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Graduate Certificate in Public Administration - 739AA

Course Code: 739AA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis
UAC Code: 880215
CRICOS Code: 034412K
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0


The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration is designed for graduates who wish to deepen their knowledge in the area of public administration to develop the capabilities of those seeking to be top level managers in the public sector, in particular. While the course is an introductory one to the discipline of public administration it emphasises a strategic approach to management to equip managers with the skills and insights required to manage change in the increasingly complex public sector.


Current and Commencing Students
In person Faculty of Business, Government and Law student support area (Building 11, Level B, Room 27 - Reception counter) or Email
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a degree or equivalent as approved by the University's Admissions Committee.

Additional Admission Requirements

Not less than 2 years of relevant work experience prior to admission.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

This course is closed to new admissions from semester 2, 2014. Please contact the Faculty via the enquiry details below for further information.

Special Class Delivery Details

The course is taught using a combination of flexible delivery with traditional teaching methods comprising lectures, tutorials and workshops. A number of units are available in intensive mode.

Course Duration

Standard one semester full-time or equivalent. Maximum four semesters.


Not applicable

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Public Administration is subsumable within the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration and the Master of Public Administration.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2013->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2014->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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