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Policy Analyst Courses

A Policy Analyst provides advice and recommendations on policies affecting government departments, commercial businesses and not-for-profit organisations. You might review current policies and analyse current social and economic issues. Policy Analysts may liaise with relevant stakeholders and develop proposed changes to current policies.

Policy Analysts should have excellent research skills and be able to understand the impact of a range of issues. You’ll need strong analytical skills and must be able to communicate well with people from a range of backgrounds. It’s important you can present your findings professionally and work within relevant procedures and deadlines.

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Popular Policy Analyst Courses

There are 44 courses available for people who want to become a Policy Analyst. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Policy Analyst earn?

In Australia, a full time Policy Analyst generally earns $1,730 per week ($89,960 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 Analyst?

This industry has seen a drop in employment numbers 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 Analyst. Policy Analysts 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 Analyst?

If you’re planning a career as a Policy Analyst, consider enrolling in a Bachelor of Social Research and Policy. This course will give you the skills to conduct social research and shape public policy. The Bachelor of Social Research and Policy covers a range of topics such as sustainable development, sociology and indigenous studies.

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Job Pathways

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