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Graduate Certificate of Leadership

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Award granted Graduate Certificate of Leadership
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes

1 year part-time

Deakin course codeM538

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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.

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Fees and charges

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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

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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.

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Course structure

Core Units

Select a minimum of 2 credit points of units from:

MPM772 The Social Construction of Leadership  

MPM773 Contemporary Issues in Leadership  

MPR779 Management Communication (Residential)  *

MPR707 Change Management (Residential)  *

MPR771/MPM771 Principles of Leadership  *

MPM778 The Leadership Adventure  #

MPT738 Audacious Leadership  #


Elective units

Select a maximum of 2 credit points of units from:

MPA711 Corporate Governance and Ethics  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPM704 Managing for Environmental Sustainability  

MPM712 Managing Innovation  

MPR721/MPM721 Organisational Behaviour  *

MPM773 Contemporary Issues in Leadership  

MPT735/MPM735 International Business Management  #

MPR705 Entrepreneurship (Residential)  *

MPT774 The Leadership Retreat (Tour)  #


^ 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.


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