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Policy Skills

Gain an understanding of the tools and approaches for policy making in Australia.

Policy Skills

IPAA Vitoria’s Policy Skills course introduces you to the tools and approaches for policy making in Australia.

Gain an understanding of the role of policy within the public purpose sector and how you can work most effectively towards policy change.

Course overview

You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of policy skills to best approach policy making through:

  • case studies and group exercises with highly experienced facilitators
  • an introduction to the role of policy and policy cycle within the public sector.
  • identifying the influences within the public sector that impact modern-day policy making.

Course outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • understand the role of policy within the public purpose sector
  • gain tools and techniques when drafting and interpreting policy documents
  • develop complex decision-making techniques.

Course audience

The ideal course participant is someone who:

  • works as a policy maker or policy writer
  • require an introduction to policy cycle or policy making process
  • want to obtain a better understanding of policy framework
  • read, interpret and implement policy documents.

Amazing. Already sung its praises. Greatly helped by the charisma of Mr Bartlett.

Nick Parry-Jones, Department of Premier and Cabinet

80% of program attendees agreed that Policy Skills exceeded their expectations for the program

2020–21 IPAA Victoria feedback survey


The Hon. David Bartlett

David Bartlett

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Thursday 20 June 2024
9:30 am – 4:30 pm




  • Platinum member: $611
  • Gold member: $713
  • Silver member: $764
  • Silver (small) member: $814
  • Professional member: $713
  • Concession member: $713
  • Fellow: $712

Non member: $1018

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Policy Skills? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.