Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Build high-level leadership skills to motivate and inspire the people around you.

UWA's Graduate Certificate in Leadership is designed for mid to senior level professionals seeking advanced skills in business leadership. You will gain advanced knowledge in the field of leadership, as well as skills in inspiring others to resolve complex problems.

In addition to studying high-level leadership units, you will have the opportunity to take part in professional development seminars and workshops, and networking events with the School’s corporate partners.

If you choose to further your studies, the Graduate Certificate in Leadership can also serve as an entry point into the MBA Flexible, with full credit for completed units. Entry into the MBA Flexible is subject to students achieving a weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership.

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Course information

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership consists of 4 units:
two core units, and two option units.

Core units (compulsory)

Leading Self and Leading Others
Organisational Behaviour

Option units (choose two units)

Becoming a Leader: Perspectives on Leader Development
Leading Global Collaborations
Negotiation Behaviour
Organisational Change and Transformation

Course at a glance

Location offered Crawley (Perth, Western Australia)
Attendance types Part-time only
Delivery mode Internal (on campus)
Starting dates January; May; August
Weekly time commitment The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Standard full-time completion 1 year part-time. For details, contact the Business School Student Centre.
Maximum time to complete 2 years
Course fees See our Course Calculator
Scholarships See our Business School Scholarships and UWA Scholarships
Course code 41220

Admission requirements

All students must meet UWA’s English language competency requirements.
To be eligible for admission, you must meet the following requirements:

Pathway One
  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and
  • Any one of the following:
    • The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent; or
    • A valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550; or
    • At least five years of relevant documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.
Pathway Two
  • At least eight years of relevant, documented, professional experience that in the opinion of the Faculty would permit the applicant to complete the course satisfactorily
Teaching Period Application Open Application Closing Orientation Trimester Commence
Trimester 1, 2018 29th August 2017 9th January 2018 20th January 2018 29th January 2018
Trimester 2, 2018 29th January 2018 29th April 2018 12th May 2018 14th May 2018
Trimester 3, 2018 14th  May 2018 19th August 2018 1st September 2018 3rd September 2018

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Carpark No 9 or 41 off Hackett Drive
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