Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management

Course Convenor:

Dr Peter Morey

Course Code:


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.


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.


Graduate Diploma of Leadership and Management
Abbreviation: GradDipLM


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, 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.

The following units are required:

Unit Code Unit Name Credit Points
LAMC50600 The Theology, Theory and Practice of Leadership 6.0
LAMC50000 Introduction to Research 6.0
3 Group A Units 18.0
1 Group B Unit 6.0
LAMR59200 Independent Research Project 6.0
Elective 6.0

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

Group B Units:

Unit Code Unit Name Credit Points
LAMC52100 Marketing Management 6.0
LAMC52200 Information Systems for Leaders 6.0
LAMC52300 Strategic Planning for Leadership 6.0
LAMC52500 Legal Issues in Leaders 6.0
LAMC52600 Accounting for Leaders 6.0


Electives may be drawn from the Group A subjects, Group B subjects, or other disciplines (on approval from the Course Coordinator).

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 GradCertLM
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 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.