you with knowledge to broaden your general or technical skills in public policy. The Graduate Certificate offers a wide menu of Crawford School Master’s degree courses including policy and governance; applied economics for government; and national security.

Students who are thinking of later proceeding on to a Master’s degree should consider the appropriate course-selection requirements for each degree. Course advice is available to help with these choices.

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.

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

Degree structure

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Further information

Program Coordinator

61 2 6125 2172


The Graduate Certificate of Public Policy requires the completion of any four courses (24 units) in any of the following subject areas:

  • CRWF Crawford School of Public Policy
  • EMDV Environmental Management and Development
  • IDEC International and Development Economics
  • POGO Policy and Governance
  • NSPO National Security Policy

View the full Graduate Certificate of Public Policy degree program structure and academic rules information.

Scholarships and fees

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Further information

Program Coordinator

61 2 6125 2172


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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