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Graduate Certificate of Leadership and Coaching

Graduate Certificate of Leadership and Coaching (GCLC)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • Online
  • On-campus
  • Springfield
  • 1 year part-time
  • Feb, Jul
Note: Some subjects are only available via online study.


  • Do you aspire to be the type of leader who helps others reach their full potential and achieve their goals? 
  • In the Graduate Certificate of Leadership and Coaching, you will learn about your own and others’ leadership styles and how to motivate and connect with people. 
  • You will graduate with the skills to lead and manage organisational change and become an effective leader within your chosen industry.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Leadership and Coaching, you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Master of Adaptive Leadership.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate, you could pursue a career as a CEO, General Manager, Group Executive Manage, State or Country Manager, Product Development Manager, Team or Group Leader, Business Manager, Business Director, Manufacturing Manager, Executive Director, Human Resource Manager, or Strategic Planner.

Entry requirements 

  • Completion of an Australian university bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ professional work experience equivalent to a bachelor qualification. 

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.


USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 12960

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for FEE-HELP. 

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.


At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

Note: The Semester 2 (July) intake is only available via online study.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2021 - applications close Friday 5 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 22 February, 2021.
  • Semester 2, 2021 - applications close Monday 19 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 12 July, 2021.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

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