Why study the RMIT Online Graduate Certificate of Leadership?

Leadership skills for future-oriented and tech-advanced organisations

When you study our leadership course you'll gain skills that can be specifically applied in future orientated organisations with a strong technology, digital and innovation focus.



Taught by world-leading and active research academics

Learn from full-time leading research academics who specialise in all areas of the business landscape, including but not limited to leadership, sustainability, technology and innovation. RMIT is recognised throughout APAC as a leader in business management education.

Accelerated, supported and 100% online

Be supported throughout your study journey. Study our online leadership courses at a time and place that suits you with no on-campus commitments. With intakes every two months, study one course at a time and apply your learnings immediately.


Program Overview

Business is changing. Are you ready to change with it? 

Be ready to take the lead, rather than follow behind. Equip yourself to be successful in leadership roles through RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Leadership.  

Be a creative thinker and develop the strategic solutions that businesses need in today’s technology-fuelled world. Gain the skills and knowledge you need to boost innovation and success in businesses that are ripe for disruption. 

The Graduate Certificate of Leadership is crafted to prepare students for success in leadership roles by offering future-orientated, technology-informed and entrepreneurially-focused courses. 

This program comprises of four core leadership courses and is the perfect postgraduate qualification to kick-start your career in leadership. It also provides you with a pathway to continue studying towards the Master of Business Administration or credit into the Master of Human Resource Management.  

Quick facts
Quick facts

Leadership courses*
(7 weeks each)

8 months part-time (minimum)^

Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$4,680 per course, FEE-HELP available*

Program code: GC215KP

^Number of courses and duration to be comprised depends on prior degree. Please see Entry Requirements or contact us for further details.

*Plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) based on your credit point enrolment load. 

What you will study

The RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Leadership program is comprised of four core courses.

Pathways and Credit

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Leadership, you may pursue further study through a pathway to RMIT Online's Master of Business Administration (MBA) or credit into the Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM).

If you choose to continue studying towards RMIT Online’s MBA, you can specialise or select individual courses based on your career goals and aspirations with six future-focused and on-trend specialisations.  

Completion of an additional 8–12 courses at a master's degree level affords you both graduate certificate and master’s qualifications. 

Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.

*If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course master's, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course master's. See entry requirements for more details.


Career Outcomes

Completing the MBA at RMIT Online unlocks a world of possibilities and expands your professional potential. As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in various roles, and the opportunities available to you will continue to grow.

Here are some examples of the roles you will be ready to step into and their expected growth and salary range for the next five years.

Source attribution: Job Outlook, SEEK.

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Entry requirements

RMIT Online postgraduate students must meet minimum academic requirements, and international students must have a proficient level of English. You can find more details below.


Academic requirements
English language requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning


An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.


If you do not meet the above entry requirement for the Graduate Certificate, you may be considered if you have a minimum of five years full-time equivalent work experience. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago, you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry.

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Leadership does not meet Australia’s student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs, visit rmit.edu.au.

Not sure? Talk to us 

RMIT assesses each student’s prior learning and qualifications to grant credit so you can complete your online postgraduate degree sooner. Applications will be decided on a case-by-case basis. RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer, so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study and work experience as possible with your application. 

Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.