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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
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- Time commitment required for each subject
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