Graduate Certificate of Leadership

Course summary for local students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Leadership
Campus

Cloud (online)

CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length

1 year part-time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015$11,850/0.5 EFTSL-$5925* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

Deakin course code M538

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

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

This is a fee-paying course. Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP go to deakin.edu.au/fees.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of the Graduate Certificate of Leadership, you will have developed an awareness of your own leadership styles, strengths and weaknesses. You will also develop an appreciation of the way leadership operates at different levels, and in different contexts, as a key success factor in enterprises.

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

MPR779Management Communication (Residential) *

MPR707Change Management (Residential) *

MPR771/MPM771Principles of Leadership *

MPM778The Leadership Adventure #
or

MPT738Audacious Leadership #

Elective units

Select a maximum of 2 credit points of units from:

MPA711Corporate Governance and Ethics

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPM704Managing for Environmental Sustainability

MPM712Managing Innovation

MPR721/MPM721Organisational Behaviour *

MPM773Contemporary Issues in Leadership

MPT735/MPM735International Business Management #

MPR705Entrepreneurship (Residential) *

MPT774The 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.

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution, or for those without a degree, 5 years of relevant work experience.

In addition to completing an application form, prospective students must provide a statement (max. 500 words) about their current leadership role, their background, and what they hope to achieve from the course, and also supply a current copy of their CV.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

Further study

M638 Graduate Diploma of Leadership
M738 Master of Leadership

 

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