Bachelor of Creative Leadership

  • Effective from: 2022
  • Approved Abbreviation: BCrLead
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 8127
  • AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 107741G

This program applies to students who commenced in 2022 or later.

Students should follow the program structure for the session start date relevant to the year they commenced.

For Commencement Year 2015 to 2021 - please refer to: 3725.1 Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking

The Bachelor of Creative Leadership (BCL) is a unique interdisciplinary degree that equips Western students with the essential skills needed to reshape the present as they prepare for the complex challenges of the future. Students will embark on a journey to grow as creative leaders who are globally aware, interculturally adept, and innovative changemakers. The degree develops the students’ knowledge and skills in leadership and ethics and grows their capacity to lead in complexity by focusing on high-level critical, logical, and systems thinking. Students will develop creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship skills while collaborating in interdisciplinary projects and discussions, to articulate innovative strategies that address complex contemporary and future challenges in both local and international contexts. In the BCL, students will engage with innovative assessments that prepare them for real-world challenges and gain work experience by selecting from a diverse range of opportunities to complete a 60-hour internship. The essential skills learned in the BCL are what the employer of tomorrow will be seeking in a graduate in various roles in the workplace – even if these roles are not yet imagined. The BCL is not a stand-alone degree, but is designed to be undertaken in combination with any Western Sydney bachelor degree.

Study Mode

Three years full-time or the equivalent part-time. Note: This includes two years equivalent Credit for Prior Learning for previous prior undergraduate degree study.

Program Advice

The Academy

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |

Location

Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Full Time Internal See above
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Part Time Internal See above

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this program that you must meet in order to complete your program and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this program online.

Inherent Requirements

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.  This program includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this program.  Please contact the Program Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Admission

Assumed knowledge: 2 Units of HSC English.

This program is made available to high-achieving students only. To be eligible for admission to the BCL, a student must attain a minimum ATAR of 85, or the minimum ATAR for their primary undergraduate degree, whichever is the higher.

Students must also maintain a grade point average of 5 or above throughout the duration of their study.

Current Western Sydney University students wishing to enrol in BCL subjects must have a minimum GPA for 5 or above.

Non-school leavers must have completed an undergraduate degree with a minimum GPA of 5.

For current Western Sydney University students wishing to enrol please complete the Concurrent Degree Form.

International applicants must apply directly to Western Sydney University via the International Office.

International students applying to The University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites

Students must have completed all requirements for another bachelor degree in order to graduate with this degree.

The Bachelor of Creative Leadership (BCL) is an extension degree that is designed to be undertaken in combination with any Western Sydney bachelor degree.

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the subjects listed in the recommended sequence below and 160 credit points of Advanced Standing migrated from the base degree.

Recommended Sequence

Standard Pathway

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
1H sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1044 Leadership in Complexity 10
HUMN 1063 Critical and Systems Thinking 10
HUMN 2071 Knowledge Journeys 10
DESN 2016 Creativity, Design Thinking and Visualisation 10
 Credit Points40
2H session
HUMN 3114 Changemakers and Entrepreneurship 10
BEHV 2019 Citizenship and Community Engagement 10
CULT 3011 Ethical Leadership 10
HUMN 2072 Logic, Argumentation and Post-Truth 10
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points80

Four Year Accelerated Pathway for Concurrent Enrolment in a Four Year Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Summer sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1044 Leadership in Complexity 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Summer session
DESN 2016 Creativity, Design Thinking and Visualisation 10
HUMN 1063 Critical and Systems Thinking 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Summer session
CULT 3011 Ethical Leadership 10
HUMN 2071 Knowledge Journeys 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Summer session
HUMN 2072 Logic, Argumentation and Post-Truth 10
BEHV 2019 Citizenship and Community Engagement 10
HUMN 3114 Changemakers and Entrepreneurship 10
 Credit Points30
 Total Credit Points80

Five Year Accelerated Pathway for Concurrent Enrolment in a Five Year Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Summer sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1044 Leadership in Complexity 10
 Credit Points10
Year 2
Summer session
DESN 2016 Creativity, Design Thinking and Visualisation 10
HUMN 1063 Critical and Systems Thinking 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Summer session
CULT 3011 Ethical Leadership 10
HUMN 2071 Knowledge Journeys 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Summer session
HUMN 2072 Logic, Argumentation and Post-Truth 10
 Credit Points10
Year 5
Summer session
BEHV 2019 Citizenship and Community Engagement 10
HUMN 3114 Changemakers and Entrepreneurship 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points80