DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP

The Diploma of Leadership features:

  • Online delivery through AC

  • Additional facilitated sessions available at our Charmhaven campus

  • Classes during the day (Tuesday-Thursday), featuring a mix of teaching, workshops, tutoring and coaching
  • One year full-time, or students can study at any level part-time, or even do a single subject

  • Opportunities to develop skills through placements in various teams

  • No upfront fee for eligible Australian citizens – study now and pay later with FEE-HELP

 

In addition to lecture times, full-time students will be required to complete 7 hours internship per week at their local church.

The purpose of the course is to develop leaders who demonstrate:

1.     Integrity of heart: strong personal character and capacity to relate to others

2.     Visioning capacity: the ability to create and communicate vision

3.     Skillful hands: a variety of leadership skills and teamwork skills

4.     Worldview and knowledge: a mature worldview and the ability to handle complexity

 

What you will study:


Semester One:

Professional Practice A (Team Effectiveness) - Tuesdays 1pm-4pm

Learn how to develop a professional mentoring relationship with a learner in a workplace. It includes establishing the need for mentoring, developing a mentoring plan/framework, facilitating and monitoring the mentoring relationship, and evaluating the effectiveness of mentoring.

 

Christian Ethics - Wednesdays 9am-12pm

This subject provides a general introduction to ethics, with a focus on leading ethically. Topics covered: Biblical, deontological, teleological, situational, and virtue ethics. The role of conscience. Christian ethics in the public arena; War and peace, bio-ethics, sexual ethics, business ethics, the environment, and personal leadership ethics. 

 

Christian Worldview - Wednesdays 1pm-4pm

Explore the central themes of a Christian worldview through a systematic approach to theology that looks at God, creation, the end of the world, and everything in between. Practise perspective taking, gain empathy, and learn how to work with people with differing worldviews.

 

Introduction to the Bible - Thursdays 9am-4pm

Develop the foundational skills of interpreting the Scriptures, so you can communicate its content and values in a contemporary context. Explore the historical context and genre of individual Old and New Testament books and demonstrate how to understand and apply those as a Christian reader. This subject will be delivered over two teaching blocks so we have time to explore individual books as well as develop your understanding of key themes and principles. This will be taught with an Old Testament focus in the morning (9am-12pm) and a New Testament focus in the afternoon (1pm-4pm). 

 

Semester Two:

Professional Practice B (Mentoring) 

Take a leadership role in the development of teams. Establish team performance plans. Develop and facilitate team cohesion. Facilitate teamwork and learn how to communicate with those who have a stake in the team’s success.

Introduction to Leadership

Learn how to identify and promote the values, mission and vision of an organisation. Develop your understanding of leadership theory. Demonstrate the ability to explain different theories and approaches to leadership. Discover your leadership style, the importance of character, and how to develop enduring leadership. 

Public Speaking

Learn how to research, prepare and deliver speeches using strategies that will enhance the presentation and maintain interest. Learn how to deduce and reproduce the elements required for effective communication. 

Advanced Leadership

Learn how to identify potential leaders and develop leadership ability. Delegate responsibility, supervise and appraise performance as a servant leader.  Implement strategic planning and thinking techniques within a spiritual framework. Understand the effect of conflict on yourself and others. Identify conflict cycles, and how to find alternatives. Develop your communication and ability to choose the right response. 

Christian Spirituality

Develop your personal character as you explore the relationship between spirituality and character. Identify and manage individual and organisational priorities. Establish group skills and relationships of trust as you develop as a servant leader.

 

How to enrol:

1. Apply for admission through AC here (note that you need to answer questions in order to open certain course details). When selecting course details, here's the information you need to enter: 'Leadership/Ministry Courses', then 'Diploma of Leadership [Higher Education Award]', then 'Online - Facilitated at Church/External location', then 'Hope UC College - Charmhaven NSW' to ensure you are enrolled as studying with us. 

2. Arrange an interview. 

Or contact us for more information, or help with registration.


 

Diploma of Business

Do you want to run a marketplace ministry or business? Do you want a vocation that helps people? Do you want to learn management and leadership skills? The Diploma of Business provides the foundation for success; as a pathway to a degree (subjects can be used as credit towards a degree with AC), or as an excellent stand alone course which prepares you to handle leadership and management while competently handling accounts and business plans in a legal and ethical manner.

The Diploma of Business is suitable for:

  • Marketplace ministry leaders
  • Business owners and starters
  • Career changers
  • Parents re-entering the workforce
  • Professionals seeking career promotion

 

The Diploma of Business features:

  • Online delivery through AC
  • Additional facilitated sessions available at our Gosford Campus
  • Tuesday night classes at our Gosford Campus (in Riverside Park), featuring a mix of teaching, workshops, tutoring and coaching
  • Regular guests sharing real life experiences
  • No upfront fee for eligible Australian citizens – study now and pay later with FEE-HELP

Students will complete the following eight units:

  • Introduction to Management 
  • Business Communication
  • Quantitative Skills 
  • Christian Worldview
  • Foundations of Marketing
  • Introduction to Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Project Management
  • Australian Legal Environment and Ethics

Enrolment for 2017 is open

 

Semester One Overview:

Introduction to Management

Understand the nature of management within organisations and develop core management skills. Explore how management is changing, and develop a Christian perspective on responsible and sustainable management. Gain an introduction to strategy, planning and decision-making. Understand organisational structure and design. Discover leadership styles and contemporary management perspectives. 

Christian Worldview

Explore the central themes of a Christian worldview through a systematic approach to theology that looks at God, creation, the end of the world, and everything in between. Practise perspective taking, gain empathy, and learn how to work with people with differing worldviews.

 

Apply for admission through AC now.

Or contact us for more information, or help with registration.