Policy Development: The Basics

Policy Development: The Basics
To enrol into this course please navigate to the Upcoming courses page on the IPAA NSW website and search to see if the course is available. If there are no available courses please contact the IPAA NSW Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au



This course is also available for in-house delivery. For more information please contact the Learning team on 02 8066 1900 or email learning@nsw.ipaa.org.au for a quote.

Course Overview


This course supports the research and analysis work essential for good policy development to support agency and/or government policy initiatives and constraints. This includes research, analysis of problems, formulation of outcomes, policy history, whole-of-government collaboration and citizen engagement and empowerment.

Learning Outcomes


  • Assist with basic policy data collection.
  • Undertake relevant policy research.
  • Dissect policy problems into basic tasks and activities.
  • Understand the policy formulation process and the research used.
  • Use vocabulary that is appropriate to both professional and stakeholder audiences.

NSW Public Sector Framework Capabilities


This course is targeted at Foundational to Intermediate level. The following behaviours from the framework are covered:

Results: Deliver results

  • Seek and apply specialist advice when required
  • Take responsibility for delivering on intended outcomes
  • Use own expertise and seek others’ expertise to achieve work outcomes

Results: Think and solve problems

  • Research and analyse information and make recommendations based on relevant evidence
  • Be willing to seek out input from others and share own ideas to achieve best outcomes
  • Research and analyse information, identify interrelationships and make recommendations based on relevant evidence
  • Anticipate, identify and address issues and potential problems and select the most effective solutions from a range of options
 

Terms and Conditions
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Payments

Payment must be made either in full online at the time of confirming purchase or 14 days from the date of the invoice.
Payment is required prior to attending the event or course. 

Payments - Online Events

If you have an outstanding invoice for the event, you will not receive a link to the live event. 

Cancellation policy - Events
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the event running — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 5–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–5 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Scheduled Courses
  • Cancellation must be in writing
  • Cancellation received more than 10 business days prior to the course start date — no penalty will be incurred
  • Cancellation received within 7–10 business days prior to the event running — 50% of the event fee will be payable
  • Cancellation received within 1–6 business days prior to the event running — 100% of the event fee will be payable.
Cancellation policy - Self-paced Courses
  • Cancellations are not permitted.

Note: If you do not cancel and do not attend, 100% of the event fee must be paid.

Transfer policy - Events
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Substitute nominees may attend in your place where deemed appropriate; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Scheduled Courses
  • All requests for transfers must be in writing
  • Your course registration can be transferred to another course without penalty if requested more than 10 business days prior to the course start date. Otherwise, the above cancellation policy applies. Transfers can only be requested when the course fee has been paid in full
  • Transferring your registration to another person can be done at any time without penalty, provided that nominee details are provided within a minimum of 2 business days before course/event start date; however, if a member wishes to substitute a non-member in their place the full fee will be payable.
Transfer policy - Self-paced Courses 
  • Transfers to another course are not allowed for self-paced courses.
Penalties may be waived in exceptional circumstances, work commitments do not count as exceptional circumstances.

Program Changes

IPAA NSW reserves the right to change programs/speakers/venue, or to cancel programs if the enrollment criteria are not met or when conditions beyond our control prevail. All registrants will be notified in the event of cancellation and their registration will be refunded. 


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