Bachelor of Leadership for Change

Bachelor of Leadership for Change

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Not sure if your experience fits?

If you would like to do the course but you are not sure if you have the relevant experience, please contact us. We are happy to talk you through your options.

Course information

Domestic (approx.) Year 1: $6,402.00; Year 2: $6,438.00; Year 3: $6,442.00; LC506001 (in addition for adv standing Yr 2 and 3): $1,544.00. This includes a student levy of $266 per year for student services. Fees may vary, please contact us for more inform
Course length
3 years
NZQA Level 7
Prior experience
Start dates
Monthly intakes
Distance learning
Full-time 20 hours of study per week; part-time 10 hours of study per week

Are you an experienced change-maker?

Gain recognition for your skills and experience in making a difference – identifying problems, figuring out solutions, and driving action.  

As a graduate, you’ll be able to effect change and provide strong, clear, capable leadership. You’ll further develop your transferable skills in leadership, communication, self-awareness, planning, time-management, fund sourcing, financial management and collaboration.  

The Capable NZ difference

The Capable NZ process centres you and your own career – you’ll reflect on where you’ve come from, where you are now, and where you want to go.

You will:

  • identify early experiences and influences that have shaped you, and how these relate to your working life
  • analyse your work and life experiences and skills, and evaluate your strengths and capabilities
  • identify, access and research relevant practice theories, models, tools, frameworks, and reflect on how these might inform and influence your work
  • complete in-depth case studies that critically explore and analyse key learning experiences from your work or community life, and align these with academic research
  • undertake learning to fill any gaps in your knowledge or experience.

One key point of difference with Capable NZ study is that you complete in-depth case studies to critically analyse learning experiences from your career or community life and consider how these meet the requirements of your chosen qualification.

Covid-19 vaccination 

  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning and is based in your workplace, you do not need to provide us with a My Vaccine Pass. Please ensure you follow your workplace vaccination guidelines. 
  • You will need to provide us with a valid My Vaccine Pass if you want to visit an Otago Polytechnic site for any reason while you are studying with us (e.g. meetings, events, presentations) or attend graduation in person at the end of this programme.
  • You do not need to provide a valid My Vaccine Pass if you are attending on campus health services (e.g. student health, Kowhai Centre).
  • In exceptional circumstances, exemptions may be granted to this. You can find out more about this in our vaccination policy. If you think you have grounds to be exempt from our vaccination requirements, please email    

You can find more information about our vaccination requirements here. And, if you still have further questions, please visit our FAQs page which you can find here.

"Some of the most exciting and inspiring thinkers and community organisers in Aotearoa are studying and facilitating the degree – challenging old ways of thinking and devising new ways of doing. It’s an awesome community of learning, and I wanted in!"

Finn Boyle
Bachelor of Leadership for Change