Graduate Certificate in
Organisational Leadership

Advance your career with enhanced leadership skills

I want to make a difference with people who want to make

a difference, doing something that makes a difference.

John C. Maxwell

Course Information

Are you ready to make a difference in your 21st century organisation? The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership program will help you increase your effectiveness by developing both competence (skills, expertise and strengths) as well as character (integrity, purpose, ethics). Expand your leadership toolbox!

You will have opportunities to explore leadership models, theories and practices in small dynamic learning environments. Lessons learned can be immediately applied to real world organisational situations. This program will hone your critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Certificate Program Units

Students are required to undertake four units of study which are advanced postgraduate units in the discipline area of organisational leadership.

Admission Criteria

Educational Prerequisites

The entry criteria for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership program shall normally be:

  • A Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) from an Australian higher education institution; or
  • A qualification recognised as equivalent by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR); or
  • Other qualifications and experience as may, on application by the student, be deemed equivalent to (a) by the Academic Board of the Institute.

A candidate’s entry qualification need not include studies in business, management or related fields, but studies in these fields would be an advantage.

A candidate’s previous experience does not need to include industry or professional experience in organisational leadership, management, business or a related field, but such experience would be an advantage.

In certain circumstances where it is unclear to the Admissions Committee or the Academic Board whether a student has the qualifications and/or experience to enter the program, the student may be required to attend an interview to determine their eligibility for entry to the program.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose qualifying undergraduate studies were taken in a language other than English will be required to demonstrate English proficiency equivalent to the IELTS Academic minimum overall result of 6.5 with no band score below 6.0. Test score equivalencies for alternative tests are provided below.

Tests of Academic English Language Proficiency Scores: Overall
IELTS Academic 6.5
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet- based Test (TOEFL iBT) 79
PTE Academic 58
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) from Cambridge ESOL test scores 58


For more information regarding RPL and credit contact us on 02 9819 8823.
Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership 
4 months full time (on campus)
8 months part time (online cohort-basis)
February / July (full time on campus)
February (depending on cohort)
4 units

Potential Students

This certificate program is particularly suited to anyone who:

  • Is aspiring to gain competencies in leading groups, departments, organizations
  • Has just stepped into a position working with people and are technically savvy but seek to improve their people skills
  • Desires know how to lead and manage and would like to gain a greater understanding of the why and how of leadership
  • Would like to get a Master degree by starting with a Certificate program first

Career Outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Leadership adds to your managerial and leadership toolbox. It will enhance your career opportunities in various ways:

  • Equip you to be a more effective manager and leader (Supervisor, Director, Manager, Program Coordinator, Executive Director).
  • Transferrable skills in various industries, both in the corporate and non-profit sectors.
  • Improve your organisational critical analysis skills.


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