Take a step up the career ladder and be prepared for advanced leadership roles when you study the Graduate Certificate in Leadership. Develop your leadership skills, learn to manage organisational change and learn how to motive others to improve individual and team performance. You’ll also get an insight into your own leadership style and how you can use this to create successful, high performing team environments. This course is taught by industry experts and focuses on developing transformational leaders who can deliver the strategic vision of an organisation while supporting the professional development of the teams they lead.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Manage people, organisations, projects, finances, and products
Market to social media and tailor content to reach specific audiences
Create, plan, execute and monitor the details of a project
Strategise a plan to ensure efficient and effective people management (HR principles)
Set management goals in an organisation while motivating others
Research and analyse buyer behaviour
Develop specialist skills to gain an advantage in the job market
A Graduate Certificate qualification
The skills and knowledge to successfully and effectively lead and manage teams
The confidence to guide others in their professional development
Techniques and strategies to implement in your own workplace or any organisation
A strong support network of peers and teachers
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A bachelor’s degree, or associate degree as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate or transcript or
Diploma level or higher vocational qualification PLUS two years relevant work experience as evidenced by a certified copy of your transcript, certificate and resume or
A minimum of two years relevant work experience PLUS evidence of the potential to undertake academic learning at post-graduate level as evidenced by a copy of your resume
Your certificates, transcripts and other entry requirement evidence must be certified through a Justice of the Peace or other authorising officer
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The desire to move into managerial, leadership and supervisory roles
Prior experience in a leadership role or the wish to undertake leadership development
Computer and digital literacy and the ability to access the internet
A camera, microphone and headset to participate in online classes
You do not require an ATAR score for entry into this course.
If you are unable to meet the entry requirements, you may be eligible for special admission.
Please continue with your application and you will be guided to identify as mature aged (at least 21 years old in your first year of study) or disadvantaged (disability, serious or chronic illness, interrupted education, lack of support for study, serious personal problems and/or serious family responsibilities). Please contact us to find out more.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Business Administration Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the corporate, financial, human resource, policy, planning, research and development activities and guidelines within organisations.
Other jobs include: Human resources manager, Corporate trainer, Project manager and Management consultant
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
Alternative pathways into this course
Advance your skills to take your career to the next level
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership does not have any post-graduate courses.
Strengthen your expertise and expand your employability
Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 4 subjects (40 credit points) made up of 3 core subjects and 1 elective subject.
Note: Some courses offer the opportunity to choose subjects from the complete suite of Higher Education electives that are delivered by TAFE NSW. Once you’ve enrolled, contact your Course Coordinator to discuss tailoring your course to align with your interests and goals.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
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Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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