The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Leadership is a multi-disciplinary course focused on equipping students with a strong foundational knowledge about social innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills. The course covers a range of topics and areas, including design thinking, disruptive innovation, group dynamics, innovation and entrepreneurship for 21st Century leaders.
Social innovation focuses on meeting social challenges through the creative and sustainable development of new ideas, products, models, or systems. This can be done through new business enterprises or other more socially focused interventions; however, it is always focused on people and having an impact.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Leadership is for ambitious individuals working in any field or discipline who want to develop their capacity to lead and encourage social entrepreneurship, social intrapreneurial impact, and positive social change. This course recognises that to create an environment in which innovation and entrepreneurship can flourish, leaders need to understand the drivers and behaviours of people, underlying group dynamics, and organisational and leadership processes. This course is aligned with the University's commitment to social innovation and sustainability.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation Leadership (GCSIL) focuses on building the professional capacity of managers and social entrepreneurs of the future, across corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors. Students will learn to lead organisations creating social and environmental value, developing their ability to operate in a changed cross-sector social landscape, where the dynamism of the market is also directed at social innovation. Specifically, students 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) sectors
• Design and development of teams and team dynamics working in social innovation Launchpad environments.
|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)||GradCertSocInnovLeadership|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Indicative Year - 2023
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
No recommended study.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|BUSN28001 - Students are given the option to focus on challenges within a workplace or a challenge they face in their professional life. This means students may choose to apply their learning in a project that is linked to a particular workplace.|
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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|