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Bachelor of Organisational Leadership

  • Qualification:

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full-time; up to 4 years part-time

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    University of New England

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What you'll learn

About this course

Do you want to be a leader? The Bachelor of Organisational Leadership, offered by the University of New England (UNE) is an ideal course for mid-managers who are keen to move up the career ladder. This flexible program combines a sound business focus with consideration of the contemporary leadership needs of modern organisations.

Designed for those working in a range of industries, including government, church, the military, non-profit or commercial organisation, this course encompasses numerous key managerial issues, including organisational change, ethics, strategic planning and quality assurance. You'll develop advanced academic skills and undertake leadership units focusing on social issues, resource management and organisational leadership and performance.

Delivered entirely online, you can choose to complete this course in one year of full-time study or up to four years part time. You'll also get full credit for your previous studies, training and work experience.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Hold an AQF Level 6 advanced diploma qualification in management or equivalent from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and at least three years' work experience; OR
  • Hold an AQF Level 5 diploma qualification in management or equivalent from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and at least six years' work experience; OR
  • Have relevant professional development/training activities equivalent to 2400 hours/2 years (the applicant is required to provide a portfolio of evidence and a summary of face-to-face and private study hours) and at least six years' work experience that is deemed to be equivalent to either of the above requirements.

You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.

Areas of study

In this business course, the subjects you may study include:

Core units:

  • Advanced academic skills in critical contexts
  • Managing people and organisations
  • Integrated marketing communications
  • Organisational development and change
  • Business ethics, globalisation and sustainability
  • Organisational leadership and performance
  • Human resource planning and development
  • Strategic planning and management
Established in 1938, the University of New England (UNE) is Australia’s longest standing provider of distance education and continues to be at the forefront of innovations in online learning. The university offers over 200 courses at the undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree research levels. UNE is committed to offering a variety of flexible study options so that students are able to manage their personal commitments while undertaking a university education.
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.

With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.

To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Organisational Leadership from the University of New England.

Graduates will be equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the needs of various modern organisational leadership positions. They will possess the professional attributes and qualifications to seek mid-level-manager roles in a variety of industries and environments, including government, the military, church, statutory, and commercial or non-profit organisations.

UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:

  • Communication skills
  • Capacity for problem solving
  • Information literacy
  • Awareness of ethical conduct and social responsibility
  • Independence and collaboration
  • A thirst for lifelong learning

Curious about where a career in business could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Office Administrator
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Management Consultant
  • Team Leader
  • Service Manager
  • Product Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.

The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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