As a graduate, you will be able to make sense of critical issues in society, confidently argue about the nature of policy problems, and engage in policy development and implementation practices that contribute to positive policy outcomes.
Graduates often work as policymakers, advisors, managers and advocates.
You’ll be able to work independently and collaboratively in teams as a lifelong learner and reflective practitioner. You will have gained skills that are transferable and relevant in a global context. These skills relate to research, policy analysis, professional communication and problem-solving.
Graduates are highly employable in human services organisations, community-based agencies, various levels of government and, increasingly, in corporate and private enterprise.
Relevant organisations include:
- federal, state and local government
- trade unions
- large community sector organisations (like the Salvation Army, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Victorian Council of Social Service)
- specialist research and policy centres
- other organisations such as the Council to Homeless Persons and the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria Inc.