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The online Australian Foreign Policy unit offers students a detailed overview of Australia’s foreign policy-making process, from Federation in 1901 up until the present day.
Provided by Open Universities Australia, and awarded by Macquarie University, this unit examines Australia’s current standing in international affairs by looking at topics as varied as the country’s relationship with superpowers such as China, the Australian stance on climate change and the controversial, ongoing issue of refugees and asylum seekers.
Australia’s stance on these particular issues, plus many more, will be examined in-depth, and students will gain an insight into how such issues impact upon the policy-making process.
To be eligible to apply, students must have studied politics at 200 level prior to undertaking this unit.
In this Australian Foreign Policy unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective requirement in the following course:
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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This unit is useful for those who wish to enter the realm of politics and pursue the process of policy-making further. During this unit, students will learn how Australia’s politicians make decisions based on a number of current and historical events and issues. The Australian Foreign Policy unit would also be ideal for anyone looking to find employment in international relations or diplomacy, as the unit will allow them to systematically critique Australian foreign policy and how key decisions are made.
In terms of more general skills, students interested in the humanities will find that this unit allows them to develop their critical interpretation of key source texts and their ability to construct a clear and coherent written argument. For those with a keen interest in history, the unit looks in-depth at the politics of the past – particularly during the early weeks, enabling students to appreciate the importance of past events in defining the politics of the present.
Finally, students who take this unit will find their understanding of Australia’s place among the global community enhanced.
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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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.