The Graduate School of Leadership

ACOM’s Graduate School of Leadership specialises in thought leadership and training for church leaders, volunteers, boards, welfare staff managers and team leaders in the not-for-profit community sector.

Our Graduate School is not just an academic pursuit. We are committed to the practice of leadership. We understand that postgraduate students have different needs to our undergraduate population. Postgraduates are likely working in a ministry field already, wanting to incorporate their working experiences into their studies while developing to meet the challenges of a changing world.

The Graduate School of Leadership will work with students to create a study path that complements their ministry calling, with assessments that incorporate real-life learning tools.



The world’s not standing still. Neither can your leadership skills. ACOM’s Graduate School of Leadership is more than an academic pursuit. We are committed to the development and practice of Christian leadership.

We understand that you are likely serving in a ministry field already, wanting to incorporate your experiences into your studies, while developing skills to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Therefore, we have built degrees that are flexible enough to enable you to specialise and pursue God’s calling for your life, while working with academic staff who are seasoned ministry practitioners, each committed to seeing life and community change.

Our goal is to partner and support you, while you earn recognised qualifications that will equip you for your journey. We will work with you to create a study path that complements your ministry, with assessments that incorporate real-life learning tools.

Cathy Kleemann
Dean of the Graduate School of Leadership



Postgraduate Course Areas

For those with an undergraduate degree in any field and wish to study a three year postgraduate degree for accreditation or ordination.

For those with an undergraduate degree and wish to focus their further studies in the field of Christian Leadership.

For those with relevant study and experience who are looking to focus their studies through further research.

For those with an undergraduate degree in any field and want to build their program to focus on their field of interest.

For those with an undergraduate degree who wish to focus their studies in the field of Mission.


For those with an undergraduate degree in any field and wish to focus their studies in the field of Theology.

For those with an undergraduate degree in Theology and wish to continue focussing their further studies in the field of Biblical Studies and Theology.