The Graduate Certificate in Public Management qualifies professionals seeking to start or advance their careers in public purpose-driven organisations including government agencies, advocacy groups, national and international not-for-profits and international bodies, such as the United Nations and World Health Organization. The program will equip graduates with skills and expertise to navigate the public, private or not-for-profit sectors characterised by increasing uncertainty, digital transformation, and organisational innovation. The Certificate provides a pathway for future study into the Master of Public Administration.
NOTE: ANU Short Course Scholarships are available for domestic students for this program. Please go to Further Information Section for more details.
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry.
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
Academic achievement & English language proficiency
The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0.
If required, competitive ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of applicants demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency.
Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission
As Australia's national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
Understand public value and public purpose and the organisational capabilities needed to translate public value and purpose into action
Develop new skills in ethical leadership, communication, teamwork, and self-management as it applies to public purposes organization
Develop analytic skills for organisational learning and evidence-based decision-making in contemporary public management and governance
Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.
The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.
The Graduate Certificate in 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