The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship is a unique online only offering, only available students as per CQUniversity's Graduate Guarantee. The course introduces students to key concepts in business leadership, entrepreneurship and social and business innovation. Successful enrolment in the degree will be subject to the conditions of the Graduate Guarantee Offer which are:
Eligible students will be required to complete the following units within 12 months under fee-waiver arrangements:
You must apply for enrolment into this degree by completing an application confirming your inability to achieve relevant employment (neither part-time nor full-time) since your official undergraduate degree conferral date. You must apply between six and 12 months after graduation and complete your Graduate Certificate within 12 months of commencement.
If you are enrolled through the Graduate Guarantee program and do not complete the units within 12 months, you will be transitioned to standard enrolment whereby unit fees will be charged.
If you are interested in these units and a similar style of course but do not meet the conditions of the Graduate Guarantee, you could consider the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Leadership), Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation (Leadership), or Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship on a fee-paying basis.
Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they learn in this course in disruption and entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, and social and business innovation to their current work in organisational settings, or to new initiatives requiring an innovation mindset. Students will be able to articulate into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership) or MBA (Leadership) for further extension at higher levels of study.
|3 years maximum
|Credit Points that Must be Earned
|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.
|Qualification (post nominal)
|Level 8: Graduate Certificate
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
All domestic and international, onshore and offshore undergraduate students who commence from Term 1, 2022 and study at least two years (FTE) with CQUniversity are eligible.
Successful enrolment in the degree will be subject to the conditions of the Graduate Guarantee Offer which are:
Students must apply for enrolment into the free, hyperflexible degree (Graduate Certificate) by completing an application confirming their inability to achieve relevant employment (neither part-time nor full-time) since their official undergraduate degree conferral date. Graduates must apply between six and 12 months after graduation and must complete their free Graduate Certificate within 12 months of commencement.
We recommend that you study the course units in the following order:
No Residential School for this course.
|Number of Students
|Course Learning Outcomes
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors
|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
|10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
|11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
|12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
|13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
|14. Course content drawn from higher education units
|Number of units: 4
|Total credit points: 24
The course comprises four core units. These are delivered entirely online. You will be studying with a cohort of business and leadership students enrolled in a range of programs, and can expect support from academic and course management staff to assist you to complete your study requirements within 12 months of unit enrolment.
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:
|Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
|People, Leadership and Culture