Graduate Certificate in Social Impact

At the Centre for Social Impact we offer the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact, a pathway to Master Degrees: MBA (Social Impact) or Social Investment and Philanthropy.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact has a uniquely comprehensive curriculum based on systems thinking and social design principles. Our teachers are  regarded as some of the leading lights in social impact, social investment, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility, and social innovation.

The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact uses rich theoretical and real world knowledge to help teach how to lead meaningful and sustained cross-sectoral social change in Australia.

The GCSI is composed of four subjects: one core (Social Impact: Entrepreneurs and Social Innovation) and three electives. The GCSI is offered at UNSW Sydney, Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne) and in  The University of Western Australia (Perth). The GCSI courses are ANZSOG approved as electives within their EMPA (Exec. Master of Public Administration).

Student Stories

Keria Morris-Ackeroyd

31 July 2017

Keira is currently studying the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact.

In her role as part of the Corporate Partnerships team at Australian Red Cross Keira is responsible for designing, managing and growing strategic corporate partnerships that help Red Cross improve the wellbeing of those experiencing extreme vulnerability.

“I’m really enjoying the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact. It’s taught me so much about the sector. The course is very practical and outcomes focused, the teachers are inspiring and there’s a network of great people, all in all it’s very empowering.”



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GCSI at Swinburne University

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GCSI at UNSW Sydney

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