Economic Policy in Society

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

Professionals working in economics, finance, or government policy will all have something to learn from this online Economic Policy in Society unit from Open Universities Australia and Swinburne University of Technology. The unit allows you to analyse policy issues using economic reasoning, and appreciate the relationship between different economic and social factors. It is offered entirely online, and gives you the skills required to evaluate the policy options for particular issues. At the end of this unit you will be able to engage in debates about economic policy in society, using all the skills and knowledge you will have acquired from taking the unit.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • You must have completed Microeconomics or Principles of Economics

AND

  • You must have completed Macroeconomics or Macroeconomics 1

Areas of study

In this economics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The nature and goals of policy
  • Unemployment
  • Income distribution
  • Infrastructure, technology and growth
  • Taxation policy

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology (Information Systems), Swinburne University of Technology

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit is the smart choice for those interested in economics and society, and how the two topics are inter-linked. Professionals looking to expand their skills and gain a deeper understanding of economic policy in society should opt for this unit. If you take this unit, you will be able to understand, evaluate and critique economic policy, as well as debate the merits of particular policies from an economic perspective.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Economic Policy in Society from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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