The experience


The Professional Certificate in Leadership is comprised of 2 full subjects, with each subject equivalent to 170 total hours +/- 20%. The total is approximately 340 hours across 2 subjects.

This learning time is comprised of:

  • Interactive contact: including on-screen text/diagrams, tutor/teacher lessons delivered via audio and/or video, guided practice application examples, case scenarios, examples of practitioner experience, short review of current research fronts, formative self-check quiz(zes), practice reflection and discussion prompts, and live webinar time.
  • Private study: including participation in discussion forums and assigned readings;
  • Completion of assessment tasks.

Online learning

The Professional Certificate in Leadership supports your lifelong learning. The learning experience features online lectures with leading experts, skills development exercises, case studies and scenarios, contemporary readings and resources, facilitated group discussions, and “hands on” workplace interventions. The Professional Certificate in Leadership features rigorous, contemporary research-led, real-world expertise and insights from industry partners and thought-leaders, to recognise leadership and management challenges.

As a student at a school committed to professional, continuing and executive education, you’ll have access to high-quality online education tools – all you need is a computer and an internet connection.

Your virtual classroom is academically robust and designed to prepare you for competition in your field. You will expand your skills and knowledge via innovative technologies like webinars, podcasts and moderated discussion forums.

Why study online?

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

Gain access to the highest levels of support

From your initial expression of interest right through to graduation, you’ll receive all the technical support you need.

Don’t be surprised if you learn our student support team members by name – they 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.

Our 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
  • Special circumstances.

Top-Tier Research and High-Quality Teaching

Dr Michal Carrington

Dr Michal Carrington teaches and researches in the areas of marketing ethics, marketing theory, strategic marketing, retail management/marketing, ethical consumption, consumer culture and consumer behaviour. Her research has appeared in the European Journal of Marketing, Marketing Theory, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research and Higher Education Research and Development.

Michal is currently co-editing an interdisciplinary book titled ‘Ethics and Morality in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ to be published by Routledge and co-convening an ESRC Seminar Series of the same title. Michal holds a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD also from the University of Melbourne. Prior to entering academia, Michal spent almost a decade working for Unilever in Australia and the UK.