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CV77 - Graduate Certificate in Strategic Innovation


Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Strategic Innovation teaches practical and creative problem solving techniques and explores the creation of new opportunities through process, disruptive, radical and continuous innovation for social, digital, service and commercial contexts. The course introduces the differences and similarities in social, service, digital and commercial innovation and aims to present frameworks on how to approach business innovation and entrepreneurial processes more systematically and effectively for innovation. The course embodies design thinking, embracing logic, imagination, intuition, and systemic reasoning, to explore possibilities and to create desired outcomes for both intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial innovation. This course adopts a process of project identification and ideation and achieves this through a flexible multidisciplinary course.

Career Information

Graduates will engage in future pursuits including:

  • Consulting and advising on business performance and improvements
  • Project design and management
  • New ventures development, international venture assessment and capital raising
  • Corporate innovation and entrepreneurship in a commercial, digital, service and social context
  • Incubator and technological innovation, support services to new ventures, the For Profit and Not For Profit and small to medium enterprise (SME) sector
  • Design and development of teams and team dynamics working in innovation Launchpad environments.

Course Details
Duration 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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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) GradCertStratInnov
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
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 - 2017

Part time only

Term 3 - 2016

Part time only

Term 2 - 2016

Part time only

Term 1 - 2016

Part time only
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2017

Part time only

Term 3 - 2016

Part time only

Term 2 - 2016

Part time only

Term 1 - 2016

Part time only
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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
  • a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college or equivalent; or
  • a recognised diploma and two years relevant business experience in an innovation industry or firm ; or
  • a minimum of five years relevant business experience working in the design industry, engineering industry or in an innovation role in a firm may enrol in this course.

International students should visit for further information including English language requirements.

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

It is recommended that students have an understanding of business and its functions

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

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 1
2017 3
2016 2
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. demonstrate and apply knowledge of approaches to goal setting, problem solving, design thinking and decision making;
  • 2. communicate and apply knowledge of entrepreneurial thinking approaches to commercial, digital, service, design-based and social entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial management practices;
  • 3. foster innovation and develop a just-try-it mentality through rapid prototyping and iteration to achieve business goals
  • 4. define and reframe problems using an entrepreneurial approach to demonstrate knowledge and application of the foundations of decision making, planning and managing decisions;
  • 5. create ambitious new ventures and prepare for the economic, political, digital and social challenges you may encounter; and
  • 6. demonstrate an ability to adopt a common design process, work in groups and embrace diversity of opinion.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

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