Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership
Contemporary leadership with dignity and compassion
A postgraduate leadership program for professionals working in the Catholic sector. Study leadership and management principles through the lens of Catholic faith and values. Explore how your leadership can make an impact on the common good.
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- 12 May 24
- 07 Jul 24
The University of Notre Dame Australia is committed to delivering an excellent student experience, alongside a high standard of teaching, research, and training. As a leader in ethical education, Notre Dame aims to develop students’ critical reasoning and their ability to make ethical decisions—crucial skills to progressing their careers and leading purposeful lives. At Notre Dame, students navigate their future with an ethical education online.
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What you'll learn
On completion of this program students should be able to achieve the following learning outcomes:
- Critically apply their knowledge, understanding and practice of the Catholic faith tradition to the leadership and management of service-oriented Catholic organisations;
- Analyse the theoretical principles of contemporary leadership and management concepts related to the practical roles of leadership and management within service-oriented Catholic organisations;
- Integrate their theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary change management concepts to organisational transformation within the context of service-oriented Catholic organisations;
- Apply leadership and management practices to enable the effective functioning of service-oriented Catholic organisations.
Professionals working within the Catholic sector.
To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership applicants must meet the following specific requirements:
• Recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) plus a minimum of three years’ experience in managerial and/or supervisory roles.
• Where the applicant does not meet the criteria above, Notre Dame may approve admission to this program if satisfied that the applicant has sufficient background and/or experience in management/supervision; and
• The applicant has the skills necessary to complete postgraduate studies
English Proficiency Requirements
Defined as the successful completion of secondary education or a Bachelor’s degree in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland.
Education students who have English as an Additional language and are admitted on the basis of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) assessment, or an equivalent English language proficiency assessment, are only admitted if they have attained n overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 (with no score below 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 reading and writing.
All English language tests are valid for two years from the date of completion
Credit for previous study or work
Applications for Advanced Standing and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered and reviewed on a case by case basis by UNDA's Student Administration.
The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership is designed for leaders and aspiring leaders in Catholic organisations to provide grounding in leadership and management principles rooted in the Gospel mission and Catholic social teaching. Students are introduced to the best current leadership and management scholarship from the Catholic intellectual tradition. Students also learn means for achieving organisational transformation while adhering to values associated with the dignity of the human person and the common good. The course also provides an opportunity to link theory to practice via an action learning project that can be undertaken in a student’s workplace or in a placement at another Catholic organisation.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership students must complete a minimum of 100 Units of Credit chosen from the four (4) [compulsory] Courses listed below;
- BUSN5001 Catholic Mission & Identity
- BUSN5002 Leadership & Management in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition
- BUSN5003 Leading Change in a Catholic Context
- PHIL6020 Ethical Issues in Professional Life OR ARTS6001 Professional Project
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership students must complete a minimum of 100 Units of Credit chosen from four (4) [compulsory] subjects listed in the Recommended Study Pattern.
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