Diploma of Government (Policy Development)

This specialist qualification covers the competencies required to develop organisation policy and public policy and to provide policy advice within the public sector. Electives should reflect the responsibilities of the individual and the job skills required for effective performance. Where a free choice of Electives is possible in the qualification packaging rules, electives may also be drawn from other Training Packages to reflect the work context and career plans of the individual.


11 units of competency are required for this qualification:

6 core units

5 elective units

Choose elective units from the list below.

Up to 2 elective units may be selected from elsewhere within this Training Package, or another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Units selected should not duplicate content already covered by other units in this qualification.

All elective units must be selected from an equivalent qualification level or higher, unless otherwise stated.

** For this qualification, a maximum of 1 unit from Certificate IV level may be used.

Core Units

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Promote the values and ethos of public service

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Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

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Develop organisation policy

add topic PSPPOL502A

Advise on organisation policy

add topic PSPPOL601A

Develop public policy

add topic PSPPOL602A

Provide policy advice

Elective Units

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Undertake research and analysis

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Promote diversity

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Use complex workplace communication strategies

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Refine complex workplace documents

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Develop a business case

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Monitor and maintain workplace safety


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Entry Requirements

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Licensing Information

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Employability Skills

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