Business School

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

Applications Open

Applications Close

Orientation (Compulsory)

Trimester commences

Trimester 3 2018 14/05/2018 19/08/2018 Saturday 1 September Monday, 3 September 2018
Trimester 1 2018 MBA/GCB/GCEI/GCL 3/09/2018 1st Rd.(offer pre-Xmas) 2-12-19 Saturday 19 January 2019 Monday, 28 January 2019
Trimester 1 2018 GCSI* 3/09/2018 1st Rd.(offer pre-Xmas) 2-12-19 Friday 8 February 2019* *TBC
Trimester 2 2018 28/01/2019 28/04/2019 Saturday 11 May 2019 Monday, 13 May 2019
Trimester 3 2018 13/05/2019 18/08/2019 Saturday 31 August 2019 Monday, 2 September 2019
*GCSI*Draft date only until timetable confirmed October 2018

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