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.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation leadership focuses on building the professional capacity of managers and social entrepreneurs of the future, across the corporate, government and third (not-for-profit) sectors. Students will learn to lead organisations creating social and environmental value, and their ability to operate in a dynamic cross-sector social landscape, where the market is also directed at social innovation. Specifically, students may seek employment in consulting and advising on business performance and improvements including:
|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|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
International students should visit www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information including English language requirements.
no recommended study
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|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.|
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|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|
|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|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MGMT20142||Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Sustainability|
|MGMT20132||Innovation and Sustainable Business Development|