Specialist Certificate in Public Administration

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      Application Dates

      Applications are accepted throughout the year.


      • Australian or New Zealand citizens
      • Australian permanent residents
      • Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders

      Intake periods

      The majority of students will start in either the Semester 1 (start of year) or Semester 2 (mid year) intake:

      Begin study in Applications close*
      2020 Semester 1 (February) 21 February 2020
      2020 Semester 2 (July) 17 July 2020

      For students wishing to begin study outside of the normal intake periods (e.g. A Winter intensive subject) - find your first subject's starting date in the Handbook, then find the name of the intake period you should apply for below.

      First subject commences in Intake name
      August to November Spring
      December to early February Summer
      March to May Autumn
      June to early July Winter

      Applicants are advised to apply at least a month prior to the start of the subject.

      Note: Students will need to ensure their desired subject hasn't yet reached its quota limit - view class quotas on the MLM enrolment status page.

      Application Outcome

      Once we receive the completed application, we aim to have a response to you within four to six weeks.


      • Orientation week for full-time students
        • Start year intake: 24–28 February 2020
        • Mid year intake: 20–24 July 2020
      • Orientation for part-time students
        • Start year intake: 22 February 2020*
        • Mid year intake: 18 July 2020*

      * dates to be confirmed

      Before you apply

      1. Check the course details.
      2. Check the entry requirements to make sure you are eligible and you meet the English language requirements.
      3. Prepare your documentation (records of your prior academic results, curriculum vitae).
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