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Public Policy and Welfare

Undergraduate | TAS-BEA200 | 2024

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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Public Policy and Welfare

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Use economic concepts and theories to analyse economic decisions.
    2. Apply economic theory to identify public policy issues and how public policy is influenced by efficiency and equity.
    3. Apply economic models to analyse key public policies.
    4. Effectively communicate economics in written format.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).


Prior Skills and Knowledge: Students enrolling in TAS-BEA200 are expected to have the following basic skills in mathematics (from high school): Basic Algebra – manipulation of equations, solving equations. Linear Functions – plotting functions, identifying slope and intercept. Logarithms and Exponentials – index and log laws. An understanding of simple calculus (simple and partial differentiation) is also useful but will be taught as part of the subject.

Additional requirements

  • Software requirements - Students enrolling in TAS-BEA200 are also expected to be able to use: MS Excel and MS Word – to perform simple calculations and produce professional reports.

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 Economics

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