Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance
Frameworks to develop, use and share technology across all sectors
Build your awareness of technology’s economic benefits–and consider the risks that policy makers mitigate. You’ll cover contemporary issues including digital disruption. Think about compliance and defiance. Upskill or explore further academic options.
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- Analyse and evaluate current debates and thinking about technology governance, as well as their political and social dimensions.
- Reflect on these debates in relation to the practical challenges of regulating critical, disruptive and emerging technologies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, transnationally and globally.
- Identify and apply appropriate analysis and governance recommendations relating to technoscientific innovation.
- Develop innovative recommendations for regulating different technologies and effectively communicate responses to external audiences.
The Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance is designed for working professionals and recent graduates seeking to advance their careers in data governance, digital transformation and technological change. It provides skills that are transferable to legislative and regulatory affairs, policy design and analysis, industry, civil society and advocacy. Relevant employers include Commonwealth and State Digital Transformation Departments; Federal and State-level policy units, including Better Regulation units and offices; Compliance and Enforcement offices; and organisations tasked with supporting cybersecurity and privacy, data protection and governance, digital economic activities and health and consumer safety.
At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. This program is available to domestic students and/or international students that do not hold a student visa or a visa that imposes study requirement restrictions.
Applicants who do not hold a bachelor degree or an international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4/7 may apply to admission based on
- a minimum of 5 years' work experience in a role that has responsibility for organization-level or public, private or NGO sector-wide regulatory system design and/or monitoring and compliance and/or enforcement (an employer statement of service and evidence of the work experience will be required); or
- a minimum of 10 years' work experience in one or more roles at ANZSCO Skill Level 1. These roles need not relate directly to regulation and/or governance. Most occupations at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1)
In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors.
English Proficiency Requirements
Applications must show English language proficiency by meeting ANU's English Language Requirements for admission to study this course.
The Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance is designed for working professionals and recent graduates seeking to advance their knowledge in data governance, digital transformation and technological change. It provides skills that are transferable to legislative and regulatory affairs, policy design and analysis, industry, civil society and advocacy. Relevant employers include Commonwealth and State Digital Transformation Departments; Federal and State-level policy units, including Better Regulation units and offices; Compliance and Enforcement offices; and organisations tasked with supporting cybersecurity and privacy, data protection and governance, digital economic activities and health and consumer safety.
Recommended Study Pattern
This 12-month part-time program requires the completion of 24 units. Please note that because of the delivery pattern of courses, it may not be possible to undertake this program on a full-time basis.
The Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance requires completion of 24 units, which must consist of:
6 units for the completion of the following compulsory course:
- REGN8014 Contemporary Issues in Technology Governance
18 units from completion of the following courses on Regulation and Governance:
- REGN8021 Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis for Regulators (3 units)
- REGN8022 Governance in a Complex and Uncertain World (6 units)
- REGN8024 Regulating Nuclear Capabilities (6 units)
- REGN8049 Regulating Disruptive Technologies (3 units)
- REGN8050 Policy and Practice of Regulation (6 units)
- REGN8052 Regulation and Governance (6 units)
- REGN8054 Corporations, Power, Regulation (3 units)
- REGN8055 Compliance and Defiance (3 units)
- NSPO8009 Cyber and Emerging Technologies in National Security (6 units)
- POGO8138 Science, Technology and Public Policy (6 units)
The Graduate Certificate of Technology Governance requires the successful completion of 24 units from the specified courses.