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Australian Politics in Global Context

Undergraduate | MAQ-POIX1010 | 2024

Previously MAQ-POIX101

Stare down the barrel of Australian political history. Learn about the Dismissal and the Great Depression. Investigate the two-party system and other political institutions. Take on debated hot topics such as globalisation, climate change and war.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

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Australian Politics in Global Context

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject , you will be able to:

    1. Articulate a sound understanding of the foundations of the Australian political system and its relationship to its global context
    2. Communicate the key features of Australia's main political institutions and the debates and controversies that surround them
    3. Demonstrate familiarity with the main political ideologies and parties that are influential in the Australia political scene
    4. Use a sophisticated analytical vocabulary for better appreciating the most pressing contemporary issues in Australian politics

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAQ-PLT110 (Not currently available)

  • MAQ-POIX101 (Not currently available)


If you have no prior university experience, you should complete BAR100 Academic Learning Skills or COM10006 Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice before starting this subject.
NCCW (pre-2020 units) PLT110, POL101, POL165, POIX101
NCCW (2020 and onwards)
POIR1010 Australian Politics in Global Context

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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