About this course
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
a) An application to the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity program, which requires:
- At least 5 years of documented work experience in the social change field working with or for Indigenous communities, institutions and peoples across Australia, New Zealand and/or Pacific Island nations
- Two references; and
- Workplace notification of release (if employed); and
- An outline of a social change project proposal (maximum 1000 words); and
- A short application video (maximum 1.5 minutes)
Applicants must have been accepted into the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity program, before applying for the Graduate Certificate in Social Change Leadership.
b) An application to the Graduate Certificate in Social Change Leadership, which requires:
- A pass level undergraduate degree or equivalent; or
- At least five years of documented, relevant work experience;
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In assessing applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Acceptance into the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity program; and
- The documented, relevant work experience, if applicable
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Details of the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity program application are available on the Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity website.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the Graduate School's programs.
The core participation requirements for study in the Graduate Certificate in Social Change Leadership are:
- The ability to comprehend complex information related to Indigenous-led social change and the fields in which the Fellow practises;
- The ability to communicate clearly and independently in assessment tasks a knowledge of the content, principles and practices relating to education and other relevant disciplines;
- Behavioural and social attributes that enable a student to participate in a complex learning environment.
Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support. https://students.unimelb.edu.au/student-support/student-equity-and-disability-support
Last updated: 10 November 2023