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  • Designed for leaders and executive coaches who wish to enhance their leadership skills and impact through coaching and mentoring.
  • Learning and assessment geared to making a positive difference in your organisation.
  • Primarily an online program with access to resources and your cohort network via mobile/smart phone and other technologies.
  • All participants of the program are provided with their own coach, who they work with for individual and group coaching.
  • Highly interactive with group, executive and peer coaching, plus webinars and learning groups.
  • Offered in association with The Leadership Circle, linked to international industry associations, and informed by a global network of experts.
QUT course code GS60
Attendance Part-time
Course duration 1 year part-time
Start month 2019 July
Note: Applications for 2018 have closed. Applications for 1 July 2019 are now open and will close on 14 June, 2019.
Delivery External
  • Online
  • QUT Business School
Course contact Leadership through coaching and mentoring


The Executive Graduate Certificate in Business (Leadership through Coaching and Mentoring) delivers advanced thinking and competencies for leaders who are using or are intending to use coaching and mentoring approaches to develop the full capacity of their staff. Ultimately it is designed to equip participants with the skills and confidence to expertly hold coaching conversations and to develop a coaching culture within their organisation.

Why choose this course?

This program is designed for executives, consultants, and HR professionals with a global mind-set who seek to sharpen their leadership practice through coaching and mentoring, and possibly become coaching champions in their organisations.

Today’s leaders are faced with the reality of a VUCA world: one of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. New approaches are needed that engage with this reality.

A new field of complexity leadership is emerging which gives attention to how people connect and engage with interrelated organisational systems. Coaching is a conversational methodology for leadership that generates thoughts, emotions and behaviours that drive in this direction. In this program you will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with your own coach and participate in group coaching, led by your coach.

Flexible delivery

Following online orientation and preparatory work you will consolidate your learning with an intensive, three-day workshop in Brisbane. The program is then delivered online. Mobile/smart phone and other technologies are used to engage participants in highly interactive webinars, group work, peer coaching, and workplace projects.

Corporate group enrolments

This course is also available for groups of students who are sponsored by their employer. Contact the Graduate School of Business for more information about corporate group enrolments.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline from a recognised university with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 (on QUT's 7-point scale); and

You have significant professional knowledge of business (in the corporate, government, or not-for-profit sectors) with at least 5 years of full-time post-degree work experience consisting of at least 3 years' relevant professional work experience and 2 years' supervisory or management experience; and

You submit two referee reports and your completed Applicant Support Statement.

Applicants will be required to attend an interview to be held either at our Gardens Point campus or remotely via Skype or other medium, depending on circumstances.

Alternative entry requirements

If you do not hold a bachelor degree, you can apply on the basis of:

  • significant professional work experience with at least 9 years' work experience consisting of at least 6 years' equivalent work experience and at least 3 years' supervisory or management experience.

Closing dates

Applications for 2 July 2018 commencement have a closing date of 15 June, 2018.

Course fees

Costs associated with the study tour are in addition to published course fees.

2019: $4,992 per unit (12 credit points) (subject to annual review)

FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

Find out if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

View all postgraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Executive Graduate Certificate in Business (Leadership through Coaching and Mentoring)

You're ready to submit your application when you've:

  1. Checked that you meet the entry requirements
  2. Checked important dates
  3. Gathered your supporting documentation, including:

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Application for postgraduate course admission form (PDF file, 234.35 KB)

Important: Please email your application form to, rather than the address on the form.

What happens next?

Once we've reviewed your application, our Program Manager will contact you to arrange an interview. Interviews will be held at our Gardens Point campus or via Skype, depending on your circumstances.


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