Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership

Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership

POSTGRADUATE

Don’t just level up. Lead the way.  

Student type:
Learning mode:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months
Fees:

AU$4,680 per course (2024)

 

Next intake:
March, May, July, August, October
Location:
Online
Learning mode:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 8 months
Fees:

AU$4,680 per course (2024)

Next intake:
March, May, July, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Business is changing. Be ready to lead the change, rather than follow behind.

Equip yourself to be successful in leadership roles through RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Leadership.   

Embrace your role as a creative thinker and develop the strategic solutions tailored to today’s technology fuelled landscape. Grow the skills and knowledge needed to foster innovation and steer businesses through disruptive transformation.  

Comprising 4 of core courses, this postgraduate qualification is the perfect launch for your career in leadership. It also provides you with a pathway to continue studying towards the Master of Business Administration or credit into the Master of Human Resource Management.  

Leadership skills for future-oriented and tech-advanced organisations

Gain skills that can be specifically applied in future-orientated organisations with a strong technology, digital and innovation focus.

Taught by world-leading and active research academics

Learn from leading research academics who specialise in all areas of the business landscape, including sustainability, technology and innovation.

Accelerated, supported and 100% online

Be supported throughout your study journey. Study online at a time and place that suits you with no on-campus commitments.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Understand organisational dynamics and the importance of leadership in organisational success.

You’ll uncover your own leadership style and use your strengths to shape your leadership outcomes. You’ll learn how to use technology effectively in agile environments and develop your creative thinking skills.

This leading industry program is fully online and designed to work around your lifestyle. 

A focused and practical approach allows you to apply new knowledge to your work from day one, fast-tracking your learning and graduation.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects.

4 courses | 8 months part-time.

Each course is 7 weeks in duration.

You will learn how to: 

  • Evaluate characteristics of various types of leadership and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyse organisational and leadership challenges and develop strategies to address them 
  • Assess effective leadership practices in diverse global contexts, considering the role of technology and innovation in achieving environmental, social and financial goals 
  • Reflect on your own and others' leadership skills and identify opportunities to further develop your own leadership practices 
  • Exemplify leadership skills for entrepreneurial digital organisations, such as communicating, advocating, making decisions, leading innovation and building teams. 

The 4 core courses are: 

  • Personal Branding and Authentic Leadership
  • People and Organisations
  • Digital Entrepreneurship
  • Leading in the Age of Digital Disruption.

Career

 

As a graduate, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in a variety of leadership roles, and the opportunities available to you will continue to grow. Some examples of the roles you will be ready to step into include manager, supervisor, executive or director in any business-related field.  

Admissions

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a full curriculum vitae (CV).   

An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline.

If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a full curriculum vitae (CV). 

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.  

Pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership, you may pursue further study through a pathway to RMIT Online’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) or credit into the Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM).  

If you choose to continue studying towards RMIT Online’s MBA, you can specialise or select individual courses based on your career goals and aspirations with six future focuses and on trend specialisations.  

Completion of an additional 8-12 courses at a master degree level affords you both graduate certificate and mater’s qualifications. 

Fees

2024 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,680 per course

Fees apply to 2024 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2024 tuition fees:

  • AU$4,680 per course

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.