Policy and Planning Manager

Direct development of policy advice and strategic planning within government agencies, community not-for-profit organisations or companies.

Policy and Planning Manager

Policy and Planning Manager

Roles and responsibilities

Policy and planning managers:

  • analyse information relevant to the organisation's activities and develop policies
  • provide advice to support its performance
  • coordinate policy formulation and review, including evaluation of policy options
  • oversee the implementation of policies
  • liaise with national, state and local government, as well as peak bodies and professional organisations
  • provide briefings on policy issues to high level stakeholders such as government ministers or board members
  • prepare discussion papers on policy options
  • draft and coordinate high-level correspondence and requests for information such as ministerial or corporate communications

Policy and planning managers are employed by Commonwealth and state/territory government departments and organisations as well as trade unions, political parties, universities, non-profit organisations and private sector organisations which provide consultancy services to government or lobby government on policy issues. Job prospects are good although there are limited opportunities to work in regional areas.

Source: myFuture

Policy and planning managers:

  • analyse information relevant to the organisation's activities and develop policies
  • provide advice to support its performance
  • coordinate policy formulation and review, including evaluation of policy options
  • oversee the implementation of policies
  • liaise with national, state and local government, as well as peak bodies and professional organisations
  • provide briefings on policy issues to high level stakeholders such as government ministers or board members
  • prepare discussion papers on policy options
  • draft and coordinate high-level correspondence and requests for information such as ministerial or corporate communications

Policy and planning managers are employed by Commonwealth and state/territory government departments and organisations as well as trade unions, political parties, universities, non-profit organisations and private sector organisations which provide consultancy services to government or lobby government on policy issues. Job prospects are good although there are limited opportunities to work in regional areas.

Source: myFuture

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Policy and Planning Manager

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Policy and Planning Manager

Postgraduate study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.

Relevant postgraduate courses include: