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Develop a critical understanding of the many factors which influence the development of Australian foreign policy with this online Australian Foreign Policy unit from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University.
By studying this unit you will examine the forces that shape the structure and objectives of foreign policy as well as further your understanding of the relationship between domestic and international politics. With a focus on the post-Cold War era, you will also explore the central issues and challenges decision-makers have had to face, and reflect upon the effectiveness of their policies.
Upon successful completion of the Australian Foreign Policy unit, you will be able to confidentially outline the forces that influence foreign policy, and be able to critically examine both Labor and Liberal traditions of policy making in Australia.
Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this Australian Foreign Policy unit, the topics you will study include:
Having a solid, well-rounded understanding of how and why foreign policy develops over time is relevant to a career in a variety of sectors, including politics, international aid, international law, international trade and diplomacy.
Upon completion of this unit you will be better equipped to understand the motivation of policymakers, and have a stronger appreciation for how foreign policy will have a direct impact on you and your business. You will also have a wide knowledge base to draw from should your work involve researching and analysing data to support policy development.
If you are currently working within the international aid, international law, international trade or diplomatic fields and wish to build a critical understanding of Australian foreign policy, this unit is sure to give your career a boost.
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.
Find out more about government study loans here.
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.
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