1324 Policy and Planning Managers

Policy and Planning Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate policy advice and strategic planning within organisations.

Indicative Skill Level:

In Australia:

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

Tasks Include:

  • developing, implementing and monitoring strategic plans, programs, policies, processes, systems and procedures to achieve goals, objectives and work standards
  • developing, implementing, administering and participating in policy research and analysis
  • coordinating the implementation of policies and practices
  • establishing activity measures and measurements of accountability
  • overseeing and participating in the development of policy documents and reports
  • consulting with and providing expert advice to government officials and board members on policy, program and legislative issues
  • representing the organisation in negotiations, and at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums convened to discuss policy issues


  • 132411 Policy and Planning Manager

132411 Policy and Planning Manager

Alternative Title:

  • Public Policy Manager

Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates policy advice and strategic planning within an organisation.

Skill Level: 1


  • Corporate Planning Manager
  • Strategic Planning Manager