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Graduate Certificate in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector)

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Entry
February and July

Why choose this course?

This Graduate Certificate in Business is designed especially for leaders and aspiring leaders in the public sector who are looking to develop their skills further and gain a postgraduate qualification in managing and leading.

The content of this program will develop your leadership skills and support your career development within complex public policy environments.

You will establish strong professional networks and communities of practice which extend beyond your current agency.

Real-world learning

Through our partnership with the public service, we keep up with current and emerging requirements and topics of interest, enabling us to tailor our content and learning design to meet current industry standards.

You will develop knowledge and leadership skills across a number of core learning areas that are tailored specifically to the emerging needs of the public service, and undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.

For information on the core and elective units offered in this program, please see the course units.

Highlights

  • Designed as an extension of QUT’s Emerging Leaders Program short course to provide you with a postgraduate level qualification in managing and leading in the public sector.
  • Delivered through a combination of face to face and online learning.
  • Develop your knowledge and leadership skills across a number of core learning areas that are tailored specifically to the emerging needs of the public service.
  • Undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.
  • Establish strong professional networks and communities of practice which extend beyond your current agency.

Highlights

  • Designed as an extension of QUT’s Emerging Leaders Program short course to provide you with a postgraduate level qualification in managing and leading in the public sector.
  • Delivered through a combination of face to face and online learning.
  • Develop your knowledge and leadership skills across a number of core learning areas that are tailored specifically to the emerging needs of the public service .
  • Undertake a work-based project that delivers real outcomes for your organisation.
  • Establish strong professional networks and communities of practice which extend beyond your current agency.

What to expect

Our Graduate Certificate in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector) is designed as an extension of our Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) short course modules, to provide you with a postgraduate level qualification in managing and leading in the public sector.

In the ELP short course you undertake four modules and at the conclusion of each, you have the opportunity to undertake the optional award extension unit for that module. This additional unit of study involves attendance at a workshop and two assessments for each module. The successful completion of these four optional award extension units provides you with a Graduate Certificate in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector).

Flexible delivery

Learn flexibly in different environments, including online learning, face-to-face facilitated workshops and a group workplace project.

Career outcomes

Course articulation

You can also choose to complete four ELP modules and four ELP optional award extension units, which leads to a Graduate Diploma in Business (Managing and Leading in the Public Sector).

Successful completion of each award extension unit may provide you with advanced standing in QUT’s Master of Business, Master of Business Administration or another postgraduate QUT program.

Possible careers

  • Assistant Director
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Requirements

Course code
GZ34
Entry
  • February and July As timetabled

To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • have a completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale)
  • have a minimum of five years' full-time post-degree work experience with minimum of three years' relevant professional work experience, and two years' minimum supervisory/management experience
  • provide a copy of your CV demonstrating relevant work experience
  • if required, attend an interview and undertake the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT is the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs) and achieve a minimum score of 550.

Alternative entry pathway

Applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance criteria for the Graduate Certificate of Business may apply for alternative entry. You must:

  • have a minimum of nine years' full-time work experience with a minimum of six years' relevant professional work experience and three years' supervisory/management experience
  • provide a CV demonstrating relevant work experience
  • attend an interview with the course coordinator or nominee
  • if required, undertake the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT is the worldwide standard in aptitude assessment for admission to postgraduate management programs) and achieve a minimum score of 550.

Minimum academic requirements

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
TOEFL iBT 56 10 10 15 14
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
154 154 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
162 154 154 154 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
162 154 162 162 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 154 154 154 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 154 162 162 154
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
169 162 162 162 162
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 176 176 176 176
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
185 185 185 185 185
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
191 185 185 185 185
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
191 200 185 185 200
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5 5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5.5 5 5 5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
5.5 5 5.5 5.5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5 5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5 5.5 5.5 5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6 5.5 5.5 5.5 5.5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7 7 7 7 7
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7.5 7 7 7 7
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
7.5 8 7 7 8
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
38 38 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
46 38 38 38 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
46 38 46 46 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 38 38 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 38 46 46 38
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
50 46 46 46 46
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
65 58 58 58 58
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
65 65 65 65 65
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
73 65 65 65 65
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
73 79 65 65 79
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
49 10 15
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
56 10 14 18 14
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 10 15 14
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 10 14 18 14
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
71 12 14 18 16
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 20 20 24 20
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
98 24 24 27 23
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
105 24 24 27 23
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
105 28 24 27 26

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

  • Active learning module: $1,800 (GST exempt) per module
  • Award extension unit: $1,600 (GST exempt) per unit.

Fees include:

  • Catering

2019

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How to apply

To apply for this course, you first have to register for the Emerging Leaders Program. You must complete 4 modules and their extension units to be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Business. For more details, email elprogram@qut.edu.au

Register for the Emerging Leaders Program

How to apply

To apply for this course, you first have to register for the Emerging Leaders Program. You must complete 4 modules and their extension units to be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Business. For more details, email elprogram@qut.edu.au

Register for the Emerging Leaders Program

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