• The role and value of evaluation in policy design 
  • Approaches to evaluation 
  • Evaluation designs for policy and program circumstances 
  • Evaluation frameworks and tools. 


By the end of this course, you will have a depth of understanding of the role of evaluation, how evaluation can be designed and tools appropriate to a range of circumstances and resourcing levels. Your department/agency will benefit from improved evaluation understanding and practice at both program or policy commencement and at review. 

  • Develop understanding of evaluation in the public sector 
  • Develop confidence in designing evaluation protocols 
  • Improved evaluation practices and outcomes. 

Who Should Attend 

People new to policy roles, or those wishing to deepen their skills. Those responsible for policy implementation and review. 

Benefits to You and Your Organisation 

  • Networking with people in similar roles in the SA public sector 
  • Expert input, skills development and access to strategies, tools and tips for policy and program evaluation 
  • Increased confidence in policy and program evaluation. 

This course is designed for those who might have been exposed to earlier courses on public policy, but at an introductory level. It will suit those wishing to further develop their skills in policy roles or those responsible for policy or program implementation. 

Learn about our speakers

Flinders University

Flinders University Facilitator
Flinders University

Flinders University enjoys a well-justified reputation for its excellence in teaching and research. It has a long-standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all and a proud record of community engagement.

Upcoming course availability

In person

March 2024

Monday, 25 March 2024

In person

May 2024

Monday, 20 May 2024


1 full day
9:30am-4:30pm (9:15am registration)

Workbook, resources, lunch, morning tea and refreshments

12 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000
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Personal Member $575
State Govt Employee Member $615
Corporate Member $625
Non-member $725