Key information

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Study mode

  • Micro-subjects are delivered online and may include a virtual face-to-face workshop.
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Campus locations

  • No on-campus study
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  • Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience

    Flexible depending on your desired study load.

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Admission information

  • See Entry Requirements
Entry requirements
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Session availability

  • Micro-session 2 2022 (7 Mar – 29 April)
  • Micro-session 3 2022 (2 May – 24 Jun)
  • Micro-session 4 2022 (27 Jun – 19 Aug)
  • Micro-session 5 2022 (22 Aug – 14 Oct)
  • Micro-session 6 2022 (17 Oct – 9 Dec)

Please note: Subject availability varies between micro-sessions.

Course highlights

Designed to maximise learning applications from a personal and professional perspective, the Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience will enhance your knowledge and challenge the way you think.

  • Take on as many or as few subjects as you need

    Think of our industry-aligned micro-credentials like building blocks. Choose to study just one or two (think of them as short courses) that will complete the required skill set for the job at hand. Add micro-credentials as needed and stack them together to complete a customised degree that will qualify people for the jobs of tomorrow. If you are looking to accelerate your career, it may be possible to complete the graduate certificate in one year. Micro-subject can be two or four points. Each micro-subject runs across an eight-week session. A two-point micro will require approximately 40 hours of study and a four-point micro will take approximately 80 hours. The graduate certificate requires 32 points. Explore the micro-credentials.

  • Tailor your degree

    Each community and industry has unique needs and requirements. That’s why we’ve developed a suite of micro-credentials that can be mixed and matched to provide you with the right qualification for the job you need to do.

  • The skills to drive change

    There is a wide range of micros available. You can choose the ones that are right for you, your organisation and your community. From community development and engagement to finance, project and change management, our subjects build to the ideal qualification – for you.

  • Study online

    Enjoy the freedom of fully supported online study, coupled with strategically selected virtual face-to-face workshops on topics like community organising, citizen juries, campaig planning and budgeting. Our virtual workshops are a great opportunity to meet leading academics, industry experts and your peers–all who share a passion for community resilience.

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Career opportunities

With the knowledge and skills you gain in the Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience, you'll be able to add value in many different roles and organisations. You could work in all types of businesses and industries, including retail, hospitality, medical services, government, public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Your qualification could also lay the groundwork for promotion in your workplace through the development of targeted business skills and professional interests.

Credit and pathways

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree. If you’ve completed relevant postgraduate tertiary study, you could be awarded credit toward this degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications.

Fees and course offerings

Calculate my fee

Our Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience is made up of a series of two-point and four-point micro-credentials.

  • Two-point: $750
  • Four-point: $1500
  • Study the micro-subjects as standalone micros, or complete 32 points to be awarded your graduate certificate.

Standard Charles Sturt University fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian citizen, a New Zealand citizen or the holder of a permanent visa open_in_new find out more about Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) and Fee Paying places.

Depending on citizenship and residency requirements, you may also be eligible to defer CSP and Fee Paying fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:


For each two-point micro you are enrolled in, you should expect to complete all of the work required in approximately 40 hours, over the eight-week micro-session. Comparably, a four-point mciro would require approximately 80 hours of total work over the eight-week micro-session.

Graduation requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.


When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At Charles Sturt University, we’re with you every step of the way.

How to apply

Applying to Charles Sturt University is easy. Just follow the links below, or get in touch with Charles Sturt University and we can help you with your application.

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Important dates

8 Mar 2021
Micro-session 2 commences

3 May 2021
Micro-session 3 commences