Summary information





Colleges where it can be studied
  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Pilgrim Theological College
  • Stirling Theological College
Overseas students


AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study load
  • Part-time
  • Full-time
Study mode
  • Online
  • Blended (combination of Online and Face-to-face)
  • Face-to-face

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time. The course is normally taken as a series of intensive units across one year.

Cost of study

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2020 are $2,640 per unit or $7,920 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.

Detailed information

What this course is about

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership allows students to focus on the spirituality of organisations and to integrate spirituality, leadership and organisational transformation.  Graduates are equipped to meet the challenge of new moral imperatives facing the world.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership:

  1. have knowledge of how processes, structures, skills and attitudes impact on organisational development at different stages;
  2. have skills in reflection, research and communication required for effective engagement in organisations;
  3. have engaged with conscious and unconscious processes in self and other, informed by the pedagogy and dynamics of theological and spiritual reflection as applied to groups as well as to individuals;
  4. apply key concepts of organisational behaviour, systems thinking and spirituality to the task of leadership, including processes which facilitate healthy organisational development and transformation.
Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Theology or Master of Arts (Theology).


Admission dates
  • Admissions for first semester 2020 close on Friday 14 February 2020.
  • Admissions for second semester 2020 close on Friday 17 July 2020.
Admission criteria

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership consists of 72 points comprised of one of the following programs.

1. Program: Leadership, Spirituality and Organisational Practice [Jesuit College of Spirituality]

Candidates must complete the following units:

  • either DS8041J or DS8049J Organisational Behaviour and Spiritual Leadership
  • either DS9111J or DS9119J Leadership, Spirituality and Organisational Practice

Candidates must also complete one of the following units:

  • either DS9161J or DS9169J Organisational Transformation and Ignatian Spirituality
  • either DS9121J or DS9129J Apostolic Leadership and Entrepreneurial Practice

2. Program: Leadership in Christian Education [Australian Lutheran College]

Candidates must complete the following units:

  • DA9001L Leadership for a Christian Context
  • DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue

Candidates must also complete one of the following units

  • DE9035L Ethics, Values and Decision Making for Educators
  • DS9001L Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership in a Christian School

3. Program: Living Leadership [Pilgrim Theological College]

Candidates must complete 72 points selected from the following units:

  • DP800P Self and Other in Pastoral Relationship
  • DP8004 Integrative Leadership Formation
  • either DS9010P or DS9019P Discernment and Authority in Christian Tradition
  • DP9005P Educating and Ministering through Life’s Passages
  • DP9805P Effective Christian Leadership and Ministry
  • DP8002P Living Leadership: Managing Organisational Change Faithfully
  • DP8003P Formation for Christian Leadership

4. Program: Stirling Theological College

Candidates must complete the following units:

  • either DA9016S or DA9716S Spiritual and Self Leadership
  • either DA9018S or DA9718S Leading People and Teams
  • DP8011S Reflective Practice

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher



Where to get further information

Enquire about this course

  • Please select the relevant student option. If you intend to apply for admission as an overseas student, refer to the field "Overseas students" in the summary information provided at the top of this page to check if it is possible for this course.