Professional Certificate in Defence Industry Leadership Mid-Year Entry
Make a strategic move in defence
Following significant federal investment, the South Australian defence industry is set to boom. Huge submarine construction and shipbuilding programs are in train. Workforces are growing. Demand for leadership skills rises by the day.
Whether you’re a defence technician keen to step up, or an outside professional looking to step in, our Professional Certificate in Defence Industry Leadership will prepare you to make your move.
What will you do?
Developed in consultation with the Defence Teaming Centre, this intensive program is delivered over ten months across a series of executive-style intensive sessions. Through contemporary blended and hands-on experiential learning, you will:
- deeply understand complexity in the defence industry
- gain proficiency in self-leadership, self-awareness and change management
- learn to effectively manage multi-party collaboration
- become comfortable applying adaptive leadership skills in challenging environments
- understand networks in a defence industry context
- enhance your academic literacy and research skills.
You’ll benefit from frequent industry visits; presentations from senior defence specialists; advanced simulation and guided experimentation exercises; and an immersive retreat in a key defence facility.
Where could it take you?
You could find yourself guiding critical Future Submarine system integration. You might help manage upgrades to the world-leading JORN over-the-horizon radar network. Perhaps you’ll lead a Triton unmanned aircraft sustainment team.
You could even springboard into further study—the Professional Certificate carries credit into our prestigious MBA.
Note: This program is offered in trimester mode with intakes in January, May and September. Visit our apply now page for information on the application process.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
Intake January, May and September. Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
For further information on the application process and how to apply, visit https://business.adelaide.edu.au/execed/professional-certificate-in-defence-industry-leadership-application
Not offered to international students.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesAustralian Full-fee place: $10,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Management Analyst, Manager / Business Management, Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, Business Management, Business Manager, Consultant, Project Development Manager, Project Manager
The Professional Certificate in Defence Industry Leadership consists of two courses totalling 13.5 days over 10 months. The key topics for each course are:
Defence Industry Leadership I: Leading Oneself Defence Industry Leadership II: Leading Others
- Leading oneself
- Servant leadership
- The Defence Industry context
- Emotional intelligence
- Leading others
- Aspects of adaptive leadership
- The VUCA world
- Understanding teams
- Understanding people
- Building and managing networks
- Creating collaboration
- Managing and leading change
- Dealing with disruption
- Integrative thinking
Example Study Plan
The Professional Certificate in Defence Industry Leadership consists of the following two courses:
Participants will be required to complete various subject assessments to graduate from the program. These are made up of a mix of individual and group tasks, including learnings journals, group projects, and a group concept paper.
While the program does allow some time to undertake the work required, you will need to allocate personal time to complete the assessments as well as the readings for each course.
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Last updated: Sunday, 26 Apr 2020