What will I learn?

Policymakers and planners use projections of the size and structure of the population to gauge future human resources and the demand for infrastructure and services. This short-form micro-credential introduces the method used to project populations by age and sex. The micro-credential is aimed at analysts, policymakers, and planners in all sectors employing population data, such as education, labour force, health and social care. Participants will gain hands-on experience accessing relevant data, deriving inputs and applying the projection method.


How to derive the projection inputs in terms of future fertility
Mortality and migration
Demographic processes affect population change

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion, enrollees will have the knowledge and skills to:

Explain the procedure of population projection
Generate projection inputs in terms of justifiable future series of demographic processes
Understand the role of demographic processes in changing population structures

Micro-credential stack information

This micro-credential may be undertaken as a stand-alone course.

Study options

Full Time (22 hours)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

To be confirmed


The Australian National University

Acton Campus,


Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

This micro-credential is taught at graduate level and assumes the generic skills of a Bachelors or equivalent.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.