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10444NAT Graduate Diploma of Facilitative Leadership

...nationally accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework at postgraduate level...

Who is it for?

The Graduate Diploma is designed for people for whom facilitative leadership is a major part of their roles e.g. high-level change agents, senior managers and consultants, who may have a high level of responsibility and accountability for leading change interventions.

Course Delivery

Interactive delivery is by highly experienced facilitators who are active in corporate, government and not-for-profit settings, and who have demonstrated skills in adult training and learning support.

Course Requirements and Assessment

Face-to-face training requirements for the Graduate Diploma are completion of Modules 1 to 7 of the ToP Facilitative Leadership Program.

Participants are required to demonstrate evidence of competence through assessment processes which comprise activities and exercises based on actual and simulated scenarios. Holistic assessment (where multiple units are assessed together) is preferred for the Graduate Diploma.

Those who are assessed as meeting the requirements of one unit or multiple units of competency will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for units completed.

See also the Assessment Overview page.

Those who complete all required units and assessments will receive the award: 10444NAT Graduate Diploma of Facilitative Leadership.

Learners can anticipate (on average) a volume of learning for the Graduate Diploma of 1370 hours.

Units of Competency *

Lead ToP facilitation interventions
  • Scope change intervention
  • Design ToP change interventions
  • Lead ToP change interventions
Lead ToP strategic thinking and planning
  • Scope the overall strategic thinking and planning
  • Design an integrated strategic thinking and planning program
  • Lead strategic thinking and strategy development
Lead within diverse
value systems
  • Diagnose and value diversity within a group and in individuals
  • Develop and implement behaviour change interventions
  • Develop personal capacity to facilitate diverse value systems
Lead through principled influencing and negotiating
  • Influence others with integrity
  • Communicate with skill and intention
  • Transform conflict through reframing positions
  • Undertake effective and principled negotiation
Lead social and
organisational change
  • Diagnose the dynamics and cultures influencing a social entity’s functioning
  • Evaluate how an individual’s relationships to change impact on change efforts
  • Develop social and organisational change interventions
  • Implement and evaluate social and organisational change interventions
Model the values and ethos of facilitative leadership
  • Cultivate the interior stances that support facilitative leadership
  • Apply skills for reflection on the practice of facilitative leadership
  • Sustain facilitative leadership stances in ongoing practice
* Only elements are listed here – prospective candidates need to refer to performance criteria for each element within a unit of competency

Entry Requirements

Learners may enter the course through a number of entry points which demonstrate their potential to undertake study at Graduate Diploma level, including a relevant Diploma, Advanced Diploma or higher, and/or significant relevant vocational experience e.g. in facilitation, management and leadership, organisational development, human resource management, training.

Learners should also have sound skills in written and oral communication, literacy and numeracy.

Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is offered to people who have previously completed ToP Facilitative Leadership Program modules as non-vocational learning e.g. prior to availability of the awards of Diploma or Graduate Diploma, or prior to enrolment in an award. A portfolio of evidence is required, similar to that required for assessment.
This is general guidance - Please refer also to the Course Guide and Participant Handbook.

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