Leadership qualifications

  • Are you seeking an alternative to ‘typical’ business courses?
  • Do you want a qualification that is practical, innovative and fit for the future?

Welcome to the next generation of leadership education


ACU’s Leadership Qualifications are changing the world of postgraduate study. Forget high-brow academia and outdated text books. These programs are designed for the real-world and delivered by true business innovators.

With flexible, online and weekend delivery, these qualifications will enhance rather than interfere with your professional life.

Join the game-changers.

It’s not what you do but how you think that defines success.

  • How can I keep up with a world that is moving so fast?
  • What do ‘disruptive’ brands like Uber and Google all have in common?
  • How can we be sure our new ideas are resilient ideas?

In this game-changing qualification, you’ll learn the secrets of Systemics and discover how to unlock ‘hidden innovation’ from within your organisation.

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  • How can we be confident the decisions we make now, won’t have unexpected consequences?
  • How do we manage risk in the Innovation Era?

These are the big leadership questions for 2016.

The world is ready for a new paradigm of risk management and here’s your chance to be ahead of the game.

If you have responsibility for making high-impact decisions, this program will give the skills to re-think risk and make empowered and resilient choices.

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"The 3rd sector has been crying out for a practical like this for a long time and my management team are already seeing of being part of the program."
Andrew Crawford, CEO, Streetwork

If you’re looking for a postgraduate qualification that really ‘gets’ what it means to run a Not-for-Profit look no further.

This specialist program is a practical roadmap for people leading or aspiring to lead a charity, social enterprise or educational institution.

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Imagine being able to achieve breakthrough negotiations, every time you meet someone? Stephen Kozicki can show you how.

The key, is to focus on preparation, on process and on people. This allows you to develop creative solutions, stronger relationships and better outcomes for all.

Stephens interactive programme guides you through each stage of the negotiation framework, applying skills to the real scenarios that you bring to the course.

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If you handle formal negotiations frequently and would like to hone your abilities to a higher level, we recommend undertaking the Graduate Certificate in Negotiation.

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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."
John Quincy Adams

Effective leadership in Catholic organisations is not only about engaging the energies of their people, it is also about tapping into each person’s motivation to achieve something worthwhile and focusing that motivation upon a task that is worth their commitment.

This unique qualification will provide you with a deep understanding of Catholic identity, ethos and mission and its integration with the day-to-day leadership of a modern organisation.

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