Graduate Certificate of Leadership
Course summary for local students
2016 course information
|Award granted||Graduate Certificate of Leadership|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
1 year part-time
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016||Not applicable|
|Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$16,000 - Full-fee paying place|
Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
|Level||Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)|
|Deakin course code||M538|
- Course overview
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- How to apply
- Further study
- Key dates
Challenge yourself to become a highly-innovative and influential leader by undertaking a course that embraces real-world learning and cutting-edge research.
Our Master of Leadership offers extensive experiential learning options. You’ll take part in intensive residential units, immersing yourself in a subject and building your professional networks, and our outdoor ‘adventure’ program (known as the Audacious Leadership unit).
Combined with the latest research in behavioural and cognitive thinking, this course truly gives you the tools and experience to take your leadership skills to the next level.
Fees and charges
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Under the present legislation, a Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute part of their course costs. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study.
The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative course fee shown in the table above is 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 full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline 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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Full-fee paying place
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course. Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.
The actual course fee charged by Deakin University, is based on the course and the study load being undertaken. The annual fee above is based on four credit points (which equals 0.5 Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than four credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by four, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.
Fee information for all domestic students
The fees per course/unit/credit point may be otherwise subject to an annual increase due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
This information is provided as a guide only. No representation is made that the information provided is current or accurate. Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fee to calculate the total future cost of their course. Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about 2016 fees.
Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year, which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL. If you are studying a graduate certificate which is normally four credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5. The annual fee displayed for this course is based on four credit points.
Fee payment assistance
Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP or full-fee paying place, may be eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP respectively. For more information about HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.
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.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Leadership, students must attain a total of 4 credit points, consisting of 2 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
|MPR771/MPM771||Principles of Leadership *|
Plus 1 credit point unit from:
|MPM772||An Act of Leadership|
|MPM773||Contemporary Issues in Leadership|
|MPR707/MPM707||Leading Change *|
|MPR779||Leadership in the Real World *|
which may also include one unit from:
|MPM778||The Leadership Adventure|
|MPT738||Audacious Leadership #|
* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit.
# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit.
Students may select any two postgraduate units.
Course Learning Outcomes
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Demonstrate an understanding of foundational leadership theories, issues, and practice, and apply these to personal and professional circumstances.|
|Communication||Employ a variety of media demonstrating a high-level of communication skills to inform, motivate and influence business/ professional audiences.|
|Digital literacy||Use digital technologies to produce cutting-edge communication messages.|
|Critical thinking||Critically analyse leadership in contemporary professional and personal spaces, and develop appropriate adjustments to behaviour.|
|Problem solving||Manage a range of leadership-related issues to shape perceptions of audiences and present solutions to address complex challenges|
|Self-management||Demonstrate an understanding of self, personal biases, values, beliefs, and mental models to create and realise a professional or personal vision.|
|Teamwork||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Global citizenship||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
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 Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Entry requirements - specific
Minimum entry requirements
- Bachelor degree in any discipline and 3 years leadership experience
- 5 years minimum leadership experience
All applicants must provide the following with their application:
- current CV
- a statement (max. 500 words) about their current leadership role, their background, and what they hope to achieve from the course
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
Some courses are available in Trimester 2 and 3 2016. Check our Midyear entry and Trimester 3 pages to see if direct applications are open for this course.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.