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Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership

(Formerly the Humanitarian Leadership Programme)

Applications close 7am (East Australian Daylight Savings Time) Wednesday 14 November 2018
Applications must be fully completed by this time to be considered for Trimester 3, 2018. The next intake will be April/May for Trimester 2, 2019.

The Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Leadership is a uniquely intensive and challenging leadership programme designed specifically for humanitarians.

The Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership is a comprehensive eight-month course designed by an expert group of humanitarians, academics and leadership specialists to transform the leadership offered by humanitarians and their organisations.

The Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership examines the complexities, values, principles and methodologies that underpin humanitarian operations through a leadership lens. The course uses a matrix of six leadership behaviours to analyse and improve the organisational processes, strategic thinking and leadership capabilities required to deliver humanitarian assistance in the most challenging contexts.

Students will learn how to navigate the leadership and strategic problems faced by local, national and international managers in the aid system and develop the essential leadership skills to get the best work from their team to provide quality support to affected communities and partner organisations in any humanitarian operation.

From disaster risk reduction to response delivery and the transition to recovery, the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership goes beyond the theory. Using real-life simulations and online education platforms, this course is designed to challenge students intellectually and emotionally.

For detailed course information for the upcoming intake, please download our Information-Pack-November-2018.

There are two intakes each year commencing in July and November. We are now accepting applications for our November 2018 intake.


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To enrol online, please visit complete our Application Form. The GCHL is a Deakin University accredited course, however, applications are made directly through the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership.