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|Full-time duration||Part-time duration||Core subjects||Total course fee*|
|N/A||16 weeks over two terms||2||A$5,752|
*The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.
The Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership is a high-impact leadership course developing the fundamental skills that are required for great leaders.
Whether you are an early-to-mid career professional who wants more responsibility in your role, or a senior professional aiming to build your foundational leadership skills to better lead teams, the Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership will equip you with the fundamentals to become a great leader.
Developed and delivered by the Centre for Workplace Leadership, located with the Faculty of Business and Economics, you will learn from industry leaders and experts in the field, while getting a jump-start on your personal growth.
Research shows that undertaking leadership training early in an individual’s career can positively influence their leadership skills at every level of an organisation. We also know that management and leadership skills are most effectively learned through structured or formal programs, which integrate problem-based projects.
This pioneering course aims to provide practical learning opportunities for those seeking to extend their business, managerial and leadership skills. As a student of this program, you will learn the fundamentals of leadership including strategic planning, problem solving, managing people, and influencing others, which can be applied immediately to the workplace.
Who the course is for
This program has been designed for professionals from a wide range of roles within various sectors including:
- Information technology
- Healthcare/ health services
- Supply and distribution
- Advanced manufacturing
- Professional services (legal services, financial services and consultancies).
By gaining a qualification in leadership, you could successfully apply your leadership skills to the relevant roles listed below:
- Industrial Engineer
- Business Development Director
- Human Resources Manager
- Information Technology Manager
- Project Manager.
What you will learn
Identify the knowledge, skills and applications of effective workplace leadership
Identify the knowledge, skills and applications of
effective workplace leadership
You’ll learn what leadership is, why it is important, discover the factors that impact workplace leadership, and be able to identify the influence leadership has in an organisational context.
Understand your role and ability to affect practice of leadership within your teams, departments and broader organisations
Understand your role and ability to affect practice of leadership within your teams,
departments and broader organisations
By undertaking complex collaborative leadership challenges and simulations, you’ll develop your systems and strategic thinking, decision-making, coaching and supporting skills.
Design a personal leadership development plan
Design a personal leadership
You will design a personal leadership plan that you can implement immediately in your workplace, receiving feedback from your peers and teachers.
Who you will learn from
Your online learning experience is enriched by interaction with lecturers and your fellow classmates. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students.
Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.
- Dr Belinda Allen
Contact student support
You can talk with a dedicated online student support consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page or connect through by phone. Alternatively, click on the Enquire Now tab below and fill out the form to find out about key details relating to this program, including:
- Entry requirements
- Time commitment required for each subject
- Fees and payment options.
To gain the Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership you must complete 25 points comprised of:
- Two core subjects.
|Foundations of leadership||12.5|
Foundations of leadership
In Foundations of Leadership, you will learn and apply core knowledge, skills and tools needed to be effective organisational leaders. This subject investigates what leadership is, why it is important and analyses the factors that impact upon workplace leadership and the impacts leadership has in an organisational context. This subject will begin by focusing on leadership of self, and the role of leadership in contemporary organisations. You will undertake diagnostic assessment and reflective exercises to gain insights into their leadership values, strengths and weaknesses and use these to create a personal leadership development plan.
Detailed Information MGMT90232
|Leadership in Practice||12.5|
Leadership in Practice
Following the Foundations of Leadership subject, in Leadership in Practice, you will extend their development by learning and applying more advanced knowledge and skills in order to exercise and foster leadership within more complex organisational environments and systems. Drawing on theories and empirical evidence, you will devise a plan to overcome a complex personal leadership conundrum. You will also undertake more complex collaborative leadership challenges, in order to develop their critical analysis and strategic thinking, decision-making, coaching and supporting skills.
Detailed Information MGMT90233
The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15 -19 hours per week and includes independent study, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.
To apply for the Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership, you are required to have:
- An undergraduate degree or equivalent; and
- One year of documented relevant post graduation professional experience, which demonstrates the capacity to undertake the course successfully.
Meeting these requirements makes you eligible for selection but does not guarantee selection.
In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance; and
- Professional work experience.
The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Student Application and Selection Procedure.
Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 6.5 is required.
Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.
Most courses have multiple intakes per year. Check the dates of upcoming terms.
Discuss your eligibility
Speak with a dedicated online student support consultant to clarify any questions about entry requirements, including prior academic performance and professional experience.
Fees and scholarships
Professional Certificate in Workplace Leadership
25 point program
Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students.
Your course is equivalent in quality and accreditation to an on-campus qualification. Each subject is designed by academics, subject coordinators and learning designers to deliver an interactive and enriching experience, with regular contact from lecturers, tutors and a dedicated online Student Support team.
The fee is based on the study load that the student is taking. Fees are paid on a per subject basis each term, and total course fees are not required to be paid up-front.
The fees listed are the indicative costs for 2018. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.
Learn more about tuition fees.
Financial assistance and scholarships
If you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government. You may be eligible for the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP, which isn’t normally the case for leadership and executive programs.
There are many subsidies and scholarships awarded by the University and specific faculties, based on a variety of criteria. Online students are encouraged to apply.
FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible students in domestic fee-paying places to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government sets limits on how much you can borrow. FEE-HELP loans are repaid through the taxation system. No loan fee applies to loans for postgraduate studies. Detailed information about eligibility for FEE-HELP is available from the Study Assist website.
- Domestic scholarships
The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia – supporting approximately 3000 students at the University. The scholarships program serves to both reward outstanding academic achievement and provide access for students who might otherwise be prevented from undertaking further study. For full details of all domestic graduate scholarships, visit the Future Students website.
Further information regarding financial aid options for current students is available on the Student Services website.
- International scholarships
There are no scholarships available for overseas online students from the University of Melbourne. Companies, home universities, professional organisations and charities may provide scholarships.
Discuss your payment options
Talk with a dedicated online student support consultant to assess the best way to fund your study.
Term Applications close Term dates Term 1, 2019 14 Jan 28 Jan - 31 Mar Term 3, 2019 1 Jul 15 Jul - 15 Sep
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It takes about 20 minutes to complete the form using the online application system.
You can save your work in progress and complete the application at a later date.
Once you initiate an application, you will be assigned a personal Student Support Consultant who will guide you through the process.
Admissions for this course are not capped per intake, so you do not need to apply for multiple intakes. If you are unsure which intake you wish to apply for, please note that you can change your application later by contacting the student support team.
To complete your application you will require:
- Course code PR-WRKLEAD
- Evidence of meeting the English Language Requirements as determined by the University
- A detailed CV, including work history if applicable and specifying if the positions were part time or full time and the number of years/months employed
- Transcripts for ALL courses completed including an explanation of the grading system. Transcripts for previous studies undertaken at the University of Melbourne are not required. An academic transcript is an official record of your studies that lists all subjects you have undertaken, and all of the results that you obtained.
- Digital files of these documents. Limit of 6MB per document. Supported file types: TXT, DOC, DOCX, PDF, JPG, JPEG, XLS, XLSX, TIFF).
Help with application preparation and submission
A dedicated online student support consultant can help you prepare and submit your application.
Contact one of our friendly consultants to talk through:
- The selection process
- Preparing your documentation
- Using the online application system.
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