Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership

Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership

Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership
(Policing and Emergency Services)

The AIPM Graduate Diploma is a personal and organisational commitment to education and leadership development.

Leadership development through academic study builds a leader's maturing capability for high levels of critical thought and enables them to be a more discerning user of research. The AIPM Graduate Diploma focusses on the role of executives in organisational leadership.

Recent design changes to the residential session shift the focus from individual completion to group based collective achievement. The residential session actively nurtures a diversity of leadership thinking and innovation in practice for achieving better organisational outcomes.

Who should attend?

To be eligible participants must have completed the AIPM Graduate Certificate or equivalent to progress to the successful completion of distance and residential academic learning.

Program Structure

The Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services) consists of eight subjects. These subjects include the four subjects of the Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing and Emergency Services), and four additional subjects completed as part of AIPM701, which is the Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services).

This structure is illustrated in the table below.

Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services)
(AIPM601 plus AIPM701)

Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing and Emergency Services)
(AIPM601) (or equivalent) – Previously completed

AIPM701 (This program)

The Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing and Emergency Services) is an applied general management program delivered in a highly contextualised public safety and emergency services setting. It combines standard knowledge based elements of business planning and strategic management with more applied exercises in problem solving and decision making.
- All four subjects of AIPM601 are core
- There are no elective subjects for AIPM601

The Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services) is a specialised program for senior managers focusing on governance structures, power systems, innovation, accountability, compliance, ethics and public policy. The curriculum is designed to enhance research and critical thinking skills of senior leaders. Students are exposed to a wide range of new ideas, better-practice methodologies, and theories surrounding the twin areas of public policy and leadership. AIPM701 endeavours to build upon the knowledge and skills of participants with respect to public policy and broaden perspectives regarding executive leadership.

The Graduate Certificate is a qualification in its own right and also represents the first half of the Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services) (AIPM701)

Students are expected to have completed AIPM601 or equivalent before entering the Graduate Diploma.

AIPM601 SUBJECTS

AIPM701 SUBJECTS

601S1 

601S2

601S3    

601S4    

701S1       

701S2   

701S3 

701S4

Foundations of Strategic Management

Strategic Analysis & Planning

Leadership & Organisational Change

Contemporary Issues in Public Safety & Emergency Services

Contemporary Leadership

Power, Politics & Policy Development

Executive Leadership Development

Strategic Policy Review

601S1 is a pre-requisite for 601S2 and 601S3

601S2 & 601S3 are co-requisites and are pre-requisites for 601S4

 

701S1 is a pre-requisite for 701S2

701S2 is a pre-requisite for 701S3

701S3 & 701S4 are co-requisites

Distance Mode

Residential Mode

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

Distance Mode

Residential Mode

Credit Transfer available

No Credit Transfer available

Credit Transfer &
RPL available

Credit Transfer available

Credit Transfer available

No Credit Transfer/RPL available

Part Time

Full Time

Part Time

Part Time

Part Time

Full Time

128 Hours

256 Hours

128 Hours

128 Hours

128 Hours

256 Hours

8 Credit Points

8 Credit Points

8 credit points

8 Credit Points

8 Credit Points

8 Credit Points

8 Credit Points

8 Credit Points

Enrolment in the Graduate Diploma (AIPM701) necessitates prior completion of the Graduate Certificate (AIPM601) or equivalent. When admitted to AIPM701, students are required to complete two subjects through part-time distance education. These are: 701S1 – ‘Contemporary Leadership’ and 701S2 – ‘Power, Politics and Policy Development’.

Participants will then undertake a residential program to complete subjects 701S3 – ‘Executive Leadership Development’ and 701S4 – ‘Strategic Policy Review’.

AIPM701 Subjects

Contemporary Leadership (AIPM701S1)
(Distance Mode)

This subject is completed through distance study and is designed to explore a number of leadership-related topics that broaden students’ understanding of the range of issues confronting police and other public safety and emergency services leaders now and into the future. The subject stimulates students to think about leadership, and the power and the role of senior executives, and asks them to analyse, consolidate and synthesise the research literature and their own professional experience to consider the characteristics of successful executives.

Power, Politics and Policy Development (AIPM701S2)
(Distance Mode)

This subject draws on a broad research base and asks students to examine their own professional experience in the context of power and politics in policy development. This subject looks at general political theory and then focuses on issues about policy. The subject also looks at the application of these theories to particular elements of government and public safety policy development.

Executive Leadership Development (AIPM701S3)
(Residential Mode)

The subject develops students’ abilities in communication, case study analysis, self-awareness, influence, conviction and public speaking. There is a focus on future challenges, with students framing their leadership analysis by anticipating and discussing significant issues affecting their industry. The subject explores how the outcomes achieved through traditional command and control leadership styles, on which public safety and emergency services organisations had been based, compares with those achieved using more contemporary leadership and management styles.

The subject encourages students to explore the links between successful strategic leadership capabilities and policy formulation to achieve organisational change through sound planning. It considers issues such as workplace culture, ethics, government demands on senior executives in the public sector, and leadership of change.

Strategic Policy Review (AIPM701S4)
(Residential Mode)

This subject requires students to develop a major organisational research paper. It requires students to draw on their preceding knowledge and learning. Working as a group, they will provide a useful and rigorous document and oral presentation for their organisation. Students are asked to present the review paper and recommend an implementation strategy capable of making a major contribution to organisational strategy and operational effectiveness. A key aspect of the paper is the identification of an innovative approach to address a complex public safety issue.

The subject draws on students’ academic and leadership skills. Students will demonstrate their capacity to provide leadership in addressing a major issue confronting their public safety organisation, demonstrate critical and innovative thinking, and vision for the future. Completion of this subject provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the practical development and implementation of policy within their own organisations. In particular, it enables students to link their understanding of effective strategic leadership with the policy process and how leaders use policy to have a lasting impact.

Program Learning Outcomes Program Delivery Approaches
Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise specialist knowledge in the leadership and management behaviours and skills required to mobilise others to achieve organisational outcomes. Presentation, case in point discussion, syndicate discussion, written assignments.
Analyse and evaluate the behaviours and skills required for effective strategic judgment and decision making in an Executive leadership context. Presentation, reflective discussion, group discussion, hypothetical participation.
Think critically about the environmental trends that influence the objectives of the policing and public safety industry. Case studies, group discussion, written assignment.
Transfer complex knowledge, critical analysis, and policy advocacy to a variety of audiences, including senior executives. Presentation, case in point discussion, case studies, syndicate discussion, written assignments.
Demonstrate a critical understanding of the importance of flexibility and creativity in a leadership context. Presentation, reflective discussion, group discussion, written assignment.
Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the need for political acumen in professional public safety settings. Presentation, reflective discussion, group discussion, written assignment.
Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise advanced knowledge of national and international trends pertaining to effective leadership. Presentation, reflective discussion, group discussion, written assignment.
Evaluate the contemporary public safety environment and predict and analyse key future issues from a leadership perspective. Presentation, reflective discussion, group discussion, written assignment, oral presentations.
Demonstrate a critical understanding of one’s own strengths and weaknesses in leadership and initiate, plan, implement and evaluate an effective self-improvement strategy. Presentation, reflective discussion, group discussion, written assignment, oral presentations.
Think critically about the value and importance of effective professional networks in public safety leadership, and how one might best develop and nurture these. Presentation, reflective discussion, group discussion, written assignment, oral presentations.

Applications for credit

For information on applying for credit visit aipm.gov.au/credit

Key dates

Start date: 18 July 2022
Residential: 15-26 May 2023

Price

$13,000 (ANZ Police)
$14,300 (Multi-Agency)

Provider name: Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police
Provider trading name: Australian Institute of Police Management
ABN: 17 864 931 143
Provider ID: PRV12014

For the purposes of the definition of provider category in section 5 of the TEQSA Act, the provider category the AIPM is registered as is : Institute of Higher Education

Duration

11 months

Location

AIPM, Manly NSW

More information

collaboration@aipm.gov.au