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Policy development: the basics

Policy Development: The Basics

Develop the foundational skills for developing and supporting policy initiatives.

Is this course right for you?

Are you new to policy development in the public sector?

Are you committed to a public sector career and keen to understand the integral role policy plays in public service?

During this one-day course, you will develop the knowledge and skills required for undertaking the research and analysis essential for developing and supporting policy initiatives.

This includes building your knowledge of the role of research, analysis of problems, formulation of outcomes, policy history, whole-of-government collaboration and citizen engagement and empowerment.

This course is ideal for anyone newly stepping into a policy development role or who wants to understand how policy underpins the work we all do.

What will you learn?

You will learn the key concepts and the use of policy vocabulary to help build confidence in policy communication and analysis.

You will also learn how to communicate policy research, findings and ideas inside and outside the public sector.

You will finish the course knowing you can:
  • Undertake basic policy data collection.
  • Categorize policy problems into basic tasks and activities
  • Use vocabulary appropriate to both professional and stakeholder audiences
  • Categorize policy problems into basic tasks and activities
NSW Public Sector Commission Capability Framework

Policy Development: The Basics is for people at Foundational to Intermediate levels and you will focus on the following capabilities:

Result: Deliver Results

  • Seek and apply specialist advice when required.
  • Take responsibility for delivering on intended outcomes.
  • Use own expertise and seek others’ expertise to achieve work outcomes
Results: Think and Solve Problems
  • Research and analyse information and make recommendations based on relevant evidence.
  • Be willing to seek out input from others and share own ideas to achieve best outcomes. .
  • Research and analyse information, identify interrelationships and make recommendations based on relevant evidence.
  • Anticipate, identify and address issues and potential problems and select the most effective solutions from a range of options.

Course Details


 9:00AM – 5:00PM (AEST/AEDT)


 Wednesday 19 October 2022


 Virtual event via Zoom


  Professional Members - $745.00
 Affiliate Members - $850.00
 Non-members: $965.00

Be at your best, for NSW.
Register now to secure your spot.

Sponsor acknowledgement
This event is presented with support from our partner/s
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Professional Members - $745.00 Affiliate Members - $850.00 Non-members: $965.00

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