Graduate Certificate of Australian Rural Leadership

Course and Subject Handbook 2016 Courses Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Australian Rural Leadership

Graduate Certificate of Australian Rural Leadership

Course code

106611

Course type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree or equivalent; and satisfactory completion of Module 1 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program or;

Equivalent professional/life experience as demonstrated by enrolment in the Australian Rural Leadership program and satisfactory completion of Module 1 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Closing date

Refer to ARLF

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Australian Rural Leadership, graduates will be able to:

  • Critically appraise socially responsible leadership-related knowledge and associated leadership practice relating to remote and rural issues regionally, nationally and internationally

  • Evaluate and appraise complex and diverse leadership practices in terms of underpinning interests, values and contextual knowledge and understandings

  • Critically analyse complex rural issues and associated socially responsible leadership practices using appropriate concepts and make recommendations based on a synthesis of theory and contextual evidence

  • Present an analysis of socially responsible rural leadership to demonstrate and communicate the complexity, diversity of values, and ethical issues inherent in remote and rural communities

  • Demonstrate the ability to work ethically and collaboratively, with demonstrated ability to work with diverse values and complexity in order to reach agreed outputs/outcomes

  • Apply ethical judgments; take on diverse values, views and complexity as part of socially responsible leadership in problem solving

  • Demonstrate a capacity for reflection and personal self-development to reflect on leadership issues, theories and practice.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

For students who have NOT completed Modules 4 and 5 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP):

LB5991:03 Rural Leadership and Culture and ARLP Module 4

LB5992:03 Rural Leadership and Complexity and ARLP Module 5

PLUS

6 credit points of unspecified advanced standing for ARLP Modules 2, 3 and 6 

OR

For students who have completed Modules 4 and 5 of the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP):

LB5993:03 Socially Responsible Rural Leadership

LB5994:03 Rural Leadership in Practice

PLUS

6 credit points of unspecified advanced standing for ARLP Modules 2, 3 and 6

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

18 months part-time only

Maximum time to complete

4.5 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No – but it does include field trips and an overseas study tour arranged by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Special assessment requirements

Nil - all suitability requirements are determined by the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Professional accreditation requirements

Not applicable

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students are granted advanced standing towards the Graduate Certificate of Australian Rural Leadership for the ARLP modules as outlined in the Course Structure in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the last 17 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF AUSTRALIAN RURAL LEADERSHIP

Approved abbreviation

GCARL

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable