Graduate Certificate of Leadership

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Leadership

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode


1 year part-time

Deakin course codeM538

This course is changing in Trimester 2 2015. 

Students commencing in Trimester 2 2015 please refer to the new M538 Graduate Certificate of Leadership course.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Leadership is designed to create a deep understanding, at both tacit and explicit levels, of this important organisational role.  The course is largely experiential and is aimed at fostering cognitive and behavioural habits which lead to appropriate actions where innovation and influence are required.  Course content is underpinned with an exploration of current directions in thinking and research in this very dynamic field of research.

The course embraces a variety of approaches to teaching and learning ranging from didactic (l-Lectures, course notes, formal assessment, etc).) to experiential (intensive residential units) and includes study and reflection on personal challenges, for example, in an outdoor ‘adventure’ program in the Audacious Leadership unit.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

The Graduate Certificate of Leadership comprises 4 credit points including a minimum of 2 credit points of core units and a maximum of 2 credit points of elective units.

Course structure

Core Units

Select a minimum of 2 credit points of units from:

MPM772An Act of Leadership

MPM773Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MPR779Leadership in the Real World *

MPR707Change Management (Residential) *

MPR771/MPM771Principles of Leadership *

MPM778The Leadership Adventure #

MPT738Audacious Leadership #

Elective units

Select a maximum of 2 credit points of units from:

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPK704Sustainable Environmental Marketing

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPR721/MPM721Organisational Behaviour *

MPM773Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential) *

MPT774The Leadership Retreat ^

or any unit(s) in the core not previously studied

Other postgraduate units may be taken subject to the approvall of the Course Team Chair.

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit. # MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit. 

^ This MPT coded unit will be held as an Intensive at the Deakin. Management Centre, Geelong

Please note: A number of units in this course require students to attend a designated physical site to complete intensive units.