Pre-2022 Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching
ⓘ This information is only relevant to students who enrolled in the GradCertLeadCoaching award prior to 2022
Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching (Pre-2022 GradCertLeadCoaching award summary)
AQF Level 8
|Entry Requirements||A three-year AQF 7 award in any field|
|Duration||0.5 year (1 semester) full-time, or 2 years (4 semesters) part-time|
|Structure||36 credit points from the list of approved Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching units listed in Schedule 1*|
|English Proficiency||Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.0 in all bands of the test.|
Graduate Profile and Rationale
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching is designed for those possessing a three-year undergraduate degree in any field who wish to acquire transferable knowledge and skills in Leadership Coaching as part of their continuing professional development for ministry employment and further learning.
The Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching focuses on building capacity in Leadership Coaching for people involved in a wide scope of religious, non-profit, community-focused enterprises. Students may be working for denominationally based organisations in education, welfare, aged care, local church or other ministries requiring specific leadership training for ministry or mission.
Graduates will have added particular transferable knowledge and skills in Leadership Coaching to enhance their work in the not-for-profit religious sector:
Graduates will possess:
- specialised theoretical and technical knowledge related to the practice of Leadership Coaching which are transferable to a variety of complex religious, not-for-profit, ministry enterprises;
- an understanding of the principles and methods of inquiry transferable to different contexts within real-world ministry practice.
Graduates will demonstrate specialised cognitive and technical skills in Leadership Coaching within a ministry-related body of knowledge, so that they are able independently to:
- analyse critically, evaluate, and apply information to complete a range of activities associated with effective coaching to bring out the best in others in an organisational context;
- analyse, generate and provide solutions to complex problems to guide the ministry in the field of leadership coaching within a religious, not-for-profit, community organisation;
- transmit transferable knowledge, skills and ideas through coherent and sustained leadership coaching to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
Applications of Knowledge and Skills
Graduates will possess the ability to:
- apply transferable knowledge and skills in a way that demonstrates autonomy, well-developed judgment, adaptability, and responsibility as leaders in religious, non-profit, community-focused enterprises.
Articulation to Other Awards
Students who satisfactorily complete this award will be eligible to articulate with full credit to the SCD Graduate Diploma of Arts or other SCD Graduate awards, provided that they meet the entry requirements of that award.
Special consideration may be granted by the Student Support and Administration Committee (SSAC).
PRE-2022 ACADEMIC REGULATIONS for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching
|1||Admission to Candidature|
|1.1||An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching shall:|
|1.1.1||hold a three-year AQF 7 award in any field from an accredited Australian tertiary institution; or|
|1.1.2||professional entry as determined by the Student Support and Administration Committee.|
|1.2||Notwithstanding the provisions of this regulation the Student Support and Administration Committee may require an applicant to demonstrate fitness for admission as a candidate for this degree by carrying out such work and/or sitting for such examinations as the Student Support and Administration Committee may determine.|
|1.3||In exceptional cases, an applicant may be admitted as a candidate for a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching if the applicant submits evidence of other academic and professional attainments to the Student Support and Administration Committee.|
|1.4||A Candidate for the award shall be designated as full-time or part-time. A student is designated as full-time if enrolled in three units (27 cps) or more in a semester or part-time if enrolled in less than three units (27 cps) per semester.|
|1.5||In general, no candidate for the award may be concurrently enrolled in any other undergraduate or postgraduate course within the Sydney College of Divinity or any other tertiary institution, unless approval has been granted by the Academic Board.|
|1.6||Applicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally will be required to demonstrate competency in English by an IELTS (or equivalent) result of 7.0 in all bands of the test and may be required to attend such English language courses as prescribed by the Sydney College of Divinity.|
|1.7||Application for enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching program is made to the Registrar of the appropriate Teaching Body offering the program.|
|2.1||The Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching requires the completion of 36 cps from 8500 and 9600 series units in the SCD Schedule of Units of Study.|
|2.2||The units shall be any combination of units totalling 36 credit points from the list of approved Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching units listed in Schedule 1.*|
|3||Period of Candidature|
|3.1||The period of candidature for the degree shall normally be 0.5 year (1 semester) full-time and up to 2 years (4 semesters) part-time.|
|3.2||In certain circumstances, the Student Support and Administration Committee may grant extensions to the period of candidature.|
|4||Leave of Absence|
|4.1||The Student Support and Administration Committee may grant leave of absence from the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching. The period of leave shall not be counted as part of the period of candidature for the degree.|
|4.2||The period of leave shall normally be one semester after which a candidate may apply for a further period of one semester or will be required to complete candidature.|
|5.1||The assessment of course units shall be in the manner approved by the Academic Board in line with the College’s established guidelines.|
|5.2||Students may be required by the Academic Board to present themselves for oral examination.|
|5.3||Academic and non-academic misconduct will be penalised in accordance with the regulations of the Sydney College of Divinity, whose stipulations are severe.|
|6||Credit and Recognised Prior Learning|
|6.1||A candidate may seek credit for previous accredited study and/or Recognised Prior Learning up to a maximum of 18 cps in the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching|
|6.2||Credit can be granted only from units at the graduate level where the outcomes, content, demand hours and assessment are equivalent to those of existing SCD units.|
|6.3||Credit for Recognised Prior Learning may be granted subject to a successful application.|
|7.1||Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, the Academic Board of the Sydney College of Divinity may, in any case in which it may deem it appropriate to do so, vary, dispense with or suspend any requirement or prescription by these regulations, and report forthwith to the Council of the Sydney College of Divinity.|
The list of approved units for the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching:
Choose any of the following units to a total of 36 credit points:
These are 9 credit point options:
- C8525 Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) & Positive Psychology (PP)
- C8548 Well-being and Resilience for People Helpers
- P8597 Seminar in Leadership Coaching
- P9661 Conflict Resolution
- P9662 Mastering Change in Ministry
- X9691 Research Project
- X9693 Independent Guided Study
- Or other units determined from time to time by the Academic Board
Professional entry into the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching
This award is designed for professional development where the student can acquire transferable knowledge and skills over a reasonably short period of time. On this basis, professional entry into the Graduate Certificate in Leadership Coaching will be considered by the Student Support and Administration Committee (SSAC) on the basis of:
Three years of experience in a ministry or professional role. The candidate must be able to demonstrate that they have led people or projects even though their role may not have been senior in their organisation.
Contact your college registrar or the Academic Registrar at SCD if you have any questions.