Graduate Certificate in Leadership

(GradCertLead)

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is the entry point for the Master of Leadership. Comprising of 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.
In this rapidly changing world, you need to possess deep spiritual conviction and a passion for mission, but with great skills in organisational management. The Master of Leadership focuses on building leadership capacity for people involved in a wide range of religious, not-for-profit and social enterprises. Students may be working for organisations in education, welfare, aged care, disability services, local church or other ministries that require specific leadership training for ministry or mission.

The increasingly sophisticated religious not-for-profit sector now demands that its leaders have both great spiritual leadership depth and professional management skills tailored to the unique needs of a mission-based organisation. Built on a strong biblical and theological framework, the Master of Leadership is designed to help students become effective leaders for a rapidly changing world. Regardless of their context, effective leaders will be agents of change who can help ignite and manage the transformation of their organisation and our society.

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.

Specialist Leadership units include:
C8525 Solution Focused Coaching
C8548 Well-being and resilience for people helpers
M9685 Cross Cultural Mission
P8504 Practice of Pastoral Supervision
P8562 Administrative Leadership and Management for Ministry
P8572 Spiritual Leadership
P8581 Accounting for Not-for-Profits
P8583 Team Ministry Skills OR Leading in a Ministry Team Setting (Multi-Staff Cohort)
P9661 Conflict Resolution
P9662 Mastering Change
P9664 Leading the Larger Church
S8503 Spiritual Formation 4 (Personal Transformation)
S9665 The Art of Discernment

Choose your own personalised learning mode from the following /
Be part of a face-to-face learning cohort /
Being part of a student cohort is 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

Students enter via a GradCertLead or GradCertArts

Core Units Required

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

Cost

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

Future Pathways

Future study options include the MDiv, DMin and PhD.

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