Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Innovative, Visionary, World Changer
The Graduate Certificate of Leadership (GCL) is designed to equip professionals by integrating cutting-edge leadership research with a Biblical lens and practical applications. The course will equip you with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural resources to confidently lead your organisation. You will develop 3 key interrelated spheres of leadership: personal growth and discipline, team dynamics and performance, and organisational innovation and growth.
Graduates will be equipped with not only a broad understanding of leadership principles, but also with critical and creative thinking skills which are valuable to any professional context. This award also provides the opportunity for students to explore the implications of their faith within their professional contexts.
The GCL also serves as an entry pathway towards Alphacrucis College’s flagship Master of Leadership program, with provision for professional entry for those who wish to pursue studies after being in full-time employment for some time.
The program 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
The course structure is based on one semester (13 weeks duration) of four subjects. It comprises:
▪ 40 credit points (4 subjects) of core subjects
To qualify for award of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 40 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the subjects noted below.
Full-Time: 1 Semester
Part-Time: 1 Year (up to 3 Years candidacy)
Please see the Indicative Fee Schedule for information about the domestic and international fees for this year: https://www.ac.edu.au/documents/fees-and-fee-help-information/
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership qualifies for FEE Help Loan Funding. Consult http://study assist.gov.au/ for eligibility details.
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.
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)
Upon completion, students can continue their studies with a Graduate Diploma or Masters degree. See the Awards Offered page for more information.
The core subjects are as follows:
Course Learning Outcomes
Demonstrated integrated understanding of key issues, theoretical concepts and practices within leadership;
Demonstrated knowledge of various approaches used in leadership within the Christian worldview framework.
Demonstrated ability to critically apply knowledge developed for use in leadership;
Demonstrated ability to use critical, evidenced based and innovative thinking skills to analyse and synthesise ideas and theories from other disciplines related to leadership;
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences;
Demonstrated ability to identify and critically evaluate new developments and scholarship in leadership;
Demonstrated ability to articulate appropriate solutions to emerging leadership challenges;
Demonstrated ability to evaluate broad conceptual frameworks in leadership;
Demonstrated ability to critically and independently apply the knowledge and skills required as an informed practitioner in leadership.
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 five years relevant work experience in a managerial or professional leadership role. This may comprise of: 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/).
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. From 2010-2015, he covered a number of part time roles apart from his teaching, including chaplaincy and counselling. He re-joined the Harvest Bible College Staff in 2015 as Dean of Learning and Teaching and is currently the BTh Program director with AC. He is presently completing his PhD at University of Divinity in Melbourne looking at a pneumatological reading of Galatians and how this impacts identity.
As a pastor, counsellor and teacher, Grant continues to engage in pastoral care and counselling helping encourage and equip people for life and ministry. He is active as an itinerant speaker, and though not on staff, is a part of the leadership team of a missional church in Beaconsfield.
When not drinking coffee, talking coffee and thinking coffe, 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 enjoys 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 within Australia and beyond.
Christopher Cat (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)
Dr Mulyadi Robin (faculty profile)
Mulyadi is a senior lecturer in Leadership and Program Director for the Master of Leadership program at Alphacrucis College. Prior to his current appointment, he worked at the Monash Business School, lecturing in leadership and management, and was the Bachelor of Commerce Course-Coordinator for Management Studies. He also previously worked at the Centre for Workplace Leadership (The University of Melbourne). Mulyadi has won a number of awards both as a lecturer and a researcher, and his published work has appeared in outlets such as Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review, and The Leadership Quarterly.
While Mulyadi’s research predominantly focuses on servant leadership, he has also researched the dark triad of personality, workplace deviant behaviours, high performance work systems, international students, and the role of faith at work. He is particularly interested in the unintended outcomes of good leadership practices.
A true-blue CIA (Chinese Indonesian living in Australia), he spent most of his formative years in Singapore prior to moving to Melbourne in search of better weather and coffee. He enjoys photography, playing the guitar, tinkering with his cars, and reading psychological thrillers when the time allows.
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 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 >>
- LEA402 - Introduction to Leadership (Arrow)
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of contemporary leadership theories and their evolution and the distinction between technical competencies and management competencies
- Demonstrate broad knowledge of organisational theory, dynamics, and design
- Integrate Christian thinking with leadership theory
- Demonstrate a contextual understanding of the research basis of leadership theories
- 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 >>
- LEA536 - Organisational Leadership (Arrow)
- Exhibit an appreciation of the process whereby organisations form and evolve
- Critically analyse the importance of organisational structures, to empower and provide opportunities for leadership development.
- Identify and distinguish the levels of complexity existing within organisations and their implications in staff selection and development.
- Exhibit an advanced ability to create an effective ‘real team’ of leaders.
- Show an advanced ability to create and modify the beliefs (values), which give rise to an organisations culture.
- Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the processes involved in leading through change and the obstacles normally encountered within an organisation.
- 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 >>
- 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 >>