1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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2299-17

      Policy Analyst
      Policy Advisor

Analyses and advises on policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government and commercial operations and programs.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • reviews existing policies and legislation to identify anomalies and out-of-date provisions
  • researches social, economic and industrial trends and client expectations of programs and services provided
  • formulates and analyses policy options, and advises on preferred options
  • assesses the financial implications and equitable impact of policies
  • liaises and consults with program administrators and other interested parties to identify policy needs
  • prepares briefing papers and recommendations for policy changes
  • may prepare and maintain policy and procedures manuals
  • may advise managers or politicians on lobbying activities

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