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Do you want to lead change and implement social innovations? Would you like to find ways to address complex social problems? This course is for aspiring change agents across all sectors, including business, not-for-profit and government. Whether your career lies in business, law, art and design, arts and social sciences, the built environment, science, engineering or medicine, you will develop practical skills to lead complex systems for create better social outcomes. We explore the issues that policy makers, industry leaders and social service providers grapple with every day, such as inequality, place-based disadvantage, mental health, homelessness, and human rights. We will introduce models for systems change, social innovation, and cross-sectoral collaboration. You will complete the course with a broad understanding of social systems and the keys to initiating and sustaining positive social change. The course introduces local and global trends through a range of case studies, and you will have the opportunity to hear directly from experts in business, government and social purpose organisations who have successfully initiated social change.

Study Level


Offering Terms

Summer Term, Term 1, Term 2, Term 3



Delivery Mode

Fully online

Indicative contact hours


Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

Access past handbook editions (2018 and prior)

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