Writing Policy Documents

This course maps to capability:
COST Prices include GST and are subject to change
Member
$495.00
Corporate Member
$550.00
Non-Member
$660.00

Overview

This one-day course is part of IPAA’s popular suite of practical policy courses for the public sector. The course identifies the range of policy documents public sector employees might be required to prepare. It also includes practical work in designing and preparing policy documents. If you are new to the public sector and/or new to a policy role this course will assist you to develop the necessary knowledge and skills required to produce effective, high quality policy documents.

Course Content

  • identifying when a policy document is needed
  • identifying the range of policy documents used in government
  • working through the process involved in developing a policy statement, proposal, or initiative
  • noting the key features of effective policy documents
  • structuring policy documents
  • how to write for a range of audiences including ministers, senior executives, stakeholders, clients and the general public

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course attendees should be able to:

  • understand the different types of policy documents in relation to the policy cycle
  • identify the key features of a good policy document
  • identify key processes followed to develop a policy draft
  • understand the quality control issues

Benefits to your organisation

  • you will produce more effective policy documents
  • you will understand when a policy document is needed
  • you will understand how to write for a range of audiences from Ministers to the general public

Benefits to you

  • you will produce more effective policy documents
  • you will understand the different types of policy documents used in government
  • you will understand the process involved in developing a policy statement, proposal or initiative