UWA's admission requirements for some postgraduate courses have changed for Semester 2, 2020 to facilitate student access to study during the COVID-19 situation. In many cases, these changes may not be extended beyond 2020. Contact Future Students for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Leadership

This course is designed as a pathway into the Master of Business Administration by coursework (42520). It may be taken as a stand alone course and is tailored for mid to senior level professionals seeking advanced skills in business leadership. The course allows students the opportunity to gain further specialist skills and competencies to enable them to advance to the next level.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Leadership
Award abbreviation
GradCertBusLdshp
Course code
41220
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Available to international students
Not available to international students on student visas. Available to international students on other visas if visa conditions allow (see https://www.immi.gov.au). For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Allan Trench
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
T1 = Trimester 1; T2 = Trimester 2; T3 = Trimester 3; N/A = not available in 2020;
NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
T1, T2, T3MGMT5501Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites:
enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Business; Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
for trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; for non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks; online-nil
T1, T2, T3MGMT5528Leading Self and Leading Others
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in the Master of Business Administration (coursework) or the Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Minerals and Energy Management; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AMGMT5522Leading Global Collaborations
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience
intensive period—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hours each) over 7 weeks trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
NSMGMT5523Becoming a Leader: Perspectives on Leadership Development
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks
NS, T1, T2MGMT5570Organisational Change and Transformation
Prerequisites:
MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
intensive period—lectures/seminars/workshops: 5 sessions (7–8 hour each) over 7 weeks trimester—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week.
NS, T3MGMT5647Negotiation Behaviour
Prerequisites:
ACCT5602 Accounting or MGMT5501 Organisational Behaviour; and enrolment in one of the following courses: Master of Business Administration (coursework); Master of Business Administration (coursework and dissertation); Graduate Certificate in Leadership; or approval from The Business School only, which will be determined with regard to relevant documented professional work experience.
trimester teaching periods—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week; non-standard teaching period—lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 5 hours per week over 7 weeks (this unit may also be offered in intensive teaching mode)

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent quali?cation, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or

(2) significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on—

(a) a satisfactory personal statement, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) two satisfactory referees, as recognised by UWA.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 41220 Graduate Certificate in Leadership (24 points)
  • 42520 Master of Business Administration (72 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.