Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Organisational Capability
An introduction to the art and science of leadership
Explore leadership in today’s evolving business landscape. Use case studies to delve into contemporary leadership issues. Topics include communication, influencing, and more. Build your capabilities. Become aware of your own behaviours.
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12 May 24
01 Sep 24
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What you'll learn
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
Evaluate, critique and re-conceptualise theory and practice of leadership as it applies to organisational capability development for application in contemporary organisations.
Critically reflect upon concepts and theory of leadership practice with particular focus on non-traditional approaches to inform the development of leadership capability in diverse and complex contexts.
Leadership is increasingly recognised as a key differentiator of high-performing teams and organisations. Graduates of this course will have the knowledge, skills, and capabilities to lead effectively across a broad cross-section of industries and sectors. You'll learn how to refine and enhance your own leadership potential and the leadership potential of others. You'll graduate ready to embed ethical and contemporary leadership within and throughout your organisation, fostering enhanced individual and organisational capability.
Completing this course will equip you for roles such as:
Executive team member
Team, department, or sector leader
Internal or external leadership development practitioner
Human resource professional
A completed AQF7 Bachelor Degree or above, or approved equivalent, in any discipline.
An equivalent qualification from an overseas institution is as assessed by the University with reference to the equivalencies identified by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (NOOSR).
Work and Life
To be eligible for an offer, you must have:
At least three (3) years’ management experience.
To be eligible for the degree, you need to provide evidence that shows your work experience meets the minimum requirements. This includes submitting a copy of your CV and two letters of reference from your line managers or equivalent positions. The minimum level of management experience required is supervisory, team leader, or business manager experience. If you have worked as a sole trader or consultant, you must provide a copy of your CV and two testimonials or references from clients that provide evidence of capability consistent with the entry requirements.
Credit for previous study or work
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Organisational Capability is designed to help you cultivate your leadership potential. This 4-subject program will support you to enhance your understanding and practice of leadership by drawing on traditional and emerging leadership concepts and guiding you through their application in contemporary organisations. You will be challenged to evaluate the complexities of leadership as position (e.g. legitimate power), as process (e.g. talent management, organisational behaviour, informal leadership), and as embedded in context and place. A key focus will be exploring the role of leaders in fostering cultures that enable capability development.
Through live case studies, guest lectures, simulations, and peer to peer discussion, you will examine and evaluate myriad approaches to leadership, including Indigenous, ethical, and character-based perspectives. Flipped classroom methods will allow you to access the learning materials at a time that suits you, before exploring key topics with world-class academics, peers, and industry guests in online tutorials and workshops. You'll be encouraged to bring your experiences into the discussion and contribute to the co-creation of knowledge in relation to the many aspects of leadership.
This program will allow you to generate a more expansive and critical view of the role of leaders and leadership in developing organisational capability, which is essential to navigating an increasingly risky and complex organisational landscape. It will give you the insight and confidence to question traditional approaches and adopt wiser, more creative and nimble approaches to achieving organisational outcomes and stakeholder value. By completing this program, you'll become part of the new generation of leaders who successfully develop and guide organisations through uncertain and volatile times.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study, the following study pattern is recommended.
Completion of 4 Core Subjects from the schedule:
TAS-BMA613 Leading Capability Development in Organisations
TAS-BMA614 Leadership, Process and Capability
TAS-BMA725 Leadership and 'Place'
TAS-BMA726 Contemporary Issues in Organisational Leadership
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 0.5-2 years from commencement.
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