Alphacrucis College

Graduate Diploma in Leadership

Alphacrucis College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 0102073

Level of study: Postgraduate


The Master of Leadership award is what you would enrol in, even if you intend to exit early with the Graduate Diploma of Leadership (GDL).

The GDL is part of AC’s Transforming Leadership Program (TLP). Take your leadership to the next level.


The course structure is based on two semesters (each of 13 weeks duration), with four subjects taught in each semester. It comprises:

  • 4 core subjects (40 credit points)
  • 4 electives (40 credit points)

To qualify for award of the degree of Graduate Diploma in Leadership a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 80 credit points, including satisfactory completion of the core subjects.




Advanced and integrated understanding of key issues, theoretical concepts and practices within leadership.

knowledge of recent developments and scholarship in leadership within the Christian worldview framework.

Understanding of general leadership principles and methods, and knowledge of specific approaches used in the leadership.


Demonstrated ability to:

Define and resolve a complex problem or issue using appropriate knowledge, approaches and theories in leadership.

Use critical, evidence based and innovative thinking skills to analyse and synthesise ideas and theories from other disciplines related to leadership.

Communicate effectively complex ideas and proposed solutions to peers and general audiences.

Critically evaluate new developments of scholarship in leadership.

Application of Knowledge and Skills:

Demonstrated ability to:

Articulate and apply the knowledge and skills developed within leadership to develop appropriate solutions to emerging business challenges.

Critically evaluate and apply broad conceptual frameworks in leadership.

work independently, responsibly and with the level of professionalism expected of an informed practitioner in leadership.

Note: Full-time students may be required to complete some subjects online depending on face to face class availability at selected campuses.

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): Please contact the provider
Start date: Expected August 2023
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time

AC Brisbane Campus

48 O'Keefe Street
Brisbane Queensland 4102

Entry criteria


Applicants with Recent Secondary Education (within the past 2 years)

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorised institution. Applicants with recent high school education only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Vocational Education and Training (VET) Study

This course of study requires the completion of a higher education qualification by an authorised institution. Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification only are not eligible for direct entry into this course.

Applicants with Higher Education Study

Applicants whose highest level of study enrolment since leaving secondary education is a higher education qualification must demonstrate the completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor’s degree (or higher) by an authorised institution for admission into this course.

Applicants with Work and Life Experience

Applicants who have not completed formal higher education study are not eligible for direct entry into this course. These applicants are encouraged to seek admission via the Graduate Certificate in Leadership.

Essential Entry Requirements

In addition to the academic criteria above, applicants seeking entry into the Graduate Diploma of Leadership must demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ relevant work experience in a managerial or professional leadership role.


Overseas students are required to demonstrate their English proficiency skills. Such students admitted into our programs must attain an overall IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 (with no score below 6.0 in any of the four skills areas).


Alphacrucis College
Sydney Campus
30 Cowper Street Sydney New South Wales 2150