What will I learn?
Are you passionate about social change? Study the Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to identify difficult social issues and develop plans and practices for social change in a sustainable and scalable manner.
At CQUniversity, social innovation is at the core of our strategic vision. We strive to empower our staff and students to make a difference, create an impact and influence the world in which we live, for the betterment of society. This course supports the University's commitment to the Social Innovation agenda.
The Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation is a multi-disciplinary course focused on the development of agility, design-thinking, storytelling, empathetic collaboration and intercultural sensitivity in a social context.
You will develop the knowledge and skills to identify previously intractable social issues and develop plans and practices for social change in a sustainable and scalable manner. You will also establish a sound foundation in social innovation strategy that will equip you with the capacity to be an agent for change in all walks of life.
As part of the course you have the opportunity to take on a project in social innovation, in a work or other setting. The project takes this course beyond pure theory and underlines the thoroughly applied nature of the graduate certificate.
You are required to complete the following four (4) core units:
Contemporary Issues in Social Innovation
Innovation and Sustainable Business Development
As a graduate of this course you may seek employment in consulting and advising on business performance and improvements including:
social project design and management
new social ventures developments, international venture assessment and capital raising in a social context
corporate social innovation and social entrepreneurship
social incubator and technological innovation, support services to new ventures, in not-for-profit and small to medium enterprise (SME) sector
design and development of teams and team dynamics working in social innovation Launchpad environments.
No matter what field or discipline you work in, the Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation will help you develop your capacity for positive social change, including social leadership, entrepreneurship and social project design and management.
Which department am I in? School of Business and Law
Applicants must have a successfully completed the equivalent of an Australian undergraduate degree. Other English Language Requirements accepted: Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) score of 62 with no score less than 54; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English Overall test score of 176 (with no individual band score of less than 169).
For entry into the Graduate Certificate in Social Innovation you are required to possess one of the following: a completed bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or college or equivalent; or a recognized diploma and two years relevant business experience in an innovation industry or firm; or a minimum of five years relevant business experience in an innovation industry or firm may enroll in this program.
Other English language requirements: PTE Academic - Overall score of 54 with no score less than 46; CAE, CPE - Overall test score of 169 (with no individual band score of less than 154); TOEFL Internet-Based - Overall score of 75 with no score less than 17.
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
5 March 2018, 16 July 2018
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