Graduate Certificate in Leadership

(GradCertLead)

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is the entry point for the Master of Leadership. Comprising four units, two compulsory, the units then credit the Master of Leadership, leaving a remaining 8 units to complete.

Number of Units

4

Duration of Course

0.5 years full-time
1.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

A completed undergraduate degree in Theology or Ministry.

Core Units Required

2 core units
/ Foundations of Christian Leadership
/ One specialist leadership unit
2 elective units

Cost

Standard unit: $2,490
(specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Future study options include the MLead.

Master of Leadership

(MLead)

It’s time for a different kind of Christian leader.

Christian leaders in this rapidly-changing world need to possess deep spiritual conviction and a passion for mission, with the savvy of great skills in organisational management.

The increasingly sophisticated religious not-for-profit sector now demands its leaders have both great spiritual leadership depth as well as professional management skills tailored to the unique needs of a mission-based organisation.

Choose your own special emphasis from the following /
Community Sector Stream /

This programme focuses on real-world survival skills for those engaged in leading not-for-profit social enterprises in hospitality, education, welfare, aged care, disability services, local church or other ministries.
Mission Stream /
Utilising the resources and global connections of the Alliance Institute for Mission, students can focus on international or local missions with an emphasis on hands-on service and experiences.
Transformation Stream /
In collaboration with the global Christian Spiritual Formation network, including organisations such as The Renovare Institute and The Apprentice Centre, this programme focuses on personal spiritual formation as a foundational dimension for spiritual leaders seeking to be agents of transformation in our society.
Church Stream /
The skills required of church leaders are now more complex than ever.
This programme focuses on governance, risk management, human resources and finance, which are all necessary to manage the day-to-day running of a growing church community.

Leadership specialist units /
/ Administrative Leadership and Management for Ministry
/ Leading the Larger Church
/ Working in a Ministry Team Setting
/ Conflict Resolution
/ Mastering Change
/ Spiritual Formation 4 (Personal Transformation)
/ Spiritual Leadership
/ Cross Cultural Mission
/ Accounting for Not-for-Profits (Administrative Gifts for Ministry)
/ Discerning God’s Will Together (Leadership and Spiritual Discernment)
/ Well-Being and Resilience for People Helpers
/ Solution Focussed Coaching (Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Positive Psychology)
/ Practice of Pastoral Supervision
/ Financial Management for Ministry

Choose your own personalised learning mode from the following /
Be part of a face-to-face learning cohort /
Student cohort’s are a great way to learn. Specialised cohorts create an experience of learning that immerses the students in particular areas of study. Cohorts focus on the importance of learning in community, offering participants the opportunity to develop relational networks with like-minded ministry practitioners.

Study online from anywhere in the world /
We understand that postgraduate students are usually already working in a professional role involving mission or ministry. You are already learning on the job and want to incorporate your working experiences into your studies while developing the skills and knowledge to meet the challenges you face in a changing work environment.

Number of Units

12 total (entry via a 4 unit GradCert)

Duration of Course

1.5 years full-time
4.5 years part-time

Entry Requirements

Entry is via completion of the four unit Graduate Certificate or other AQF8 award in religion, theology or philosophy.

Core Units Required

6 core units
/ Foundations of Christian Leadership
/ Non-Profit Governance for Ministry
/ Three specialist leadership units
/ One leadership project
6 elective units

Specialisations
/ Christian Life and Ministry
/ Christian Spirituality
/ Mission
/ Pastoral Theology

Cost

Standard unit: $2,490
(specialty units excluded)

Future Pathways

Future study options include the MDiv, DMin and PhD.

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