Postgraduate

Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Gain high-level skills to motivate and inspire the people around you.

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Hackett Entrance No 4 Carpark No 9 or 41 off Hackett Drive The University of Western Australia (M252) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 4999

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Career Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is suitable for professionals wishing to advance their leadership skills and take their career to the next level. Management positions can be found in almost every industry, and graduates will be well equipped for these roles.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is suitable for professionals wishing to advance their leadership skills and take their career to the next level. Management positions can be found in almost every industry, and graduates will be well equipped for these roles.
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Career Opportunities

Further Study

The graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership can articulate into the UWA MBA Flexible program, crediting the four units of the Graduate Certificate towards the 12-unit MBA.
The graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership can articulate into the UWA MBA Flexible program, crediting the four units of the Graduate Certificate towards the 12-unit MBA.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
24
Total Course Fee - 2021
$19,250.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
and
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—
(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.
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Application requirements

Applicants should submit their application online with the following documentation. High-quality colour scans of original documents are to be uploaded into the application portal prior to assessment.

  • Original proof of citizenship (one of the following):
    • passport (and visa if necessary)
    • birth certificate
    • Australian Citizenship certificate
    • Original academic transcripts (unless previously from UWA)
  • Proof of English language competency
  • A personal statement
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) outlining your professional work experience
  • Two referee names and contact details

Note: Hard-copy original transcripts and degree certificates from previous studies may be requested at any time as part of the process of verifying the authenticity of any documents provided with an applicationRead more here about uploading scanned documents.

If you need assistance with the application process, please contact our Future Students Team.

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How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

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About the course

You’ll gain advanced knowledge in the field of leadership, as well as skills in motivating and inspiring others to resolve complex problems. This course can serve as an entry point into the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible (subject to achieving a Weighted Average Mark of at least 65 per cent). 
Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3
Weekly contact time
  • Students can expect a time commitment of 12 hours per week per unit (comprising 3 hours contact time and 9 hours additional study time).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41220
CRICOS code
  • 412201
Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Part-time only
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Trimester 1, 2, 3
Weekly contact time
  • Students can expect a time commitment of 12 hours per week per unit (comprising 3 hours contact time and 9 hours additional study time).
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 41220
CRICOS code
  • 412201
Full time/part time duration
  • One year part-time
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

Why study this course

  1. What you’ll learn from units such as Leading Self, Leading Others, Negotiation Behaviour and Organisational Change and Transformation will totally change the way you approach your work.
  2. The Leadership units are among the highest-rated by students of all the management-focused postgraduate offerings at the UWA Business School.
  3. You will learn from lecturers who are exceptional industry practitioners and who communicate the latest leadership thinking in a highly practical manner. You will also learn from your peers in the program and from their workplace leadership experiences.

UWA MBA graduates earn  highest salaries nationally

Graduates of the UWA MBA program earn the highest salaries in Australia, almost $200,000 per annum after completing their course, at an average age of 34 (QS Top Universities Global MBA Rankings for 2021).

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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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You'll learn to

  • understand your own leadership style – and reflect on how effective your approach is.
  • use the tools and skill sets required to both understand and lead organisational change.
  • become a better leader – including knowing when not to lead but to follow.

Practical learning

Guest speakers and industry practitioners contribute to the courses within the Graduate Certificate of Leadership. The availability and use of guest speakers from industry varies year-on-year, based upon their availability.

The course leaders (and indeed your peers in the course) are active in industry, often working as consultants and coaches in the areas of leadership and organisational change. The connections span many industry sectors including health, resources, government and professional service firms.

What to look for when choosing an MBA program

MBA students in class at UWA

 

If you’re considering undertaking an MBA or MBA pathway graduate certificate, it’s important to weigh up your options carefully before deciding which program to join.

Pathway to the MBA

This Graduate Certificate is a pathway to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Flexible program.

Graduates who meet the Weighted Average Mark requirements can articulate into the MBA. Points completed for the Graduate Certificate will be fully credited towards the MBA.

Accreditation

     

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.