1ST YEAR: 10017NAT DIPLOMA OF LEADERSHIP (CHURCH WORK)

The purpose of the course is to develop leaders. The course follows the fourfold logic of Dr Ian Jagelman, set out in his book, Identifying and Developing Christian Leaders (Jagelman is also involved in AC's Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Master of Leadership). According to Jagelman, leadership requires:

  1. Integrity of heart: strong personal character and capacity to relate to others
  2. Visioning Capacity: the ability to create and communicate vision
  3. Skilful hands: a variety of leadership skills and teamwork skills
  4. Worldview and knowledge: a mature worldview and the ability to handle complexity

Therefore, this course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes:

  • Demonstrates a broad knowledge of leadership theories and principles;
  • Identifies the worldview and values of individuals and organisations;
  • Able to apply knowledge of leadership to a broad range of contexts, and depth in the area of specialisation;
  • Able to think creatively to solve problems in workplace contexts
  • Demonstrates general research skills, particularly the ability to gather, understand and evaluate information;
  • Communicates effectively in both written and spoken communication;
  • Ability to evaluate and improve his or her own leadership performance in terms of professionalism as well as self management skills

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Recommended entry requirements likely to facilitate successful completion of the course by intended participants include:

• A sound level of ability in written and spoken English. For prospective students from an English speaking background, successful completion of the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or its equivalent (including articulation from other AQF programs), including demonstration of competency in English is recommended.

• For prospective students from a non-English speaking background, an IELTS Score of 5.5 (or demonstrate equivalent English proficiency) is recommended.

Alphacrucis College (RTO:90525)