You must have qualifications for every job in the world except being a politician. I suggest that a Cert IV in Politics would be appropriate. Graduates at this level would have theoretical and practical knowledge and skills for specialised and/or skilled work in politics and/or further learning. It would include basic understanding in:
- political philosophy
- history of politics
- political law
- economics (and the many problems with trickle down theory)
- science as related to political decisions (eg climate change)
Such a course would also have a mandatory 1 month on the dole with a reflective essay written on the experience. A pass would entail empathy with the poor.
This would eliminate some of the dregs of society who are currently in politics. (eg Pauline Hanson, Donald Trump).