College Australia

Domestic Students


Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership

Become a leader who prepares for success with the essential skills and knowledge to drive business outcomes from a place of influence and collaboration. You will discover how to increase operational performance and lead with a strategic plan.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Study online

No QLD Government Funding

Not available as a traineeship

Pay per unit

Workplace practical requirements

What can I expect?

The Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership is a high-level qualification that will provide you with the opportunity to develop and implement business-critical strategies in a leadership role across a diverse range of industries. With this qualification, you will discover how to create and cultivate collaborative partnerships that support your business vision and grow internal and external relationships.

You will develop a strong understanding of operational processes through complex problem solving, planning and decision making. Leading with innovation, you will discover how to create and implement a strategic change strategy to pivot in changing economic climates.

This qualification will provide you with a solid foundation to further your education with a bachelors or masters program at one of our partnering universities.

Career opportunities – where
will my studies lead me?




Strategy & Policy Director


With a Graduate Diploma of
Strategic Leadership, you will:


Develop and lead a strategic transformation strategy that supports change in a dynamic context, including cultivating collaborative practices and reviewing strategic outcomes.


Learn how to create, monitor and evaluate business continuity management strategies that will minimise disruptions to the business.


Serve the mission and vision of your organisation through the development and execution of a high-level strategic plan through environmental analysis, the establishment of goals and the setting of key performance indicators, budgets and timelines.

Entry requirements

Diploma or Advanced Diploma with 3 years experience in a significant leadership position


Bachelor degree in related fields of study, 2 years full-time experience in a significant leadership position


5 years of fulltime relevant workplace experience at a significant leadership position

Workplace practical

Not applicable.

Course Duration


months full time


months part time

Nationally Accredited Qualification

Recognised by the Australian Government as meeting a set of standards that provide vocational outcomes and lead to employment

Pathways to University

Connecting you to Higher Education. Use your College Australia qualification as credit towards a University Degree or a Masters. 

Rolling Enrolment

Enrol anytime

Learning Method

Study online at your own pace on any device

Live Webinars

Coming soon!

Fees and Payment Options:

Course fees:



Pay $1500 upfront
and Pay $3277 completion

Pay Per Unit

Administration Fee of


upfront (non-refundable)

Total units: 8
Fee per unit: $600



Pay 50% upfront ($1500)
and ($2277) due upon completion (remaining amount)

Administration fees are non-refundable. Each unit will require payment before the release of your next unit.

For more information, please refer to our Fees, Charges & Refund Policy.

You will be required to follow your training plan. This will be discussed and agreed upon at induction. If you do not meet the obligation of the agreed timeframe, other charges may be applicable. Maximum time frames are subject to volumes of learning and qualifications being superseded.

Further charges may be applied if student obligations are not met in accordance with the agreed timeframes stated in the student training plan, discussed and determined at induction. Maximum time frames are subject to recommended study load and potential nationally authorised changes to qualification criteria.

Qualification Structure:

A total of 8 units must be completed:


Core Units

Lead strategic transformation

Lead strategic planning processes for an organisation


Elective Units

Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships

Lead and manage organisational change

Contribute to organisational performance development

Lead and influence ethical practice

Lead innovative thinking and practice

Review organisational digital strategy

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

We aim to help our students as much as possible. That’s why you can apply for and start your study journey in three easy steps.



Apply for the course you want with College Australia by completing the quick and easy online Enrolment Form. Click on the link below and choose the relevant qualification. When we receive your application, we will send you an email regarding the pre-enrolment eligibility requirements, including a Language Literacy and Numeracy assessment, Recognition of Prior Learning application and an outline of documentation required for your enrolment to proceed.


Meet your mentor

We will call you to confirm details, discuss eligibility, workplace and assessment requirements and ensure everything is correct.

This interview forms part of your orientation into your course and will allow you to ask further questions.

You will then be required to make payment.

Once payment is received, we will then send you the Confirmation of Enrolment (COE). This Includes details of your Educator and your Training Plan outlining the units you are undertaking and due dates


Commence your studies

You will receive an email with your login details. Remember these details and bookmark the login URL in your browser. Logging in will give you access to your first unit in the online portal.

Start on your first unit.

RPL students
Your Educator will contact you to progress the RPL process if you are undertaking this pathway.

Congratulations. You’re on your way to completing your new qualification!

Learn for Life

We provide a range of leading-edge online courses relevant to the real world, easily accessible and create pathways to successful job outcomes. Wherever your career aspirations lead you, you will graduate with a nationally recognised qualification to get you there.