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Our Graduate Certificate in Organisation Change Management is specifically designed for change professionals to explore and become a reflective change leader who can drive change using creative and innovative thinking.

You will have the opportunity to critically evaluate and reflect on your understanding of change and 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. 

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Direct applications due 1 March 2018.

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The demand for change management professional is increasing as companies continuously refine and restructure. 

Job titles

  • 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.

Course objectives

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.  

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

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: Full-fee

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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.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a recognized Bachelor/Honours Degree or equivalent qualification (AQF 7) and a minimum 3 years managerial or professional experience.
  • Mature: In the absence of a Bachelor/Honours Degree, ten years professional work experience in a supervisory, consulting or managerial role as approved by the College.

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.

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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.

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