Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Summary information

Course title

Graduate Certificate in Leadership






  • Australian Lutheran College
  • Jesuit College of Spirituality
  • Pilgrim Theological College

Overseas students


AQF level

Level 8 – Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma

Study mode

  • On campus

Study load

  • Part-time
  • Full-time


The GradCertLead is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time. The course is normally taken as a series of intensive units across one year.

Cost of study

The GradCertLead requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2017 are $2286 per unit or $6858 for a full-time semester (3 units).

Detailed information

What is this course about

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership allows students to focus on the spirituality of organisations and to integrate spirituality, leadership and organisational transformation.  Graduates are equipped to meet the challenge of new moral imperatives facing the world.

Course learning outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership:

  1. have knowledge of how processes, structures, skills and attitudes impact on organisational development at different stages;
  2. have skills in reflection, research and communication required for effective engagement in organisations;
  3. have engaged with conscious and unconscious processes in self and other, informed by the spiritual pedagogy and dynamics of the Spiritual Exercises as applied to groups as well as to individuals;
  4. apply key concepts of organisational behaviour, systems thinking and spirituality to the task of leadership, including processes which facilitate healthy organisational development and transformation.

Follow on study

Graduates may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Theology or Master of Arts (Theology).


Admission dates

Admissions for first semester 2017 close on Friday 17 February 2017.
Admissions for second semester 2017 close on Friday 21 July 2017.

Eligibility requirements

Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.

How to apply

How to Enrol

Course structure

The GradCertLead consists of 45 points comprised of one of the following programs.

1. Program: Leadership, Spirituality and Organisational Practice [Jesuit College of Spirituality]

Candidates must complete the following units:

  • DS8120F Taking up Your Role as Leader
  • DD9112F Leadership, Spirituality and Organisational Practice
  • DS9122F Organisational Transformation in Practice

2. Program: Leadership in Christian Education [Australian Lutheran College]

Candidates must complete the following units:

  • DA9001L Leadership for a Christian Context
  • DE9016L Education and Theology in Dialogue

Candidates must also complete one of the following units

  • DE9035L Ethics, Values and Decision Making for Educators
  • DS9001L Spiritual Dimensions of Leadership in a Christian School

3. Program: Living Leadership [Pilgrim Theological College]

Candidates must complete 45 points selected from the following units:

  • DP800P: Self and Other in Pastoral Relationship
  • either DS9010P or DS9019P: Discernment and Authority in Christian Tradition
  • DP9005P Educating and Ministering through Life’s Passages
  • DP9805P Effective Christian Leadership and Ministry

Academic dress

Academic gown

Black Bachelor gown


Black trencher




Enquiry information