Who is this for?

Leaders with 5 or more years of leadership experience:

  • Pastors, Church and Ministry Leaders
  • Directors and Board Members
  • Business Leaders, Executives and Entrepreneurs

Why this program?

The world needs leaders with integrity.

Christian leaders who can guide us through the challenges of our rapidly changing times and bring real transformation to the world.

Our programs are designed with this in mind.


Learn from experience

Acquire new skills, tools and insights from experts and practitioners with a combined
100+ years of leadership experience in churches, businesses and not-for-profits.


your network

Learn with a like-minded group of leaders facing similar challenges.
Strengthen and build each other up, in and outside the classroom. 

Flexible format for busy leaders

Classes are scheduled to suit busy leaders, with extensive resources and study support to facilitate better learning experiences.

Transform your world

Get the most from your leadership style and insight into your leadership context, so you can transform your church, your organisation, your people and your community.

Student Stories

What I'm learning at AC is relevant to my leadership context and helps me gain clarity and practical tools for my staff meetings, strategic meetings and sermons. Online learning means I can work at my own pace, and the material is too good not to engage with it. I wasn't ready for the Master of Leadership 10 years ago, but I'm so thankful I'm doing it now before it's too late. 

Matt Sharples
Senior Pastor, Abundant Life Church,President, ACC Tasmania, Youth Alive Tasmania, Sports Chaplaincy Tasmania

The Master of Leadership helps all of us to process new ideas and greater understanding. It's like a train bursting from a long dark tunnel into the summer sun!

Pastor Helen Kobakian
Lifehouse Church

Courses for Senior Leaders


Graduate Certificate in Leadership

This 4 subject course is designed to equip experienced leaders and professionals by integrating cutting-edge research with a Biblical lens and practical applications. The course will equip you with the cognitive, emotional, and behavioural resources to lead your organisation more effectively. You will develop 3 key interrelated spheres of leadership: personal growth and discipline, team dynamics and performance, and organisational innovation and growth.

7 Years Part-time, Full-time Available
Sydney and Online
March, August, November Intakes

Master of Leadership

The Master of Leadership course provides a core of leadership knowledge and professional application, while allowing students to explore areas of specific interest in pastoral, educational and business management and influence. 4 core subjects with a range of choices for your specialisations and electives. The Master of Leadership will produce graduates with in-depth understanding of leadership, integrated with Christian worldview, vocation and community standards. 

7 Years Part-time, Full-time Available
Sydney and Online
March, August, November Intakes
Build your own Pathways
You can start with a shorter Graduate Certificate with 4 core Leadership subjects :
  • Authentic Leadership
  • Governance, Law and Ethics
  • Christian Worldview
  • Organisational Leadership
Then decide if you want to build further to a Master of Leadership, with a wider range of subjects across Bible, Ministry, Theology, or Business.

Full-time pacing (4 subjects per semester) is shown in the diagram for illustration only.

Part-time pacing of 1-2 subjects per semester is available.


Flexible Study Modes

We understand learning needs to fit around your life and ministry, so we offer a range study modes —  online, on campus, or a combination. 
Our live online classes are typically scheduled in the evenings to fit with your day and all classes are recorded, just in case you miss some.  We also offer personal Zoom tutorials to support you in your studies and the option of face-to-face Intensives and Masterclasses.*

* Leading & Moving in the Spirit Masterclass - previous speakers include pastors Phil Pringle, Mark Varughese and Darlene Zschech.

Enquire to find more about classes in your location.
95 %

Satisfaction in Skills Development1

100 %

Flexible Online
+ Campus Modes

94.4 %

Postgraduate Satisfaction in
Teaching Quality2

Start your Journey now.

1. 2022 Student Experience Survey result for Graduate Leadership Students. QILT.edu.au.

2. 2022 Student Experience Survey. QILT.edu.au.

3. Diagram is indicative only. Progression through nested awards is dependent on grades attained and determined by the program director.