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Policy Development Advanced

Get the skills and knowledge to help you advance your career in policy development.

Get the skills and knowledge to help you advance your career in policy development.

This course is delivered over 4 x half day sessions Session 1 & 2: 19 - 20 June Session 3 & 4: 26 - 27 June 2024 - 9.30AM to 12.30PM each day.


Are you a policy specialist seeking the skills and knowledge to formulate, advise and implement strategic policy outcomes?

Could your career benefit from a better understanding of all aspects of the policymaking process including how policies are defined, developed, implemented, and evaluated?

This 4 x Half-day course will give you a deep knowledge to further develop your public sector career.

This includes learning more about the impact of the political system on policymaking, and the importance of internal and external consultation in achieving policy objectives.

An understanding of policy development was identified by the NSW public sector leaders as one of the Skills for Success that all public servants now need. This course builds on the knowledge built in our Policy Development Fundamentals and Intermediate courses.


You will finish the course knowing you can:

  • deal appropriately with opportunities and pitfalls in policy development.
  • distinguish between federal and state policy responsibilities and how this affects the policy process in your agency.
  • collect, collate, and manage research for sound, evidence-based policy.
  • consult with other agencies, government, and industry when making the case for a policy intervention.
  • systematically develop a stakeholder framework to determine policy direction.
  • develop a program logic for results-focused policy with implementation in mind from the outset.
  • develop and deliver high impact, persuasive policy messages appropriate to the political and policy context.
  • construct and implement monitoring, review, and evaluation measures into policy work.
  • Opportunities and pitfalls in policy development – jurisdictional policy responsibilities and coordination in the policy process.
  • Criteria for making a best-practice policy intervention.
  • In depth exploration of consultation phases.
  • Supporting high-level decision-makers: analysing, presenting and communicating options.
  • Results-focused monitoring and evaluation.


NSW Public Sector Commission Capability Framework

Policy Development Advanced is for people at the Adept to Advanced levels and you will develop the following capabilities:

  • People Management: Manage Reform and Change.
  • Results: Deliver results
The course is also mapped to IPAA Policy topic area.

Please note: All NSW Public Servants are automatically Affiliate members of IPAA NSW and entitled to Affiliate rates. To activate this, sign up here.

Be at your best, for NSW.
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19/06/2024 9:30 AM - 27/06/2024 12:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Teams Sydney 2000
This event is full.

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