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Policy Adviser Courses

A Policy Adviser helps to develop and improve policies impacting on government departments, commercial businesses and not-for-profit organisations. You might analyse current policies and determine if they meet current needs. Policy Advisers research social issues and make recommendations on new policies or changes to existing policies.

Policy Advisers should have excellent communication skills and be able to liaise with stakeholders from a range of sectors. It’s important you can work as part of a team and present your findings in a professional way. Policy Advisers should have good analytical skills and excellent research abilities.

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Popular Policy Adviser Courses

There are 40 courses available for people who want to become a Policy Adviser. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Policy Adviser earn?

In Australia, a full time Policy Adviser 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 Policy Adviser?

There has been a decrease in employment numbers in this industry over the last five years. There are currently 13,300 people working in this field in Australia and many of them specialise as a Policy Adviser. Policy Advisers may find work across all regions of Australia, particularly larger towns and cities.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a Policy Adviser?

A Bachelor of Social Research and Policy is an ideal qualification if you’re planning a career as a Policy Adviser. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to conduct social research and shape public policy. The Bachelor of Social Research and Policy addresses a range of topics such as sustainable development, sociology and indigenous studies.

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Here are some potential career pathways within aboriginal studies and local government. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.