The Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management course provides an opportunity for those in leadership and management positions to further their study in this area within the context of a Christian framework. The course has a particular focus on not-for-profit organisations.

Duration

One year full-time or the equivalent part-time. Part-time students typically progress at the rate of three or four units per year.

Credit points

Eight units totalling 48 credit points

Mode of delivery

A blended learning approach, utilising the online learning platform Moodle, is adopted for the delivery of most of the units, comprising off-campus learning components and a residential session at Avondale College of Higher Education (Lake Macquarie Campus), or other designated centre, in July each year. The residential session provides opportunity for students to be involved in significant student-lecturer and student-student interaction.

Lecturers and the Course Convenor are available to communicate with students by phone or email.

Title

Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management

Abbreviation: GradDipLM

Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and may be offered to Australian students or international students (CRICOS Number 062227A). International students are subject to regulations outlined in the ESOS National Code (2007).

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or equivalent or satisfactory completion of the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management plus at least two years’ employment experience in an appropriate leadership or management role. In exceptional circumstances, students may be admitted on the basis of equivalent qualifications as assessed by the Learning and Teaching Committee of the Faculty of Education, Business and Science. An official transcript must accompany every application form. Applicants whose Bachelor degree was not undertaken in English must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with no individual band score less than 6.0 or equivalent. An official statement of IELTS results must accompany the application form.

Course Structure

This is an eight-unit study program as follows. All units are worth 6 credit points (unless otherwise specified) each with a notional workload of 150 hours.

Program taught in:
  • English
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