Learn to Lead

UNSW’s free online short course for UNSW alumni, staff and selected UNSW students.

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UNSW’s bespoke leadership short course, Learn to Lead, is offered exclusively to UNSW alumni, staff and selected UNSW students.

Presented by UNSW Alumni Experience in partnership with AGSM @ UNSW Business School, UNSW academics and alumni leadership experts, these self-paced courses inspire leaders to come to grips with the challenges that our changing world presents and look at what opportunities there are to improve their workplaces through leadership.

Past courses explored themes such as ‘Leadership for a better world’ with a focus on sustainable leadership and ‘Leading the future’, with a focus on leading through technological change.  



Offered on a yearly basis.


Two-week short course.


6-10 hours over two weeks.


Free for UNSW alumni, staff and selected UNSW students.


100% online with flexible deadlines; learn at your own pace and around your own schedule.


Online platform, featuring a combination of webinars, lectures, interactive Q&A sessions and self-paced learning.


Upskill your leadership skills through bite-sized modules, learn from leading UNSW experts, connect with fellow students, alumni and grow your network.


Receive certification in the form of a UNSW-certified digital badge which can be added to your LinkedIn profile. 

Who is eligible to apply?

Learn to Lead accepts applications from a select group of students:

  • Current postgraduate students (postgraduate coursework and higher degree research students) .
  • Current undergraduate students in their final year of study.

Applications must have:

  • Prior professional work experience or internship/WIL experience related to your chosen career .
  • Desire and motivation to build on existing leadership experience and skills.
  • A minimum 65 WAM (not applicable for Higher Degree Research (HDR) students).
The next Learn to Lead short course will be in offered in 2024. When available, information on how to apply will be provided on this page.