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What is the
Graduate Diploma
of Strategic Leadership about

The keyword at a Graduate Diploma level (which is higher than a Bachelor degree) is strategic – setting the strategic direction for an organisation and leading your broader team to achieve this vision.

You have managers looking to you to set the vision for the success of the business.

To be eligible for the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership through recognition of prior learning, you must demonstrate strategic leadership and management experience, and the application of advanced skills and knowledge.

You are a high-level decision maker, adept at handling organisation responsibility, and able to use judgement and initiative to implement leadership and management responsibilities. You are accountable for the work and function of others.

You are able to analyse information from a range of sources to create solutions to complex problems and create strategies for improvement.


Your well-developed communication skills mean that you are able to explain scenarios in a clear and straight forward manner, so that team objectives can be achieved.

The prerequisites to qualify for the Graduate Diploma are:

  • Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a related field, and three years leadership and management experience; or
  • Bachelor degree in a related field, and two years leadership and management experience; or
  • Five years experience at a high level of leadership and management.

The qualification is comprised of two core units and six electives. The core units focus on leading personal and strategic transformation and leading the strategic planning process for the enterprise.

Examples of Position Titles relevant to Graduate Diploma level work

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Managing Directors

Leadership and Management Industry

Leadership and Management opportunities are in high demand in every sector of the workforce from government and corporate, to mining, retail, construction and everything in between.

There are 1,581,600 Managers Managers currently employed in Australia. One in four are aged 55 years or older, that’s roughly 395,400 managers who are 55+.

This means that in the next decade, we will have hundreds of thousands of managers reaching retirement age and creating an opportunity for promotions, as younger supervisors are coming through the ranks.

In addition, the Future of Work Report forecasts 109,900 more managerial positions by 2023.

You will find a lot more information in our Leadership and Management Industry Report.

More Information About Qualification,
Fees and The Recognition of Prior Learning Process

Fees and Payment

Fees and Payment

The fees for this qualification are as follows:

Qualification through RPL: $3500

We have a range of payment options available for you including: Bank Transfer, Credit Card, Instalment Payment Plans and Finance Options. Find out more here.

RPL Process

RPL Process

What is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)?

RPL stands for Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is a process through which the experience, skills and knowledge that you already have can be converted to nationally recognised qualifications.

Getting qualifications through RPL means that you don't have to sit in a classroom and learn about things that you already know. You can just show evidence that you've covered it in your job.

You may need official qualifications (that piece of paper!) to meet government regulations for certain jobs, or to progress into higher-paying roles.

Experience cited as evidence must be from the last five years.

How does the RPL process work?

  1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report
  2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
  3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!

Let's step this out a bit more:

Step 1. We conduct a free preliminary skills assessment and give you a report.
The RPL process begins with a conversation with one of our Skills Recognition Advisors.

  • You tell us what you're looking for and where you want to go
  • You provide a few easily accessible documents
  • You'll be sent a report within 48 hours. This will include a breakdown of costs involved and lists the qualifications:
    • you could be eligible for right now;
    • you could be eligible for if you are able to provide some further evidence (and we'll share with you what the gaps are and the evidence we'd need); or
    • if training would be your best option. We don't offer the training so we'll give you some information about how to locate a training organisation who delivers what you are looking for.

This is cost-free and obligation-free.

Step 2. You tell us the qualifications you want and provide evidence
You can make an informed decision about which qualifications are best for you and your career. Once this is confirmed, we can complete the process.

  • We tell you exactly what evidence we need to establish your competency in the units that make up a qualification
  • You provide your evidence, then you can sit back and relax!
  • We match the evidence to the units. This is called mapping. Other providers may get you to do this yourself.

Step 3. You receive nationally recognised qualifications!
Congratulations! Your experience has been validated and translated into nationally recognised qualifications.

  • To save you time, we submit all the paperwork to the government for you. This formalises your qualifications.
  • You receive your qualifications though both email and post, within 14 days. Or, with our VIP Fast-Track Service, you can have them in just 7 days.
Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Nationally Recognised Qualifications

Are RPL qualifications nationally recognised? Yes.

Churchill Education is a registered training organisation, RTO:31430. This means that we are regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the Australian Government regulatory body for the VET sector.

The qualifications that we offer are nationally recognised, and issued under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Accordingly, they’re exactly the same as those granted by other educational institutions such as TAFE.

Subjects

Subjects

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be comprised of through Recognition of Prior Learning.

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