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Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship - CM42

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship is a dedicated fee-free postgraduate qualification available under CQUni's Graduate Guarantee. The Graduate Guarantee is an initiative to support you if you are unable to secure career-related employment within six months of graduation from any of CQUni's undergraduate degrees.

It's part of our unwavering commitment to provide you with practical, industry-aligned degrees that see us recognised as having some of the best graduate outcomes in the country. In the event you are unable to find employment within six months, we will support your continued learning in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship at no cost if you complete the course within twelve months. Study entirely online on our hyperflexible Be Different platform and enhance your employability.

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The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship has been developed specifically to enhance your employability under CQUni's Graduate Guarantee. From 2022, if you successfully complete any of our undergraduate degrees and you are not able to secure part-time or full-time employment in a relevant field within six months, our Graduate Guarantee will support your continued learning at no cost. 

The course will introduce you to key concepts in business leadership, entrepreneurship and social and business innovation. The units within the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship are drawn from our well-regarded MBA (Leadership) to offer you up-to-date and industry-relevant knowledge to complement your discipline. Studied entirely online via our Be Different platform, you will have up to twelve months to complete all four units and study fee-free. If you need to take longer, any remaining units after twelve months can be purchased. 

To apply to study the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship for free under the Graduate Guarantee you must:

  • Have graduated from a CQUniversity undergraduate degree in 2022 or later
  • Have been looking for employment in your discipline of study for a minimum of six months following your graduation
  • Have not gained full or part-time employment in your discipline of study
  • Maintain an up-to-date Portfolium / LinkedIn profile.
  • Provide a statutory declaration that the above is true.

You will need to apply between six and 12 months after graduation and complete your Graduate Certificate within 12 months of commencement. If you are enrolled through the Graduate Guarantee program and do not complete the units within 12 months, you will be transitioned to standard enrolment in a full-fee paying place. 

If you are interested in these units and do not meet the conditions of the Graduate Guarantee, you may be interested in our suite of postgraduate Business courses, open to all students.
Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship consists of four core units. Each standard unit is designed to take 144 hours to complete, which equates to four to six months of full-time study for the full course. You will have up to 12 months from enrolment to complete the course at no cost. If you don't complete all four units within the twelve months, you have the option to purchase the remaining units and take a further two years to complete the course. View the fees section below for more information on unit fees.

Core units:

  • BUSN20022 Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • BUSN20023 People, Leadership and Culture
  • BUSN20025 Strategic Marketing
  • BUSN20031 Social Innovation

ASSESSMENT INFORMATION
The assessments that you will complete within this course range from evaluative self-practice, online tests, case study reviews, reports, and business simulations. Plus, there are additional optional activities available if you wish to explore topics further. The difference between traditional university course assessments and this flexible online course is that there are no deadlines or due dates to meet. The only time parameter relates to completion of the course requiring you to complete all four units within twelve months to study for free.  

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

GRADUATE GUARANTEE
At CQUniversity, we pride ourselves on having some of the best graduate outcomes in the country. We believe it’s our approach to providing practical, industry aligned degrees that have seen us achieve this success, but we won’t rest until all of our graduates are able to land their dream jobs. This is why we’ve introduced our Graduate Guarantee. It’s a piece of mind warranty that now comes with every undergraduate level CQUniversity degree.

Find out more about the Graduate Guarantee. 

FLEXIBLE ONLINE DELIVERY
Our suite of business administration (leadership) courses are designed for maximum flexibility. Perfect for the busy, self-motivated learner, these courses are hosted entirely online and self-contained, and allow you to access course content on any device with internet access. Unit content is divided into modules which are then broken down into smaller bite-sized learning activities so you’re able to fit study around your commitments and lifestyle and set your own pace for your study. Complete modules on the bus, during your lunch hour, or in the doctor’s waiting room. With no need to buy textbooks or additional content, and everything you need available on the Be Different platform and internet, you can be completing your studies anywhere. 

SEAMLESS STUDY PATHWAYS
Upon completion of the Graduate Certificate, graduates may choose to continue study in the MBA (Leadership), with full credit for the units successfully completed, at a discounted alumni rate.

This course is open for applications all year round so you can start your studies anytime. When you study this course online, via our flexible Be Different learning platform, not only will you study high-quality course content delivered by our supportive educators, but you also get to set the pace. This flexible online course is open all year round, and you are not bound by our traditional term dates for study nor doing assessments, so you can truly study when and how it suits you over the twelve-month course duration. If you need to take longer, any remaining units after twelve months can be purchased.   
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

All domestic and international, onshore and offshore undergraduate students who commence from Term 1, 2022 and study at least two years (FTE) with CQUniversity are eligible.

Successful enrolment in the degree will be subject to the conditions of the Graduate Guarantee Offer which are:

  • Available to all students (domestic and international, onshore and offshore) who have been conferred a CQUniversity undergraduate degree qualification in 2022, or later;
  • Successfully complete at least 16 units with CQUniversity; and
  • Maintain an up-to-date Portfolium / LinkedIn profile.

Students must apply for enrolment into the free, hyperflexible degree (Graduate Certificate) by completing an application confirming their inability to achieve relevant employment (neither part-time nor full-time) since their official undergraduate degree conferral date. Graduates must apply between six and 12 months after graduation and must complete their free Graduate Certificate within 12 months of commencement.

Security Requirements

Not applicable. 

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

We recommend that you study the course units in the following order:

  1. BUSN20022 Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  2. BUSN20023 People, Leadership and Culture
  3. BUSN20025 Strategic Marketing
  4. BUSN20031 Social Innovation

Graduates will be able to apply the knowledge and skills they learn in this course in disruption and entrepreneurship, human resources, marketing, and social and business innovation to their current work in organisational settings, or to new initiatives requiring an innovation mindset. Students will be able to articulate into the Graduate Diploma of Business Administration (Leadership) or MBA (Leadership) for further extension at higher levels of study. 

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.

Graduate Guarantee fee waiver
Under CQUniversity's Graduate Guarantee, eligible students will be enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship under a fee waiver arrangement, completing four units fee-free. You will have up to twelve months from enrolment to complete all four units at no cost under the Graduate Guarantee.

If you do not complete all units within 12 months, you will be transitioned to standard enrolment with the option to continue your studies in a full-fee paying place. You will have a further two years to complete all remaining units. 

Full-fee paying place
2022 unit fees* for CQUniversity's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship are as follows:

  • BUSN20022 Disruption, Innovation and Entrepreneurship unit is $1,530
  • BUSN20023 People, Leadership and Culture unit is $1,530
  • BUSN20025 Strategic Marketing unit is $1,530
  • BUSN20031 Social Innovation is $1,530

*Fees are effective from 1 January 2022. Tuition fees are reviewed annually and can increase from year to year.

Don’t want to pay your tuition fees upfront?
You might be eligible for FEE-HELP, a loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees.

To find out more about FEE-HELP view the FEE-HELP information booklet available on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.

Please note that from 1 January 2020, the Australian Government introduced a combined HELP loan limit which caps the amount you can borrow. This loan limit includes any HECS-HELP debt incurred from 2020 onwards plus any existing and new FEE-HELP, VET FEE-HELP or VET Student Loans. Learn more about the HELP loan limit and how it affects you.

No information available at this time.

APPLY NOW

Applications for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Entrepreneurship will open in 2022. 

From 2022 this course will be open for applications all year round allowing you to start your studies anytime.

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