In this unit students undertake an independent project in which they develop a complete proposal for a policy to be implemented in the real world. This unit is a capstone project that builds on the skills developed in HPOL5008. Students will choose a policy project, which can be drawn from their work experience or identified with the assistance of their academic mentor, and must be approved by the Unit Coordinator. By the conclusion of the project, students will have developed a complete policy document including: a clearly articulated policy problem; an appraisal of relevant evidence and possible options; identification of an appropriate policy solution; an analysis of the environment in which the policy will be introduced; and a plan for implementation and evaluation. The project will be presented at the final student workshop or online via recorded video. By the end of this unit students will be able to: Identify and articulate a problem that is amenable to a policy solution; Identify factors and stakeholders supporting and resisting policy change, and strategies required to facilitate adoption of policy change; Identify policy options and advocate for a policy solutions; Develop a clear plan for policy implementation, evaluation and funding; Effectively research, write and communicate a new policy.
Block Mode: 2 x 1 day workshops plus supervised independent research. Online mode: Recorded lectures and supervised independent research.
1 x policy proposal (10%), 1 x class presentation (20%), 1 x 5000 word policy document (70%)
Required and recommended readings and reference lists will be available through eLearning.
HPOL5003 and HPOL5008