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0.5 years full time or longer for part time
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Blended
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Overview

Become a reflective leader who can drive change using creative and innovative thinking, with the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change Management.

Our Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change Management is specifically designed for change professionals.

You will have the opportunity to critically evaluate and reflect on your understanding of change leadership. You'll build and strengthen the capabilities required of a change professional by questioning, reflecting, learning and adopting to new ways of thinking about change management.

Designed with industry professionals to fill the qualification gap, the course is run in collaboration with industry professionals who will also teach on the program.

This semester-long program will be run in a one-week burst mode which will provide flexibility to allow you to plan around your study.

The course is designed as a pathway to entry into the Master of Change, Innovation and Leadership. Students can also take this course as a stand-alone option.

As a postgraduate student you might want to take up one of many opportunities to further develop your academic language and study skills. VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

Our campus libraries have photocopying, computing and printing facilities as well as electronic and print resources.

You'll also have access to a rich collection of online resources at any time of the day or night, including:

  • databases
  • e-learning content for courses
  • student email
  • student software packages
  • social networking tools.

On campus, we make sure that all of our students have access to digital resources. We offer:

Careers in organisational change management

As companies continually refine and restructure in relation to market changes, the demand for change management professionals is increasing.

On qualification, you could apply for roles including:

  • Lead Change
  • Senior Change Manager
  • Change Manager
  • Change and Communications Manager
  • Senior Change Analysts
  • Change Communications Analysts
  • Change Consultants
  • Organisational Development & Change Consultants.

Graduates are also encouraged to progress to the Master of Change, Innovation and Leadership course.

Course structure

To attain the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change Management, students will be required to complete 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) consisting of:

  •  48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) professional core units

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective change strategies.  
  2. Develop judgement to make effective decisions about organisational change - even when faced with imperfect or insufficient information.  
  3. Assess and manage organisational culture, diagnose problems, and implement cultural change.  
  4. Critically apply cross-disciplinary knowledge in decision making with creativity for innovation and change management contexts.  
  5. Work as a reflective leader and change practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry-specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform decision-making  
  6. Communicate effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organisations.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

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  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
AND
Five (5) years of approved work experience
OR
Applicants with a minimum ten (10) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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