Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Overview

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 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.

Course structure

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

1. Program: Leadership in Christian Education

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

2. Program: Living Leadership

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

3. Program: Stirling 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

Colleges where this course is available

  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Lutheran
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Uniting Church in Australia
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Stirling College

    Stirling College

    Churches of Christ
    Classroom, Online, Mixed modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Australian Lutheran College

    Australian Lutheran College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    North Adelaide SA
  • Catholic Theological College

    Catholic Theological College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    East Melbourne VIC
  • Eva Burrows College

    Eva Burrows College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Ringwood VIC and Bexley North NSW
  • Morling College

    Morling College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Macquarie Park NSW
  • Pilgrim Theological College

    Pilgrim Theological College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • St Athanasius College

    St Athanasius College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Donvale VIC and Melbourne VIC
  • Stirling College

    Stirling College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Mulgrave VIC
  • Trinity College Theological School

    Trinity College Theological School

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Whitley College

    Whitley College

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Parkville VIC
  • Yarra Theological Union

    Yarra Theological Union

    Churches of Christ
    modes
    Box Hill VIC

    Duration

    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.

    Standard full-time 6 months
    Maximum part-time 1.5 years

    Pathways to future study

    Graduates may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Theology or Master of Theological Studies.

    Admission criteria

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

    Fee summary

    The Graduate Certificate in Leadership requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2022 are $2,732 per unit or $8,196 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.

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