Management of Not-for-Profit Organisations


Graduate Certificate in Management of Not-for-Profit Organisations


The Third Sector is being challenged by disruptive innovations such as the NDIS, aged care reform and competition in human services from commercial companies.

There is a real need for contemporary education programs that combine practice and theory, as well as using the expertise and experience of industry leaders.

This program is a great opportunity for senior leaders who want to guide their organisation through a period of unprecedented change.

This is an executive level program which has been designed for senior decision makers and aspiring leaders of NFP organisations.

As this is a postgraduate qualification, participants are expected to have either a Bachelor degree or significant experience in a management role within the NFP sector.

We understand the constraints of balancing a busy work schedule with family time and opportunities to study. We’ve designed the structure of this qualification with efficiency and effectiveness in mind. Units are delivered in an intensive mode and you can complete the entire qualification in around nine months.

This exceptional program is comprised of four units and will be available at ACUs North Sydney campus in 2017.

It draws together like-minded participants from multiple organisations and industry sectors enabling you to share ideas and complete work-based projects with peers.

Participants will realise the advantages of studying and networking with other professionals in a dynamic face-to-face learning environment.

The program is comprised of 4 units delivered over 8 intensive weekends throughout the year. Face-to-face delivery encourages group discussion and knowledge sharing among participants, who also undertake work-based projects to ensure that learning is integrated into the workplace.

  • Governance in the Not-For-Profit Sector
  • Human Resource Management
  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Marketing Management

A truly exceptional and unique team of globally renowned experts will guide your learning.

Between them you will benefit from their extensive theoretical knowledge, their academic rigour, their impressive practical skill sets their absolute dedication to their discipline.

The Graduate Certificate in Management of Not-For-Profit Organisations will be available at:

- North Sydney

Unit Dates
Governance in the Not-For-Profit Sector 17 - 19 March and 8 - 9 April 2017
Human Resource Management 19 - 21 May and 10 - 11 June 2017
Accounting for Decision Making 18 - 20 August and 9 - 10 September 2017
Marketing Management 20 - 22 October and 11 - 12 November 2017

The per unit fee is $3,650 for units commencing in 2017.

A Student Services Fee of $180 per annum is also payable per participant, and   textbooks may need to be purchased for each unit.

More information

Register your interest Download the Graduate Certificate in Management of Not-For-Profit Organisations brochure (PDF, 325KB)

For more information or to discuss your application contact Craig Hawke at Craig.Hawke@acu.edu.au or call 02 9739 2491.