10608NAT Diploma of Leadership (Christian Work)
The purpose of the course is to develop leaders. The course follows the fourfold logic of Dr Ian Jagelman, set out in his book, Identifying and Developing Christian Leaders (Jagelman is also involved in AC's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Master of Leadership). According to Jagelman, leadership requires:
- Integrity of heart: strong personal character and capacity to relate to others
- Visioning Capacity: the ability to create and communicate vision
- Skilful hands: a variety of leadership skills and teamwork skills
- Worldview and knowledge: a mature worldview and the ability to handle complexity
Therefore, this course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:
- demonstrates a broad knowledge of leadership theories and principles;
- identifies the worldview and values of individuals and organisations;
- able to apply knowledge of leadership to a broad range of contexts, and depth in the area of specialisation;
- able to think creatively to solve problems in workplace contexts
- demonstrates general research skills, particularly the ability to gather, understand and evaluate information;
- communicates effectively in both written and spoken communication;
- ability to evaluate and improve his or her own leadership performance in terms of professionalism as well as self management skills
3 CORE Units
LEDCHA501 Develop personal character and relationship skills
LEDLED502 Identify leaders and develop leadership skills (Advanced Leadership)
LEDCHA502 Apply ethical values in leadership
9 Elective Units
One each from
Group A - Coaching and Mentoring
PSPGEN018 Work with a coach or mentor
Group B - Teamwork
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness OR BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
Group C - Worldview
LEDWLD501 Understand and develop a worldview OR MINTHE404A Promote a Christian worldview
Group D - Communication
LEDCOM501 Deliver a public speech
At LEAST 3 units from Christian Work Stream Electives
LEDLED501 Aquire Leadership Skills (Christian Leadership)
MINBIB402A Effectively communicate the principles of the Old Testament
MINBIB403A Effectively communicate the principles of the New Testament
MINPAS405A Support Church Evangelism
MINTHE504A Promote a Pentecostal worldview
CHCPAS001 Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
2 more electives from the above or another available suitable unit.
For a list of locations where Diploma of Leadership (Christian Work) is delivered, please see below;
- Flexible Online
- Other Partner Colleges around Australia
Fees will vary at different locations.
English ability will need to be at the IELTS 5.5 (International English Language Testing System) level or higher, since written and oral forms of communication are an important part of the course (http://www.ielts.org).
Academic Entry Requirements
Completion of Year 12 Certificate OR Competence at or above Exit Level 3 in Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) in both reading and numeracy. (An ACSF level test can be arranged through AC upon application).
Professional Entry Requirements
Recommended entry requirements likely to facilitate successful completion of the course by intended participants include: • A sound level of ability in written and spoken English. For prospective students from an English speaking background, successful completion of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent (including articulation from other AQF programs), including demonstration of competency in English is recommended.
Work Integrated Learning
Students must complete at least 2 placement units in a related work or ministry setting (related to the particular unit outcomes). More placement units may be required depending on unit availability and elective choices.
Australian Skills Quality Authority Information
- Legal name: Alphacrucis College Limited
- RTO National code: 90525
Rev. Dr Daniel Thornton (faculty profile)
Daniel Thornton: accomplished and awarded songwriter, musician and worship leader, sought-after minister and educator. He is the world's leading expert on contemporary congregational songs. He is Director of Learning and Teaching and Head of Arts at Alphacrucis College, and serves local churches and their worship teams around the globe as well as being engaged as a professional composer and performer.
From 2007 - 2010, Daniel served as the Music Pastor at Paradise Community Church (Adelaide, South Australia) and previously as the Worship and Associate Pastor at North Shore Christian Centre in Sydney Australia for over 8 years.
He regularly produces/records and releases Worship CDs/DVDs including Christmas Presence, For Worshipers, from Worshipers, Daniel|Piano|Worship Classics 2, It is Well - Instrumentals (2011), Worship Classics (2010), Above All Else (2010), One Heart (2009), Worship Always (2009), Paradise(2008), It is Well - Vol 2(2007), It is Well - Vol 1(2006), Beyond Words (2004), and many more. Some of these recordings/performances are featured weekly on the NSCC TV show LifeSource and the Paradise TV shows.
His songs are sung in churches around the world including “Father”, “Come into the House” and “Presence Beautiful”. Daniel’s passion is to connect people with God and see the church rise to its fullest potential.
Daniel has performed a starring role on in an Off-Broadway premiere at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street, New York of the new musical "Angels". His recent starring roles in musical theatre productions also include, Godspell, !Hero and The Prodigal.
Six years at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and a music scholarship to London provided much of Daniel's formal training. During that time, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other prestigious ensembles performed his compositions. After completing his studies, Daniel was appointed Music Director for Penrith Christian Fellowship Centre, then Penrith City Church and later Worship Pastor at C3 Mt Annan.
Daniel is an ordained minister with the Australian Christian Churches. His formal qualifications include Ph.D., M.Music Technology (Distinction), A.Arts (Religious Studies), L.Mus.A. (Theory), Performers Certificate T.C.L. (Piano) and a Cert IV Training and Assessment.
He has owned and run two private music schools, and also lectured for many years at a number of colleges including Hillsong College and the Paradise College of Ministry.
Daniel and his wife Kris have been married for 23yrs and have 3 teenage children.
Units offered as part of this Award:
- BSBATSIL503 - Manage conflict
Description: This unit is an elective unit which includes the skills and knowledge needed to manage conflict in individual as well as organisational situations. Students will practice and learn how to contribute those skills and knowledge to monitor and guide the activities of organisations in situations where there may be conflict between individuals or groups. Unit detail page >>
- BSBLDR403 - Lead team effectiveness
Description: Students will take part in a practical placement to lead a team and reflect on and apply skills and knowledge from the unit. Team leaders have an important leadership role in the development of efficient and effective teams both in work and ministry environments. They play a prominent part in team planning, supervising the performance of the team and developing team cohesion. They provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap between management of the organisation and the team members. As such, they must 'manage up' as well as manage their teams. Unit detail page >>
- BSBWOR502 - Lead and manage team effectiveness
Description: Students will take part in a practical placement where they will be involved in leading a team by developing team plans, leading and facilitating teamwork and reflecting on and applying skills and knowledge from the unit. Managers need to faciliate teams and build a positive culture within them. This unit takes a systematic and planned approach to developing teams. It includes the soft skills as well as the more structured approaches to the management of teams. Work may be carried out within complex and diverse methods and procedures which require the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies. Unit detail page >>
- CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to work respectfully with people from diverse social and cultural groups and situations, including Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Unit detail page >>
- CHCPAS001 - Plan for the provision of pastoral and spiritual care
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare for pastoral and spiritual care work either within a specific belief system or in a non-denominational context. Work may be paid or in a volunteer capacity. Unit detail page >>
- CHCVOL003 - Recruit and coordinate volunteers
Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to recruit, orientate, develop and support volunteer workers in an agency, service or program. Workers at this level will be responsible for the ongoing coordination and supervision of volunteers who may be working in a range of contexts. Unit detail page >>
- CUAMPF404 - Perform music as part of a group
Description: Following the personal and group rehearsals comes the performance. This unit addresses all of the issues that surround performance. From the relations-management to the organising of equipment, from effective sound-checks to de-briefing performances, if you play/sing in a band... this unit will help you. Unit detail page >>
- LEDCHA501 - Develop personal character and relationship skills
Description: This unit describes the personal skill development necessary for the capability and growth of a leader. It focuses on personality analysis, goal setting and time prioritisation tasks and group communication and development. A leader’s ability to influence others is grounded on the strength of their own character, their self organisational skills, and their ability to relate to others. Leaders need to be in touch with their own particular needs and those of others to encourage motivation and engagement in those they hope to influence. A leader needs to be aware of the personal management skills they need in order to direct others. This unit is a CORE unit in 10608NAT Diploma of Leadership Unit detail page >>
- LEDCHA502 - Apply ethical values in leadership
Description: This unit describes the skills necessary for leaders to model and encourage in others the highest standards of ethical conduct. These skills will be applicable in a broad range of contexts, since the promotion of ethical values is germane to all leadership situations. This unit is a CORE unit in 10608NAT Diploma of Leadership Unit detail page >>
- LEDCOM501 - Deliver a public speech
Description: This unit describes the knowledge and skills necessary for planning and delivering a speech in public using strategies which will enhance the presentation and maintain audience interest. Unit detail page >>
- LEDLED501 - Acquire leadership skills
Description: This unit describes the skills necessary for exercising leadership and influence in various contexts. It recognises that organisational leadership begins with vision, is exercised utilising various styles, and entails the mentoring of individuals and groups. Unit detail page >>
- LEDLED502 - Identify leaders and develop leadership skills
Description: This unit describes the skills necessary for identifying leaders and developing leadership skills. This unit is a CORE unit in 10608NAT Diploma of Leadership Unit detail page >>
- LEDWLD501 - Understand and develop a worldview
Description: This unit identifies and defines the concept of worldview in our contemporary society, and considers the implications for, and application of, worldview to organisations and leadership. Unit detail page >>
- MINPAS405A - Support church evangelism
Description: This unit describes the skills necessary for the practice of church evangelism. Effective evangelism is grounded in an understanding of the church’s nature and purpose, and involves practical witness to the message of good news proclaimed by Jesus Christ. Effective evangelism requires students to be relevant and sensitive to contemporary contexts. Unit detail page >>
- PSPGEN018 - Work with a coach or mentor
Description: This unit describes the skills required to work with a coach or mentor. It includes seeking out and arranging for coaching or mentoring, and maximising the value of the experience. It may be applied to anyone working in a similar organisational context. The skills and knowledge described in this unit must be applied within the legislative, regulatory and policy environment in which they are carried out. Organisational policies and procedures must be consulted and adhered to. Those undertaking this unit would work independently performing complex tasks in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Unit detail page >>
- SITTGDE007 - Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures
Description: This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to research and share information about Australian Indigenous societies in a culturally appropriate way. It focuses on information that is widely available to the general community. The unit recognises that there is no single Australian Indigenous culture and emphasises the importance of culturally appropriate behaviour and local community consultation. Unit detail page >>