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Policy Analyst

Also known as Policy Adviser.

Develops and analyses policies guiding the design, implementation and modification of government or commercial operations and programs.


Tasks Include:


  • determining organisational and client intelligence requirements
  • organising, collecting, collating and analysing data, and developing intelligence information such as electronic surveillance
  • compiling and disseminating intelligence information using briefings, maps, charts, reports and other methods
  • ascertaining the accuracy of data collected and reliability of sources
  • conducting threat and risk assessments and developing responses
  • liaising and consulting with program administrators and other interested parties to identify policy needs
  • reviewing existing policies and legislation to identify anomalies and out-of-date provisions
  • researching social, economic and industrial trends, and client expectations of programs and services provided
  • formulating and analysing policy options, preparing briefing papers and recommendations for policy changes, and advising on preferred options
Job prospects for Intelligence and Policy Analysts in Victoria

Occupations in the Intelligence and Policy Analysts group include Intelligence Officer and Policy Analyst.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,800 Intelligence and Policy Analysts in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,742.10

Hourly earnings
$46.10

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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