Graduate Certificate in Applied Management

Graduate Certificate in Applied Management

Graduate Certificate in Applied Management
(Policing and Emergency Services)

The AIPM Graduate Certificate has been a watershed moment in the professional and personal lives for many public safety leaders. In continuing to provide this support to individuals and organisations, the Graduate Certificate is now delivered as a fully supported distance learning experience.

The Graduate Certificate is a six month personal and organisational commitment to education and leadership development. Distance education builds deep personal resilience. During this long journey participants are supported by the AIPM visiting fellows.

Organisational leadership is the key focus of the education with codified knowledge and personal experience underpinning the practice of academic research, argument and writing skills - all being highly regarded skills for effective leadership. 

Who should attend?

Open to those who aspire to build their professional knowledge and leadership through academic study.

Participant Journey Map

Key dates

2022-23 GC1 - Residential
Distance education: Week commencing 20 June 2022
Residential: 5-16 December 2022

2022-23 GC2 - Online
Onboarding: September 2021
Distance education: September - June 2022

2022-23 GC3 - Residential
Distance education: Week commencing 16 January 2023
Residential: 19-30 June 2023


$11,150 (ANZ Police) 
$12,265 (Multi-Agency) 

Note: Based on recognition of prior learning for subject 601-S4.

$6,550 (ANZ Police) 
$7,205 (Other government agencies) 

Note: Based on recognition of prior learning for subject 601-S4.

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Management is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency and is the first step towards the AIPM Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services).

Feedback from the online deliveries

"I am glad to have completed the online version of this course. I have no idea how I would get the coursework for topics 2 and 3 completed within a two week residential! There was ample time to complete the assignment and, when personal/work matters were an issue, the VFs were very reasonable and flexible regarding due dates."

"The support from AIPM faculty and VFs is amazing, particularly given the challenges of distance education."

"The program content and delivery, which initially covers base theories and then switches to an actual workplace issue, makes the program immediately relevant and meaningful to identifying and achieving adaptive change within the current workplace."

"I am actually happy with the online version of the course. It perhaps allows more time to absorb and reflect on content and additional time to consider its application to the workplace, relationships in general and the various assignments than would be available over a two week residential."

"The content is highly relevant to my current and future position."

"It also made the course extremely flexible and the VFs, in particular, assisted to make coursework manageable around work and family commitments."

"I have really loved the experience, the presenters, the content and the method of learning. I believed I had good leadership qualities, but this course really helped me to understand them, expand them and apply them in a practical sense."


6 months with residential
10 months online



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