Course overview

Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Applications close Next term starts          Total course fee
N/A 16 weeks over two terms 2 8 Jan 2018

28 Jan 2018
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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.

Course aims

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
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare/ health services
  • Supply and distribution
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Professional services (legal services, financial services and consultancies).

Career outcomes

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

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

    Course Coordinator

  • Peter Gahan

    Director of the Centre for Workplace Leadership

Next: see what subjects you'll be studying

  • Your dedicated student support team

Contact student support

Talk with a dedicated online Student Support Consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page, via phone or by filling out the enquiry form to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au
Opening hours: Weekdays: 9am - 5pm AEST