The Behavioural Economics Team of the Australian Government (BETA) has a free online course - Behavioural Insights for Public Policy. This is an introductory course aimed at people who want to train in basic behavioural insight concepts. The course will help you apply behavioural insight concepts to your work in the APS.


The free online course includes six learning modules, each with interactive quizzes to measure understanding, and a test with certificate at the end. The course covers the basics of behavioural insights, as well as an introduction to designing and evaluating behavioural insights interventions. You will also learn about the work BETA is doing.

How to use it

Access the online course - Behavioural Insights for Public Policy - on BETA’s website. The course takes approximately 15 minutes per module (about 2 hours in total) – but you can save your progress and do it at your own pace. The course works best in Google Chrome (not Internet Explorer).

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