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  • Understanding Big Data for Public PolicyPPMN90055

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    Policy makers need to under what big data is, how it is used, and what ethical and practical issues using big data to make decisions will raise in the 21st Century. They do not need to be programmers. They need to understand, at a high level, the issues involved in using big data for public polic...

  • Professional Practice in Policy ResearchPPMN90010

    Offered:JuneYear:2019

    This subject will examine contemporary issues and debates in public policy making in a variety of contexts (Victorian, Australian, and international) through insights provided by professional public policy practitioners. Using these first-hand accounts and questioning these experts about organisa...

  • Project-based Policy AnalysisPPMN90043

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The Project-based policy analysis is a capstone option in the Master of Social Policy. This subject enables participants to draw on the expertise developed throughout the MSP and apply it in real time to a contemporary project. The project is team-based to mirror the practical experience of manag...

  • Executive InternshipPPMN90039

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    In this subject students will be placed in an organisation which either has governmental responsibilities or deals with government, where they will work under the supervision and guidance of a senior manager in the organisation. Students will be required to use their own networks to make an initi...

  • Climate Change: Why People DisagreePPMN20002

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Science says it’s real. Why is it that some people disagree? This subject explores why some people dispute climate change, despite high levels of scientific agreement about the physical processes leading to global warming. It will take seriously the widest possible range of perspectives on clima...

  • Tackling Wicked Policy ProblemsPPMN10001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    How can we solve the wicked policy problems facing Australia and our region? ‘Wicked problems’ are complex, have interacting causes and often seem intractable. This subject takes four wicked problems – climate change and environmental destruction; statelessness and the mass movement of people; te...

  • Public Policy & Management Thesis Part 1PPMN40006

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    A supervised thesis embodying the results of a student's own research.

  • Political Problems and Policy ResponsesPPMN90042

    Offered:March, JulyYear:2019

    This subject is designed to introduce students to key ideas from political science, providing a foundation for further study in governance, public policy and public management and should be undertaken early in the 200-point Master of Public Policy and Management. Students will problematise policy...

  • Crisis ManagementPPMN90048

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    Events like epidemics, earthquakes, floods, bushfires, or financial collapse pose significant challenges to societies that encounter them. Governments engage in crisis management to prepare for, respond to, and recover from such extreme events. Hence, crisis management is a key part of public pol...

  • Public Consultation & Policy NegotiationPPMN90035

    Offered:Summer TermYear:2019

    This subject is based around simulated public and stakeholder consultation exercises where participants test theories and techniques of engagement in order to increase democratic participation and to collect data to inform policy makers. Participants will also be exposed to Big Data and also cons...

  • Public Policy Lobbying StrategiesPPMN90031

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject is designed to develop an understanding of the links between contemporary public policy and political communication and lobbying processes, in particular how the political and media environment can be utilised to transform the public policy agendas of interest groups and NGOs into co...

  • GovernancePPMN90037

    Offered:March, AugustYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject examines contemporary issues in governance in Australia and internationally. The subject critically examines both traditional and emerging governance models that have dominated recent public sector reform efforts in many parts of the world. The subject focuses on the implications of ...

  • U21 Advanced International StudyPPMN50001

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019

    This subject involves a study of an approved topic in global public policy and international relations. Details of the program being offered will be available from the School. Students who complete this subject successfully should have demonstrated a specialist understanding of the topic, contrib...

  • Life Insurance Models IACTL90006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include survival models concepts; estimation procedures for lifetime distributions; multiple state models; multiple decrements; binomial model of mortality; actuarial applications of Markov processes; exact and census methods for estimating transition intensities based on age.

  • Life ContingenciesACTL90005

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject applies previous studies in the areas of financial mathematics, survival modelling, stochastic processes and graduation to life insurance and superannuation products. Specifically, the subject considers pricing and reserving for life insurance policies issued to single lives or to co...

  • Mathematics of Finance IIACTL90002

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics include: measures of investment risk, portfolio theory, models of asset returns, asset liability modelling, equilibrium models, the efficient markets hypothesis, stochastic models of security prices, and Brownian Motion and its application.

  • Insurance Risk ModelsACTL90004

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include collective risk model, calculation of moments and mgf of aggregate claims, recursion formulae, effect of reinsurance; individual risk model, De Pril's recursion formula; fundamentals of decision theory; credibility theory; exact credibility and the Buhlmann-Straub model; basics of ...

  • Actuarial Practice and Control IIIACTL90009

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    Analysis of investment portfolios and asset classes from the perspective of an appointed actuary, with a view to identifying assets that suit the requirements of a variety of general insurance, life insurance, superannuation and other defined benefit liabilities.    

  • Insurance Risk Models IIACTL90014

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Topics considered in this subject include premium principles, including variance principle, Esscher principle, risk adjusted principle; applications of utility theory, premium calculation and optimal reinsurance retention levels; reinsurance problems; ruin theory, Lundberg's inequality, explicit ...

  • Actuarial Modelling IACTL30001

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Topics include survival models concepts; estimation procedures for lifetime distributions; multiple state models; binomial model of mortality; actuarial applications of Markov processes.