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PDC72531 - Product Development and Innovation

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential will begin by discovering the ways that leaders create and promote social innovation within companies. Through examples and case studies, the course will dispel the myth that social innovation is solely an objective of entrepreneurial insight and will encourage you to consider what capacity you have to act as a social innovator. In addition, it poses the question: How does effective leadership straddle the seemingly incongruous objectives of social innovation and maintaining order? Finally, discussions will centre around whether social innovation is an appropriate responsibility for managers, or should it be left to entrepreneurial leaders?

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements to enrol in this micro-credential, however, it is relevant to anyone who would like to complete studies in this field, in a flexible and self-paced environment.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Business, Accounting and Law
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Accountancy
  • Business Services
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Students who successfully complete the set of nine Short Courses* developed from the unit BUSN20031 Social Innovation, (which forms part of the Master of Business Administration (Leadership) CL39), may be eligible for credit transfer, pending all other entry requirements to the Master of Business Administration (Leadership) CL39 are being met, as automatic entry will not apply.

*Includes the following Short Courses:

  1. Introduction to Social Innovation
  2. History of Social Innovation
  3. Contemporary Perspectives on Social Innovation
  4. Human Centred Design
  5. Solving Social Problems
  6. Wicked Problems and Sustainability
  7. Product Development and Innovation
  8. Funding Methods for Social Innovation
  9. Social Innovation: Assessment Module.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

8 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Outline ways that leaders create and promote social innovation within companies
  2. Describe why social innovation is an appropriate responsibility for managers
  3. Reflect on your personal and professional capacity you have to act as a social innovator.


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