Graduate Certificate in Water Leadership

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





1 year part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$16,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Related Bachelor degree
  • Related practical experience


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Monday, 4 November 2019

Why choose this program?

This program is scheduled to commence in 2020.

At a national and international level, the water industry faces many complex challenges. The Graduate Certificate of Water Leadership is designed to help emerging water leaders build the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle these challenges globally.

Offered in partnership between Griffith University and the International Water Centre (IWC), this program is contextualised for leaders in the water sector. The program equips you with the skills and confidence you need to succeed in this specialised industry by encompassing relevant leadership models, frameworks and. theories, including how to influence, drive change and advance more sustainable and integrated forms of water management. The program also includes significant practical components, which allows you to apply your new skills on a challenging water leadership project.

The Graduate Certificate has a strong focus on helping you become an effective water leader. During the program you will develop and implement a personalised leadership development plan, and receive one-on-one coaching conducted by the IWC leadership coaches.

This program is offered part-time over two consecutive trimesters and includes two face-to-face intensives. It's designed for water leaders who are working in the water sector, as the learning approach is heavily work-based.

As part of the program, you will learn from industry experts, water leadership coaches and specialist trainers, as well as distinguished executive water leaders, who work as group mentors.

The program commences in trimester one each year and participants are required to be enrolled by mid-November the preceding the year to allow time for a personalised 360° survey to be carried out on their leadership skills and behaviours before the start of T1. This information will be used to develop individual leadership development plans.

Entry into the program is open to students with a related Bachelor degree, or students who have previously completed the IWC Water Leadership program.

Students who previously completed the IWC program and gained a full `Certificate of Excellence' for this program may apply for recognition of prior learning for half the program. They will also be required to complete the leadership development project.

Attendance information

This Graduate Certificate program is a part-time, two trimester work-based learning program with two face-to-face intensives that must be completed within one year (two consecutive trimesters).

Student Income Support

To be classed as a full-time student, you are required to enrol in a minimum number of credit points each standard study period. The minimum credit points for full-time enrolment in this program is 30 credit points.

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 are deemed standard study periods. As Trimester 3 is a non-standard study period, continuing students moving from one year to the next will not be required to study during this trimester to be eligible for student income support.

Domestic students who commence in Trimester 3 may be eligible for student income support from the onset of study provided they are enrolled full-time in this study period.

Please refer to the Australian Government website for more details.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Graduate Certificate in Water Leadership (3356)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 40cp
2020 FEE BAND 32.0 $400.00 $16,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Further information