The experience


The core subject of the Certificate, Indigenous Business Leadership, will be taught as an on-campus winter intensive, bringing together the cohort from across Australia.

As part of a group, you’ll explore a range of leadership theories and apply them to your own practice of leadership.

The aim of the subject is to upskill and empower you to take advantage of the current and near-term opportunities in your own business or career and have an impact.

You’ll learn through a series of individual and group assignments and presentations, enabling you to gain confidence and strengthen the ties within your peer network.

For the core subject, you’ll be taught by Associate Professor Michelle Evans. Michelle, a Fulbright scholar, has a unique combination of professional experience in management, community engagement and facilitation coupled with her excellent track record in research. Michelle has personally taught and mentored one hundred and eighty Australian Indigenous business people through Australia’s Indigenous Business Master Class program, MURRA, for which she is also the co-Founder/Program Director. Michelle has strong relationships across the Australian Indigenous business and cultural sectors and is well known for her expertise in Australian Indigenous entrepreneurial leadership.

Watch Associate Professor Michelle Evans talk about her hopes for Indigenous Business’ owners leading up to the 2019 Federal Budget.

Why study online?

The online learning environment has been carefully devised by expert academics, alongside learning designers and technology specialists, to facilitate an interactive, enjoyable and flexible student experience.

At the University of Melbourne, you will have access to the best minds and a dynamic peer group. Throughout the course you will be able to engage closely with fellow online students and share your knowledge with each other.

At the beginning of the course, you’ll receive all the technical support you need to get set up and participate in an initial welcome webinar where you’ll be guided through the University’s systems

Gain access to the highest levels of support

As an online student you’ll receive a high level of administrative, technical and academic support from your initial expression of interest in the course, through to your graduation. Our student support team members are dedicated, personal and friendly and they understand that every student experience is unique. If a challenge arises, they’ll do everything in their power to assist you so that you can continue to have an excellent learning experience.

Dedicated online student support consultants can assist with:

  • Enrolment and subject assistance
  • Administrative logistics and fee options
  • Technical support, regular health checks, and technical support during live webinars
  • Online learning skills and workload management, and
  • Special circumstances.