CM42 - Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Overview

Course Overview

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:

  • Available to all students (domestic and international, onshore and offshore) who have been conferred a CQUniversity undergraduate degree qualification in 2022, or later;
  • Successfully complete at least 16 units with CQUniversity; and
  • Maintain an up-to-date Portfolium / LinkedIn profile.

Eligible students will be required to complete the following units within 12 months under fee-waiver arrangements:

  • BUSN20022 Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN20023 People, Leadership and Culture
  • BUSN20025 Strategic Marketing
  • BUSN20031 Social Innovation

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.

Career Information

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. 

Course Details
Duration 3 years maximum
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) GradCertLeadEntrepreneurship
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?
For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
Entry Requirements

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:

  • Available to all students (domestic and international, onshore and offshore) who have been conferred a CQUniversity undergraduate degree qualification in 2022, or later;
  • Successfully complete at least 16 units with CQUniversity; and
  • Maintain an up-to-date Portfolium / LinkedIn profile.

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.

Security Requirements

Not applicable. 

Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

We recommend that you study the course units in the following order:

  1. BUSN20022 Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  2. BUSN20023 People, Leadership and Culture
  3. BUSN20025 Strategic Marketing
  4. BUSN20031 Social Innovation
Fees and Charges
Higher Education
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

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 20
Second year 40
Third Year 40
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Evaluate business theory and practice from a leadership and entrepreneurship perspective to improve business performance.
  • 2. Communicate effectively to build a culture of confidence, integrity, and innovation in an organisational environment.
  • 3. Analyse, develop and communicate marketing strategy to effectively achieve strategic outcomes.
  • 4. Innovate in legally, financially, and socially responsible ways to solve problems and create new opportunities.
  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
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

Required Units

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. 

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
BUSN20022 Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
BUSN20023 People, Leadership and Culture
BUSN20025 Strategic Marketing
BUSN20031 Social Innovation
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.