CV88 - Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation is a multi-disciplinary course focused on the development of agility, design-thinking, storytelling, empathetic collaboration and intercultural sensitivity in a social context. Social innovation focuses on addressing the root causes of social issues and works for systemic change. The course provides students with knowledge to identify intractable social issues and develop plans and practices for social change in a sustainable and scaleable manner. The sound grounding in business strategies with a social innovation underpinning will equip graduates with the capacity to be agents of change in all walks of life. The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation is for individuals working in any field or discipline who want to develop their capacity for social entrepreneurship; social intrapreneurial impact; and positive social change. This course supports the University's commitment to the Social Innovation agenda.

Career Information

The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation (GCSI) focuses on building the professional capacity of managers and social entrepreneurs of the future, across the corporate, government and third (not-for-profit) sectors. Student will learn to lead organizations creating social and environmental value, and their ability to operate in a changed cross-sector social landscape, where the dynamism of the market is also directed at social innovation. Specifically student may seek employment in

Consulting and advising on business performance and improvements including:

  • Social Project design and management
  • new social ventures developments, international venture assessment and capital raising in a social context
  • corporate social innovation and social entrepreneurship
  • social incubator and technological innovation, support services to new ventures,in Not For Profit and small to medium enterprise (SME) sector
  • Design and development of teams and team dynamics working in social innovation Launchpad environments





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) GradCertSocInnov
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • SYD - 088195A
  • MEL - 088195A
  • BNE - 088195A
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 2 - 2019

Online

Term 1 - 2019

Online

Term 2 - 2018

Distance

Term 1 - 2018

Distance

Term 2 - 2017

Distance

Term 1 - 2017

Distance

Term 2 - 2016

Distance
Melbourne

Term 1 - 2016

Distance
Melbourne
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International Availability

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.

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 2 - 2016

Melbourne

Term 1 - 2016

Melbourne
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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 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 in an innovation industry or firm may enroll in this course.

International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international 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

no recommended study

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

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

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

MGMT20141 - Students in this course have the opportunity to undertake an enterprise project in a social innovation case study or may be engaged in a work placement. While the placement is not required, it provides students an excellent opportunity to develop social innovation concepts in an applied learning environment.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 9
2017 10
2016 4
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. demonstrate an understanding of the trends and drivers that influence change in the social economy and apply in analysis of complex social problems;
  • 2. communicate ideas of social change, social innovation and social investment and apply to complex problems in a global social context;
  • 3. demonstrate an understanding of the stakeholders in the social economy and illustrate the process of collaboration with these in social innovation process;
  • 4. demonstrate knowledge of ethical conduct, cultural diversity and cultural norms required for social innovation and apply these in social change projects;
  • 5. demonstrate an ability to solve complex social problems, design and implement social innovation projects; and
  • 6. demonstrate knowledge of social innovation and show ability to measure impact in diverse social contexts of social change projects.
  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.