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Policy Officer Courses

A Policy Officer conducts research and analysis into policies affecting a range of sectors. You might liaise with stakeholders and examine policies currently in place. Policy Officers carry out research on social and economic issues and analyse the impact of new policies or changes to existing policies. You might provide advice or recommendations to policy decision makers. Policy Officers should have strong analytical skills and be able to communicate clearly with colleagues and other stakeholders. It’s important you can manage your time well and use a range of research techniques. Policy Officers should be able to present information in a professional way and work well in a team environment.

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Popular Policy Officer Courses

There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Policy Officer. These are the top 5 most popular courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Policy Officer earn?

In Australia, a full time Policy Officer 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 Officer?

There has been a drop in the number of people working in this field over the last five years. There are currently 13,300 people employed in this sector in Australia and many of them specialise as a Policy Officer. Policy Officers 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 Officer?

If a career as a Policy Officer interests you, consider enrolling in a Bachelor of Social Research and Policy. This course explores issues including sustainable development, sociology and indigenous studies. You’ll develop the skills to conduct social research and shape public policy in a range of sectors.

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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.