• Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Vice Chancellor Postgraduate
  • Areas of interest International Business, Management, Marketing

Course not offered in 2020

The course aims to give postgraduate students who have demonstrated or shown potential as leaders a wide understanding of styles of leadership and influence. In line with the interdisciplinary and peer-learning ethos of Vice-Chancellor courses, students will be exposed to the varying perspectives on leadership and influence.

The wide range of leadership activities that students enrolling in Vice-Chancellor courses have been involved in has been extraordinary. VCPG6003 will aim to bring postgraduate students together and use peer-learning strategies to allow students to share their varying experiences and perspectives on leadership. VCPG6003 will target:
1. postgraduate students interested in exploring various models and styles of leadership, and
2. students who have already demonstrated leadership or leadership potential.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Evaluate and understand the application of different disciplinary and cultural models of leadership and influence.
  2. Demonstrate high level skills in working in teams; facilitate learning and provide developmental feedback to others.
  3. Communicate effectively and persuasively in oral and written forms and be able to quickly sum up key issues emerging from discussions/meetings.
  4. Formulate a clear personal set of values about leadership and models of leadership.
  5. Demonstrate and apply knowledge learnt to understand and engage a senior or influential leader.
  6. Analyse your learning processes and reflect on, plan and resource your learning.
  7. Apply a wide repertoire of leadership skills in a range of contexts including formal and informal settings and face-to-face and online environments.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Facilitating a tutorial (20) [LO 1,2,3,6,7]
  2. Oral presentation at the end of course on what you have learnt about leadership and influence (10) [LO 2,3,4,6]
  3. Group research project to be presented to the Vice-Chancellor on how to enhance the ANU student experience (20) [LO 1,4,6,7]
  4. Learning Portfolio due in two stages — stage one 20%, and stage two (50) [LO 4,5,6]

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:

Students will be expected to attend two hours of tutorials and two hours of lectures a week plus a once off workshop in preparation for facilitating a tutorial.

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU College of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Not required. Included on Wattle

Assumed Knowledge

Course entry to be based on application statement and reference and judged on evidence of leadership/influence experience and/or potential.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2953 22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 31 Mar 2021 28 May 2021 In Person N/A

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