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.
From 2021, this course will be delivered in eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.
The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.
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:
- drop-in sessions
- peer mentoring
- maths and writing resources
- resume and career guidance.
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:
- 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.
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.
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 definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) or a full fee-paying place.
Students who enrol in a:
- Commonwealth supported place pay tuition fees that are partly subsidised by the Australian government
- full fee-paying place need to pay the full amount for all enrolled units before census each study period.
In addition to your tuition fees, you may also be charged a Student Services & Amenities Fee (SSAF).
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
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.
Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Five (5) years of approved work experience
Applicants with a minimum ten (10) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
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 chair or academic adviser.