Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

Course Convenor:

Dr Peter Morey

Course Code:


The Graduate Certificate in 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.


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

Credit points

Four units totalling 24 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.


Graduate Certificate in Leadership Management
Abbreviation: GradCertLM


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 at AQF Level 7 or higher, 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 a four-unit study program as follows. All units are worth 6 credit points (unless otherwise specified) each with a notional workload of 150 hours.

  1. LAMC50600 Theology, Theory and Practice of Leadership (6 credit points)
  2. Three Group A Units (totalling 18 credit points)

Group A Units:

Unit Code Unit Name Credit Points
LAMC51100 Leadership and Organisation 6.0
LAMC51200 Communication for Leaders 6.0
LAMC51600 Organisational Processes and Change 6.0
LAMC51400 Human Resource Management 6.0
LAMC52400 Managerial and Professional Ethics 6.0

Leadership and Management Nesting Structure and Exit Points

The Leadership and Management study program comprises three nested awards, the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management, Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Management, and Master of Leadership and Management. The program provides opportunity for students to enter and exit the program at different stages of academic achievement. The Master’s course is offered as either a course work, or a combined course work and minor thesis degree. The courses fall within the criteria of the Australian Qualifications Framework for coursework-based Master’s courses, Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas.

Enrol in Undertake Endpoints Possible
MLM Master of Leadership and Management Graduate with MLM or Exit with GradDipLM or Exit with GradCert LM
GradDipLM Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management Graduate with GradDipLM, or Exit with GradCertLM, or Proceed to MLM
GradCertLM Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management Graduate with GradCertLM, or Proceed to GradDipLM, or Proceed to MLM


For any postgraduate study enquiries, please contact the Course Convenor on +61 2 4980 2174 or the Admission Enquiry Centre +61 2 4980 2377.