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STUDY ETHICAL LEADERSHIP (Postgraduate)

AVAILABLE TO STUDY ON-CAMPUS, ONLINE, OR BLENDED


If you dream of standing out in your industry as an ethical leader, the Ethical Leadership course is for you.

The Ethical Leadership postgraduate course is perfect for creative leaders wanting to lead in complex situations using a balance of ethical judgment, independent thought, critical problem-solving, and more. 

You will undertake fundamental units in powerful ideas, practical ethics, Indigenous perspectives and leadership practice, while considering contemporary ethical issues (such as climate change, technology, etc.) across each stage of study.

Framed through the idea of provocation, the course will help students graduate with a high level of critical thinking as they encounter a variety of ethical ideas that push them to learn new concepts or encounter familiar ones in unexpected ways.

Applicants will need to have completed a relevant undergraduate degree or have sufficient life and work experience to qualify. To learn more, please read Eligibility & Admission Requirements further down this page.

CLICK HERE FOR FEE INFORMATION
CLICK HERE FOR INTAKE DATES
CLICK HERE FOR INDICATIVE ENROLMENT NUMBERS

OPPORTUNITIES & EXPERIENCES

 

Develop your understanding of how power, justice, law, and social rights and responsibilities can be used to cultivate an ethical orientation

Apply ethical principles to real-world situations that help you refine your decision-making and management skills

Gain necessary insight into Indigenous representation, cultural safety, First Nations sovereignty, and more

Identify your leadership style, and use this knowledge to learn how to transfer your skills across creative industry and community contexts

Study in our world-class creative spaces and classrooms across four campuses

 Learn from industry experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees)

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

HOW YOU CAN CHALLENGE THE STATUS QUO THIS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

There are lots of ways to challenge the status quo of the creative industry for the better, and as a leader, you could be in a position to make powerful impacts by diversifying your lineups, implementing inclusive hiring, and more.

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THE ABORIGINAL INITIATIVES THAT ARE HEALING COUNTRY

What does "Heal Country" mean? It can be interpreted in multiple ways: healing the environment, healing Aboriginal health, healing from the impact of trauma, healing culture. The hope contained in this one word—"heal"—is a philosophy many not-for-profits and initiatives have embraced while facing the future.

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WHAT IT MEANS TO CHOOSE COLLARTS

Here at Collarts, we do things a little differently than other major universities and colleges. We call it The Collarts Way. It’s what makes us stand out from the crowd and why we’re proud to be the place where so many creative students have found their study home. When comparing your future study options, here's everything you should keep in mind about us.

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MEET THE INFLUENCERS SPARKING POSITIVE CHANGE

Through casual conversations intrinsically linked to race, identity, sexuality and gender, social media has become a haven for supportive communities—if you choose to seek them out.

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Industry Partnerships

  • Groovin The Moo
  • Falls Festival
  • A Hitch To The Sticks
  • Peel Street Festival
  • UNIFY Gathering
  • Ego Expo

"Collarts has really helped me go from just dreaming up ideas to actually fulfilling them by giving me the skills that I needed."

DAMIEN WARREN-SMITH

Screen & Media Student

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"Without doing this degree, I wouldn't have been able to achieve so much. Collarts really helped me set myself up to succeed in the industry that I wanted to succeed in."

GLORIA RAGESH

Music Performance Graduate

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA
 

GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

 

The Graduate Diploma of Ethical Leadership is perfect for students who aspire to stand out in their industry of choice as ethical and equitable leaders, with a comprehensive understanding of applying these values to the workplace.

The Graduate Diploma can be completed in two trimesters of full-time study.

 

THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE DIPLOMA, YOU WILL

 

Lead with powerful ideas and practice forward-thinking ethics with an extensive leadership development plan

Gain perspectives of First Nations representation through units like Indigenous Perspectives & Voices and Indigenous Futures

Gain knowledge in Contemporary Leadership Practice where you can develop and transfer skills across the creative industry and community contexts

Meet, learn and network with the industry’s leading experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Ethical Leadership is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 107393M (1 trimester)/107391B (2 trimesters) & 107392A (3 trimesters).

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF ETHICAL LEADERSHIP



The Graduate Certificate of Ethical Leadership is perfect for students who aspire to stand out in their industry of choice as ethical and equitable leaders, with a fundamental understanding of ethical values and decision-making skills.

The Graduate Certificate can be completed in one trimester of full-time study.


THROUGHOUT THE GRADUATE CERTIFICATE, YOU WILL

 

Develop conceptual understanding around power, justice and decision-making in the current climate

Establish theoretical knowledge in Practical Ethics in a professional and workplace context

Understand important Indigenous perspectives and voices through First Nations-focused unit

Meet, learn and network with the industry’s leading experts and collaborate with students from other creative courses

 Students can access free counselling and wellbeing services directly by contacting support@collarts.edu.au

 Study on-campus, online, or blended, with access to all of Collarts’ campus facilities

→ FEE-HELP available to eligible students (no upfront fees), to learn more click here

 

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate of Ethical Leadership is recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework, accredited through CRICOS; CRICOS Code 107393M (1 trimester)/107391B (2 trimesters) & 107392A (3 trimesters).

ELIGIBILITY & ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS



Applicants will need an undergraduate degree in related field or; 5 years industry experience.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of 5 years industry experience must support their application with a statement of service for all work experience listed with independent evidence of the duration and level of work experience.

Applicants must submit a 300–500 word statement outlining their reasons for undertaking the course.

Applicants will need to attend an admissions interview. You will be asked questions about your experience, background, and interest in the course and/or industry.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

 

Students can apply for credit if they have completed a graduate certificate in ethical leadership elsewhere, on the condition that their previous studies covered similar content and they provide a plan (500 words maximum) of their intended project for this unit.

Candidates without an undergraduate degree may apply if their industry and/or background is equivalent to or exceeds the above.

 

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

→ Click here for international student admission & eligibility requirements

 

HOW TO APPLY

 

Please apply directly on our website. After receiving your application, we will get in touch to arrange an interview. All students will also need to complete a statement on engagement with ethical leadership.

KEY INFORMATION

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Start Dates
February, May and September 
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Number of Units
4 in Graduate Certificate
8 in Graduate Diploma
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Duration
Graduate Certificate 1 Trimesters
Graduate Diploma 2 Trimesters
Or Part-Time Equivalent
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Study Mode
On-Campus, Online or Blended
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Student Support
Free Access to Wellbeing Academic Support
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Future Leader Support
Create a Leadership Development Plan
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FEE-HELP
Available
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Transparent Fees
$2,187.50 per unit
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International Fees
On-Campus: $2625 per unit
Online: $2187.50 per unit

Course Structure

Delivery Mode - On-Campus, Online, Blended
POWERFUL IDEAS PRACTICAL ETHICS INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVES CONTEMPORARY LEADERSHIP PRACTICE
Trimester 1 Power & Justice Ethics & Decision Making Indigenous Perspectives & Voice Leadership Skills & Values
Trimester 2 Paradigm Shifters Professional & Workplace Ethics Indigenous Futures Responsible Leadership in a Contemporary World

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