OPEC College

This course is Nationally Recognised Training.

PSP50122

Diploma of Government (Policy)

This diploma is designed for individuals who have developed interdependent and self-directed work skills in the public sector and want to turn the experience into a formal qualification. The course will map out on these skills: writing complex documents, developing comprehensive communication strategies, supporting inclusiveness and promoting public sector compliance, while promoting the values and ethos of public service employment. This course also offers specialisations which include injury management and workplace inspection and policy, which allows individuals to tailor their learning towards their job requirements.

Earn your Diploma of Government Policy with OPEC College!

The Diploma of Government (Policy) is the program for individuals that have made a meaningful impact in the public sector. This comprehensive program assesses and recognises your experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating government policies. You gain recognition for your prior work on policy analysis, stakeholder engagement, policy implementation, program evaluation, risk management, and strategic planning.

How to Achieve the Qualification

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Personalised to your needs, available on all OPEC College qualifications

RPL can provide you with nationally recognised qualifications through converting your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. Gain qualifications simply through providing evidence of relevant knowledge and skills you have gained through previous work.

Free skills assessment

Fill in our pre-assessment form and we'll give you the guidance you need for the next steps to achieving your career and qualification goals.

Evidence portfolio and review

We work with you to provide evidence and we conduct gap training if needed

You're now qualified!

Your new certifications are Nationally recognised and issued by our Registered Training Organisation (RTO). You are now ready to pursue your new career opportunities!

Our RPL Process

Course Details and Structure

RPL is achieved at your own pace with our support for your evidence gathering process. This is typically completed within 2 to 4 weeks.

*We have open enrollment which means you can start whenever you are ready.

Units that will be assessed

Total number of units = 11 (5 core units plus 6 elective units)

Core units

  • BSBWRT411 Write complex documents
  • PSPETH008 Promote the values and ethos of public service
  • PSPGEN101 Use complex workplace communication strategies
  • PSPGEN115 Uphold and support inclusive workplace practices
  • PSPLEG007 Promote compliance with legislation in the public sector

Elective Units

  • BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safety
  • PSPPCY014 Support policy implementation
  • PSPPCY016 Advise on organisation policy
  • PSPPCY017 Provide policy advice
  • PSPGEN135 Manage risk
  • PSPGEN149 Develop and use political nous

NOTE: The elective unit options listed represent the OPEC College approved elective unit options offered. This is a reduced list from the qualification packaging rules specified electives list. If you would like an elective unit that is not included in this list, please speak to your Trainer/Assessor.

Work Outcomes & Career Pathways

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

This program is perfect for those seeking to advance their career in government or for those looking to make a difference in the development and implementation of government policies.

Course Fees

Fees are broken down to an enrolment fee of $500 and the balance either on completion or spaced evenly across the program to suit your financial needs.

Payment Options

A range of flexible payment plans are available and can be set up at the enrolment stage.

Current government funding models possibly available to OPEC College students are found on the Funding page, click here for more information.

Entry Requirements

Formal Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however please read through the following information to assess if you have the English language and literacy skills necessary to successfully complete this course.

Enrolment Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Testing

If you cannot meet any of the above suggested entry requirements, which are a guide only and not mandatory, and you would still like to enrol into this course, it is a procedure during our enrolment process to email everyone a link to participate in a short online LLN test that will check your current learning, reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy skills and from these results, allow us to offer you the necessary support needed, if any, to help you successfully complete this course.

Technical Requirements

Please see the technical requirements below, as you will need access to a modern personal computer and the internet to study this course. In addition, you will need to be able to use this computer, including basic word processing, use of Microsoft Office software and electronic communication platforms and internet search engines.

Windows PC / Laptop / Tablet: Windows 7 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome • Microsoft Office (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader

Apple Mac: Mac OS X 10.6 (or higher) • Latest version of Chrome or Safari • Microsoft Office for Mac (2010 or higher) • Latest Flash Player • Latest Adobe PDF Reader

Android: Android latest version • Latest version of Chrome

iPhone & iPad: iOS latest version • Latest version of Chrome (*Students using an iPad or iPhone will need to upload documents from a Laptop, PC or have a Dropbox account)

Students over the age of 40 may be eligible for funding. Click on the button below to know more about the Skills Checkpoint for Older Workers (SCOW) Program.