Organisations need good operational policies to convert strategic goals into actionable outcomes. The Certificate of Policy Development will equip you with the skills required to develop and produce operating policies for the workplace.
This online professional development program will also provide you with the knowledge required to participate in research and consultation processes which inform policy development.
You will learn to develop and analyse policies which impact on the client group and the work of the organisation, as well as how to develop and apply policy initiatives in the workplace.
This course is suitable for people who are beginning a career in policy development or those wanting to refresh their skills in the development of policy.
Unit 1 - Contribute to the review and development of policies
Assess organisation policies
Evaluate impact of policy context
Good policy features
Bad policy features
Relevance of current policies
Plan consultation methods
Gantt and PERT charts
Impact of policy changes
Trialling a policy
Collate and analyse findings
Methods of data analysis
Drafting and presenting report
Justification of proposals
Unit 2 - Develop and implement policy
Policy currency and relevance
Aim and purpose of policy
Outdated or irrelevant policies
Policies based on legislation
Current policy trends
Policy issues and resolution
Consultation with staff
Prepare policy materials
Gain policy approval
Promotion and dissemination
Communicate policy changes
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Overall satisfied with course experience. Provides a good overview of policy work.
G. Maisonneuve, Yukon Canada | Certificate of Policy Development
User friendly and positive
B. Rosenquist, Ormond, VIC | Certificate of Policy Development
Overall positive – the course was interesting, the online format was efficient.
S. Andrews, Ainslie, ACT | Certificate of Policy Development
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support via email;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 30 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $100.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.