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).


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Student Stories

Fadzi Whande

  • July 11, 2017

Fadzi Whande is a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact alumnus, from CSI at the University of Western Australia.

When asked what the GCSI meant to her, Fadzi said:

"Having worked within the not-for-profit sector for most of my working career, I was often really frustrated when great programs and initiatives came to an end due to funding issues. I came across the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact while looking at funding initiatives and immediately knew this course was what I was looking for. Not only does it explore new and innovative ideas, but it also encourages business, government and the not-for-profit sector to work collaboratively. The Graduate Certificate in Social Impact has been invaluable, not only did I learn a lot but I now belong to a special cohort of alumni who are, in every sense of the word, ready to change the world.”

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