Become a reflective leader who can drive change using creative and innovative thinking, with a Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change Management from VU.
Our Graduate Certificate in Organisation 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 on 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. However, students can take this courses as a stand-alone course.
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:
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Careers in organisational change management
The demand for change management professional is increasing as companies continuously refine and restructure.
- 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 encouraged to progress to the Masters of Change, Innovation and Leadership.
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: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), Full-fee
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.
If you enrol in a:
- Commonwealth Supported Place, your fees are partly subsidised by the Australian Government.
- full-fee paying place, you’ll need to pay the full amount for all units you study.
To calculate the total cost of your course:
- Select which units you’d like to study.
- Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
- Add up the relevant amounts.
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.
- Bachelor/Honours degree: Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
Applicants with a minimum five (5) 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 coordinator or academic adviser.
How to apply
Before you apply, consider whether you also wish to apply for:
Special admission: You can request special consideration be given to your application based on your individual situation.
Find out more about special admission or complete the Direct admissions special consideration application
- Extra credit for past skills and study - known as Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) or Skills recognition.
When you're ready:
You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).
Direct applications are due on 8 July 2018 for our next intake which starts on 16 July 2018.Apply direct to VU
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