CL15 - Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership

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Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership is specifically designed for practicing leaders and managers with relevant work or professional experience. This course provides the opportunity to study a range of topics relating to organisational leadership and career development. You will develop interpersonal and strategic capabilities crucial for successful team leadership. You will also have the opportunity for personal growth and development through the use of reflective practice and identification of the key competencies required for developing authentic leadership. You will address the concept of career and assess your own leadership and management career aspirations and the professional and personal development needed to achieve these goals. In order to truly be a successful organisation its leaders need to have the capabilities to manage and lead their teams to achieve the strategic objectives. This course will provide the core conceptual, behavioural and attitudinal capabilities required to achieve this.


Career Information

The Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership provides participants with the skills needed to develop, lead and manage high performing teams and organisations.

Course Details
Duration 0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradCertAuthLead
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2020

Online

Term 2 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney

Term 2 - 2018

Brisbane
Distance
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Distance
Rockhampton
There are no future or current domestic availabilities for this course.
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2020

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
There are no future or current international availabilities for this course.
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate in Authentic Leadership course an applicant must demonstrate the capacity to undertake the degree by meeting one of the following entrance criteria:
1. completion of any Australian or equivalent Bachelor degree with a minimum of three years relevant work experience, and/or
2. professional experience in a management or supervisory role for at least 5 years.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School MGMT20129 has a compulsory residential school.
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2020 9
2019 9
2018 16
Inherent Requirements
There are Inherent Requirements (IRs) that you need to be aware of, and fulfil, to achieve the core learning outcomes of the units and course. IRs are the essential capabilities, knowledge, behaviours and skills that are needed to complete a unit or course.

Please note that in some instances there may be similarities between course, entry and inherent requirements.

If you experience difficulties meeting these requirements, reasonable adjustments may be made upon contacting accessibility@cqu.edu.au. Adjustment must not compromise the academic integrity of the degree or course chosen at CQUniversity or the legal requirements of field education.

Ethical Behaviour

Examples are:

  • Being able to comply with academic and non-academic misconduct policies and procedures such as CQUniversity’s Student Charter, Student Misconduct Policy and Student Behavioural Misconduct Procedures, and Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
  • Demonstrating honesty and integrity in academic and professional practice.
  • Students must recognise that policies and legal requirements are a formalisation of moral or ethical standard and must respect and adhere to these requirements whether at CQU or within broader society.
  • Accountability and responsibility for management practice, being a quasi-profession, must rest with the advanced knowledge the student has acquired (at CQU) and their willingness to act within the boundaries of that knowledge.
Behavioural Stability

Examples are:

  • Consistent behaviours, particularly those related to interaction with employees and colleagues.
Legal Compliance

Examples are:

  • Knowing, understanding and complying with the laws of the Sovereign State in which you reside, work and/or study.
  • Complying with the policies and practices of businesses or organisations in which you may be placed.
  • Complying with the requirements for student registration with organisations such as the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Marketing Institute, the Australian Human Resources Institute and the like.
Communication Skills (Verbal, Non-verbal, Written and Technology)

Examples are:

  • Performing a wide range of advanced written communication skills that address critical business problems and solutions. These include (but are not limited to) constructing logical and succinct academic essays, business reports or minor academic thesis that demonstrate substantive research while using correct CQU referencing.
  • Performing a wide range of advanced verbal, non-verbal and ICT communication skills that address critical business problems and solutions. These include (but are not limited to) being able to deliver an enhanced message (in English) for maximum effectiveness, while utilising a variety of technologies or media; the ability to deliver succinct yet effective communication; the ability to deliver effective communication that results in impact and/or influence; the ability to design and deliver effective verbal presentations, in clear English, that utilises a variety of technologies or visual media that combines with appropriate business management concepts and language.
  • Utilising a variety of technologies and/or visual media as well as speak in front of an audience with an appropriate middle or senior management/leadership voice, manner, style and presence that addresses the required outcomes as well as the needs of the audience.
  • Being highly proficient in the use of computers and various programs and tools as a means of being an advanced business and management communicator.
  • Performing advanced communication skills under pressure.
  • Developing the skills of reflective practice to increase self-awareness with personal delivery of advanced communication skills, including being able to determine personal developmental needs with advanced communication deficiencies.
  • Using appropriate facial expressions, eye contact, body movements and gestures, being mindful of personal space time boundaries and cultural sensitivities.
  • Recognising and interpreting non-verbal cues of others and respond appropriately as well as in practice environments.
  • Utilising proxemics and haptics - physical locations and objects in a manner that enhances openness and trust.
Cognitive Abilities (Knowledge and Cognitive Skills, Literacy and Numeracy)

Examples are:

  • Conceptualising and applying to academic assessment items the knowledge, skills, processes, tools and techniques of the course to real world examples and contexts of management and leadership with a high degree of integrity
  • Applying theoretical knowledge, research evidence, policies and procedures in management and leadership, with specific reference to understanding the importance of conceptual knowledge related to ethics  morality and authenticity.
Relational Skills

Examples are:

  • Basing decisions on trust for productive outcomes to occur. 
Reflective Skills
Examples are:

  • Reflecting on your own levels of competence and seeking feedback from colleagues and using diagnostic tools to increase your level of self awareness is a key feature of units and in particular assessment tasks.
Interpersonal Engagement

Examples are:

  • Relating positively and effectively to a wide variety of business and community stakeholders.
  • Understanding, acquiring and demonstrating the components of emotional intelligence to effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Combining appropriate business deliberations with the inclusion of the relevant interpersonal factors of the people connected in those processes.
  • Being consultative and collaborative in creating and maintaining effective working relationships and outcomes.
  • Engaging in personal reflection as a way of increasing self-awareness regarding how individuals interact and affect others.
  • Creating cultural competence, sensitivity and willingness to work with a vast array of people both in Australia and abroad.
  • Recognising others as sentient human beings with rights that must not be violated.
  • Recognising others in the workplaces as ends in themselves and never exclusively as means to an end.
  • Demonstrating the skills of collaborating with fellow students and colleagues, modifying and reflecting on practice during a project, or modifying and reflecting on work integrated learning in response to supervisor feedback.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse a range of leadership theories and how these can be applied to leading teams, innovation and change
  • 2. Evaluate and develop the interpersonal capabilities crucial for successful team leadership using the input based competency approach
  • 3. Explain and apply the mental models that enhance the development of a leader, and conversely those that may inhibit leadership development and develop strategies to counteract them
  • 4. Develop an understanding of the concept of career and assess the developmental needs required to achieve leadership and management career objectives.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 18

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MGMT20129 Managing People, Organisations and Context
MGMT20131 Leadership and Integrity
MGMT20147 Professional Practice and Career Development
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete electives
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.