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Government Policy Advisor Courses

A Government Policy Advisor provides information and advice on government policy and planning. You might specialise in a particular area of government or focus on issues impacting a particular area of society. Government Policy Advisors liaise with government officials as well as social groups to gather information and discuss policy issues. You might be involved with the creation of policy reports or documentation.

Government Policy Advisors should have a strong understanding of social issues and be knowledgeable in their area of policy development. You should have strong communication skills and be able to liaise with people from a range of backgrounds. Government Policy Advisors must be organised and have strong analytical skills.

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Popular Government Policy Advisor Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Government Policy Advisor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Government Policy Advisor earn?

In Australia, a full time Government Policy Advisor generally earns $1,820 per week ($94,640 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Government Policy Advisor?

The number of people working in this field has grown strongly over the last five years. There are currently 23,300 people employed in this area in Australia and many of them specialise as a Government Policy Advisor. Government Policy Advisors may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Government Policy Advisor?

A Bachelor of Health and Community Services is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Government Policy Advisor. This course will prepare you for a range of roles in community health care and social services. You’ll cover topics from both health and social science disciplines.

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