Below are some of the current post graduate course that bring together theology and governance/leadership:
The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership is a formal course specifically focussed on the impact that Catholic faith and values have on leadership towards the common good. A unique collaboration between our School of Business and our School of Philosophy & Theology, this postgraduate program embraces today’s rapidly-changing global environment while maintaining academic rigour and nourishing the service-oriented mission of Catholic organisations.
Devoted to the practical application of Catholic leadership values, this program will enable you to critically apply your understanding and practice of the Catholic faith to the leadership of organisations. You will also be expected to analyse both the theoretical principles and practical roles of management within a Catholic institution.
Upon graduation, you will be able to apply your learnings on leadership and management practices to service-oriented Catholic organisations. Alternatively, if you wish to continue your studies, you can progress with a Master of Leadership, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education (Leadership & Management) or Master of Arts (Theology).
The Graduate Certificate in Catholic Leadership comprises four courses:
The course is available online part-time and students are able to complete all four courses in one year if they wish.
A recognised undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification), plus a minimum of three years’ experience in managerial and/or supervisory roles, or
Sufficient background and/or experience in management/supervision; and the skills necessary to complete postgraduate studies, as determined by the Dean.
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Formation for Leading with Mission
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture has been developed in collaboration with industry partners and is designed for leaders of Catholic health, aged care, educational and social service organisations. The course aims to build personal leadership capabilities to enable you to:
Run in intensive mode, this unique program will enable busy senior leaders to:
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture is comprised of 4 units, completed in intensive mode over one week, Monday to Friday.
Face-to-face delivery encourages group discussion and knowledge sharing among participants who also undertake work-based projects to ensure learning is integrated into the workplace.
If there are sufficient participants, cohorts may also elect to take part in an International Study Tour to gain broader insight into Catholic spiritual development.
Eligibility and Applications
This is an executive level program for senior decision-makers and aspiring leaders in Catholic organisations. As it is a postgraduate qualification, participants are expected to have a bachelor degree or significant experience in a leadership or management role, preferably within a Catholic organisation.
While it is highly recommended that students undertake the program in one calendar year, it is possible to complete the program in the following way:
Unit 1 provides foundational content and context, and must be taken first. Unit 4 is the capstone unit which provides a synthesis of Units 1 to 3 and must be completed last.
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture you may be eligible to receive advanced standing from ACU in the Master of Leadership and the Master of Business Administration.
The per unit fee is $2,400, a total of $9,600 for the four subjects in 2020 and 2021.
A Student Services Fee of $45 per term is also payable per participant, plus the cost of textbooks.
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The Graduate Certificate in Leadership allows students to focus on the spirituality of organisations and to integrate spirituality, leadership and organisational transformation. Graduates are equipped to meet the challenge of new moral imperatives facing the world.
Course learning outcomes
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership:
Colleges where it can be studied
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership is one semester full-time or up to three semesters part-time. The course is normally taken as a series of intensive units across one year.
Cost of study
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership requires completion of 3 standard postgraduate units. Fees for 2021 are $2,640 per unit or $7,920 for a full-time semester (3 units).
Fees are subject to change from year to year. For more information about fees, please visit the Fees page.
Follow on study
Graduates may proceed to the Graduate Diploma in Theology or Master of Theological Studies.
Successful completion of an undergraduate degree, or an approved equivalent.
Unit overview and content
This unit provides opportunities for students to develop a foundational knowledge and understanding of governance in Catholic Church organisations. Theoretical insights from selected organisational research will be explored for their relevance to the variety of ways in which governance is exercised in the Church’s different contexts and organisational arrangements. In particular it will focus on the relationship between governance, mission, ministry and work.
10 hours per week for 12 week semester, comprised of
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Online lectures; online activities; guided reading; scaffolded assessments; feedback on assessments.
At the Institute we use a range of assessment tasks, including essays, research papers, online posts, critical reflections, projects and praxis exercises. Within a unit of study each set of assessment tasks is designed as an integral part of your learning experience. These tasks vary across units and programs. All assessment tasks are aligned to the Australian Qualifications Framework level appropriate for graduate awards.
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