Graduate Certificate in Leadership
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership (GCL) develops your leadership potential to be an effective leader and leadership mentor. Explore issues of leadership integrity and build a leadership tool kit
Innovative, Visionary, World Changer
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is a nested award in the Master of Leadership designed to equip professionals with an understanding of leadership, integrating leadership theories with spiritual principles and pragmatic application. It can be a destination course or exit point, allowing flexibility for students who may wish to start with a short postgraduate course before committing to a Master of Leadership or for students who need to exit the Master of Leadership earlier than intended, due to unforeseen personal or professional reasons.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership provides a broad understanding of leadership principles as well as critical and creative thinking skills which are valuable to any professional context. Integrating leadership theory and skills with spiritual principles, this award provides the opportunity for students to explore the implication of their faith in their professional context. For those students wishing to proceed to postgraduate studies, this award provides an entry point. With provision for regular as well as professional entry it is particularly suitable for those who wish to pursue studies after being in full-time employment for some time.
The GCL will transform your understanding of leadership and your role as a leader.
Dr Mulyadi Robin
Program Director, Graduate Certificate in Leadership
CRICOS Course Code: 084482D
Complete an online Higher Education Application for Admission Form
On filling the application, please be prepared to upload the following digital documentation (PDF, jpeg):1) An Identity Photo - passport style photograph for use on a student ID 2) Proof of Identity - A Certified copy of your birth certificate OR Australian Passport OR Australian Citizenship Certificate 3) Credentials for entrance into the Degree - Certified copy of your relevant Certificate, Diploma, Academic transcripts OR CV * (If you wish to apply for Recognition of Cross Credit RCC, transcript evidence subjects completed) 4) The MLead and GCL both require two additional items for application:
a) the submission of a CV with cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the minimum criteria of leadership or managerial experience; b) a 200 word Statement of Intent (SOI) - this can be formatted as an official application letter, eg. "To the Registrar,.." NB: International Applicants - consult https://www.ac.edu.au/international-students/ for information and application details
The GCL consists of 4 subjects:
2 core: THE401 Christian Worldview + LEA401 Introduction to Leadership
2 electives (choose two): LEA550 Governance, Law, and Ethics, LEA404 Leadership Theory and Skills, LEA535 Organisational Leadership
Full-Time: 1 Semester
Part-Time: 1 Year (up to 3 Years candidacy)
Domestic Student Fees 2018: AU$2700 per subject
International Student Fees 2018: AU$3100 per subject
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership qualifies for FEE Help Loan Funding. Consult http://study assist.gov.au/ for eligibility details.
Baulkham Hills Campus
Global Online Campus
Face-to-Face (weekly 3 hour lectures)
Intensive (4-5 days of lectures delivered within a one week period)
Extensive (4-5 days lectures delivered across a term period)
Online Delivery (weekly video/audio lectures provided to be viewed at own convenience)
Austudy, Abstudy and Youth Allowance are available for this course. To check your eligibility and to find out more information, please visit the Study Assist website.
International Students will be required to show proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 overall, reading 6.5; writing 6.5; speaking 6.5; listening 6.5 (or equivalent).
Academic Entry Requirements
This course requires the completion of at least an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants with Recent Secondary Education are not eligible for direct entry into this course.
Completion of at least an Australian Level 7 Bachelor degree awarded under the Australian Qualifications Framework (or equivalent overseas qualification).
Demonstrated minimum 5 years relevant work experience in a managerial or professional leadership role. This will include: Ministers in senior leadership positions; Managers and leaders in non-government organisations which act to further social or cultural outworking of Christian ministry; Business people who are fulfilling positions of responsibility including team or industry leadership; or equivalent evidence of leadership experience.
To demonstrate this, applicants must submit a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the criteria of at least five years leadership or managerial experience. The nature of what is to be considered appropriate leadership/managerial experience for admission to this postgraduate leadership award is outlined in the ‘Professional Entry Criteria policy’ (see http://ac.edu.au/ppm/professional-entry-criteria-policy/).
Applicants must have at least three years relevant work experience in a professional leadership or managerial role. To demonstrate this, applicants must submit a copy of their CV with a cover letter outlining how they meet the criteria of at least three years leadership or managerial experience. The nature of what is to be considered appropriate leadership/managerial experience for admission to this postgraduate leadership award is outlined in the ‘Professional Entry Criteria policy’ (see http://ac.edu.au/ppm/professional-entry-criteria-policy/).
Complete Fee Schedules and FEE-HELP information (where appropriate) for all Alphacrucis courses can be found in our Documents section, under the Fees and FEE-HELP Information link.
Ps Grant Buchanan (faculty profile)
Grant came to Australia to take a position in an ACC church in Melbourne’s SE suburbs primarily as Creative Ministries and Small Groups Pastor. Since 2010, he has been covering a number of part time roles apart from his teaching including chaplaincy and counselling. He has begun his doctoral research at University of Divinity in Melbourne looking at a pneumatological reading of Galatians and how this impacts on identity.
As a chaplain and counsellor, Grant continues to engage in pastoral care and counselling helping encourage and equip people for life and ministry is active as an itinerant speaker, and though not on staff, is a part of the leadership team of a missional church in Pakenham.
When not drinking coffee, Grant spends time reading, at the gym and time with his wife Trudy, his two boys, Joel and Zac and friends. Both he and Trudy love exploring the various eating precincts of Melbourne. He loves NZ Rugby, AFL and action movies. As a musician for many years his taste varies from Blues through Rock to some forms of Jazz. He loves flying and previously worked as a flying instructor. Travel for love and ministry is high on the agenda, so he and Trudy are looking forward to holidaying and ministering more abroad within Australia and beyond.
Christopher Cat (faculty profile)
Kenelm Chan (faculty profile)
Adrian Glamorgan (faculty profile)
Adrian's expertise includes:
Education - facilitator, lecturer, and trainer & teacher and school leadership.
Communication - community radio broadcaster, writer, online creative, public speaker.
Organisational Development - governance (especially NGOs)
In his organisational work, Adrian first and foremost cultivates a board to deeply listen to and appreciate its own circumstances, past, present and future. A board then identifies opportunities ways to foster creativity, transform conflict and align organisational development to achieve productive and ethical goals.
Adrian seeks to live and work according to Quaker principles of simplicity, peace, equality, integrity, community and earth care, listening deeply to people and processes.
Dr Ian Jagelman (faculty profile)
Ian spent fifteen years in public accounting with Price Waterhouse Coopers including stints in Papua New Guinea and Fiji where he set up their tax consulting division.
For 20 years he served as the Senior Pastor of Christian City Church, Lane Cove, an evangelical/Pentecostal church in the northern region of Sydney. A church plant in 1984, it grew to in excess of 1100 active members by December 2002 when the church was restructured to create three autonomous churches at Lane Cove, Ryde and Carlingford.
In the Christian world he is also recognised as having a teaching gift expressed through Truth for Life Ministries, a division of The Jagelman Institute.
Johnny Kumar (faculty profile)
Mrs Alison Lau (faculty profile)
Dr U-Wen Low (faculty profile)
U-Wen began theological studies at the University of Divinity in 2007, progressing through to an Honours year in 2013 and subsequently beginning his PhD in 2014, completing it in 2017 and graduating in 2018. He has previously worked as a youth pastor at Melbourne's CityLife Church. He is passionate about seeing students develop and grow in their faith and wisdom through studying the Bible and theology. He is married to Danielle, and enjoys a variety of hobbies including woodturning, cycling, bagpipe playing and reading.
Ps Jeremy Weetman (faculty profile)
Jeremy has served in pastoral ministry for over twenty-six years following his graduation from Commonwealth Bible College in 1991. He has been involved in most aspects of church life including senior leadership and also been involved at a state and regional level with the ACC. Jeremy has been teaching Bible and ministry subjects since 2011.
Jeremy began his MA (Min) with Harvest Bible College in 2011, and on completion progressed to doctoral studies with a particular interest in sacred space and contemporary spirituality. His interests involve cycling, cooking, reading, and is a self-confessed cricket tragic.
Jeremy is married to Vicki, who is completing a PhD with Griffith University in cultural theory (meaning exciting study dates…), and is dad to four adult children who are amongst his favourite humans to spend time with.
Andrew Youd (faculty profile)
Andrew Youd is married to Nicola, they have a two and a half year old son, named Jesse, and they live in Newcastle NSW with their two dogs and four Chickens. Andrew graduated with a BTh from Southern Cross College in 2009, and completed his MaCS with Alphacrucis in 2014. Andrew is an active member of C3 Victory, in Newcastle. Andrew has worked in the Faculty of Theology for seven and a half years as Associate Lecturer of Theology, teaching systematic theology and Christian ethics. Andrew also works with the Faculty of Education as Coordinator of Higher Education in Schools. As part of this role, Andrew is joint regional director of the St Philip's Christian College Teaching School education Hub. Andrew has a passion for applied theology, whether it be theology for the Church, or Ethics for the individual, and now more recently, Christian Education.
Units offered as part of this Award:
- LEA401 - Introduction to Leadership
Description: Why do we need leaders? What do they do? Are they born or made? This unit will help students to find answers to these questions in the light of contemporary leadership theory and a Christian worldview. We will explore theory on leadership skills, traits and behaviours and consider the important question of what makes a leader great or...what would make you a great leader. Unit detail page >>
- LEA404 - Leadership Theory and Skills
Description: Can you integrate your faith with cutting-edge leadership that inspire high performance, innovation, and value creation? This unit provides you with an understanding of contemporary theories of leadership and how you can integrate Christian thinking in leadership. This unit also explores how leaders can inspire positive organisational, team, and individual level outcomes, as well as developing sustainable leadership. Unit detail page >>
- LEA535 - Organisational Leadership
Description: This subject explores the concept of organisational leadership from its beginnings to the current day approach and behaviour of organisations in the Australian context. The subject covers a number of operational and organisational dimensions including the history and evolution of organisational leadership. We then cover the constructs of leadership, teams, change, conflict, communication, culture, strategy and politics all within the working organisation environment. We will blend theory and commercial application to provide a rounded coverage of the course. Unit detail page >>
- LEA550 - Governance, Law and Ethics
Description: This subject deals with governance principles and policies for corporations, not-for profit organisations, schools and churches. It considers both the legal aspects of governance and ethical and theological perspectives. Unit detail page >>
- RES401 - Postgraduate Research and Writing
Description: New to higher education studies & it all seems too hard? Worried about writing essay papers? Or where to begin researching? Or you feel confident in writing, but want to learn the skills of evaluating the masses of information we are bombarded with? This unit is for you! It will give you the tools of how to succeed in your postgraduate academic studies. It will examine how you learn, plus challenge you to think deeper, wider and more creatively. It will also encourage you in how to critically evaluate and reflect on information. Unit detail page >>
- THE401 - Christian Worldview
Description: Do you have questions about God that you have been unable to answer? Do you sometimes wonder whether Christian beliefs about things like the Trinity and the divinity of Jesus make any sense? This unit provides you with the opportunity to explore those beliefs that are foundational to Christianity. It argues that what we believe about God (our theology) has a practical impact upon our life and ethics and, therefore, provides an overview of Christian faith, and reflects on the ways in which this faith informs our everyday life and calling. The topics addressed range from the doctrine of God, creation and sin, to discussion on the person and work of Christ, and the nature of the coming kingdom of God. Unit detail page >>