Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership - Catholic Education

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (Catholic Education) is a 40 credit point, 1 year part time course within the Master of Leadership, designed for current and aspiring leaders in Catholic education, health, social welfare agencies and other ministries to develop leadership capacity in the contexts of both the workplace and intellectual, emotional, spiritual and relational formation of the whole person. Graduates will demonstrate knowledge, skills, attitudes and values appropriate to work within a specifically Catholic context. The course will enable participants from a range of Church-based organisations and with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to best meet their needs. The Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership (Catholic Education) will be offered in partnership with the Catholic Leadership Centre in Melbourne and provides the option for students to complete some of their units through residential intensive mode. This approach will foster the intellectual, emotional, spiritual and relational formation of the whole person. The small group setting also enables personalised learning experiences shared with others with similar goals.

Course Fee:


Entry Requirements:

Completed Bachelor degree in Education or postgraduate education qualification and experience in Catholic education


40 credit points consisting of: 20 credit points from Core units; 20 credit points from Elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Leadership - catholic education

Study Pathways:

Graduates may progress to graduate diploma studies.

Further information:

This program is specifically tailored to enhance the capabilities of those who are working, or aspire to work in Catholic educational systems.

Accepts International Students:


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The world is our campus

We’re a publicly-funded university which has grown rapidly over the past few years. The world is our campus, and we put our students and staff at the centre of a vibrant global network of scholars, partnerships and opportunities. ACU has seven campuses around Australia – in Brisbane, North Sydney, Strathfield, Canberra, Ballarat, Melbourne and Adelaide – and we’ve recently opened a campus in Rome, Italy. With us, you’ll have the chance to study overseas with one of more than 200 partner institutions around the world.

Engaged with industry and society

We’re closely integrated into our communities and industries, working with them to answer the big questions, and to create tangible results. From hospitals, to schools and any number of far-flung places, our students and staff have always rolled up their sleeves to be fully engaged in the real world. 

All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

We see the whole person

You are welcome at ACU irrespective of your socio-cultural background, religious beliefs or aspirations. We’re inclusive and supportive of everyone, every day. With us, you’ll be valued and encouraged to thrive to the full extent of your potential. From academic skills to career and counselling services, we have a range of support services to help you succeed. We also offer nearly 400 scholarships, which

recognise academic achievement, community participation, and help out students from a range of backgrounds. 

Education with a bigger purpose

ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

Along with significant student growth in recent years, we’ve begun to compete more intensely through our research output. ACU research programs tackle enduring and pressing issues in society, in Australia, and around the world.

At ACU, it’s education, but with a bigger purpose.

*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.

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