Graduate Certificate of Leadership

How the course is structured

You complete two coursework units, two Professional Practice Credentials and two stackable short courses.

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Leadership Practice with Impact

The purpose of this unit is to deliver a thorough grounding in the main leadership theories, concepts, and issues. It is intended as an introduction to leadership and will be the theoretical foundation that the other leadership units are built on. 

The Deakin Advantage: Leadership and Professional Development

This unit brings together career development, personal development and professional development. Students commence with a personalised 360-degree feedback diagnosis which provides the foundation for the selection of personal and professional development opportunities that are completed over the duration of their study program. 

Please note: As part of any postgraduate degree at Deakin University, you need to complete the compulsory, zero-credit-point unit Academic Integrity. This unit requires you to pass an online multiple-choice test.

Download the course guide to learn more about the coursework units and the course structure.

  • Adaptive Mindsets (Advanced)
  • Driving Strategic Results (Advanced)

Download the course guide to learn more about Professional Practice Credentials and the course structure.

Stackable Short Courses
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Innovation and Leadership
  • Innovation and Organisational Change
  • Sustainable Leadership to 2030

Download the course guide to learn more about Professional Practice Credentials and the course structure.

Flexible and 100% online

This leading-edge postgraduate degree is designed for leaders who need flexibility for when and where they complete their studies.

  • This course has no exams and is designed specifically for a 100% online experience.
  • Study while you work and immediately apply what you learn to your workplace.

One-on-one support

You’ll be supported every step of the way.

Each student is provided with a Student Success Adviser, who offers non-academic advice and support from enrolment through to graduation.

From tackling the course-work unit readings to submitting a Professional Practice credential testimony, your academics are also available to provide support whenever you need it.