Be ready for future challenges and opportunities yet to be imagined. The Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking (BALCT) is not a stand-alone degree, it is designed to be combined with any Bachelor degree at Western. Enrolling in the BALCT guarantees entry into The Academy.
Gain the skills you need to thrive within our increasingly complex world, including expanding your thinking styles and growing your personal ethical approach to leadership. Explore and harness your creativity. Nurture your passion for innovation and analysis.
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Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking at Western
Hone your talents for critical thinking, creativity and analysis. This course is underpinned by internships, international and transformative educational experiences, student-led projects and local community engagement. Emerge with a sound balance of theory, practical experiences and critical thinking skills – so you can take your career further than you ever dreamed possible.
The BALCT degree consists of 8 units that can be taken after you complete your Bachelor degree as an additional year of study (FT), or at the same time as your Bachelor degree. If you choose to study BALCT units parallel to your Bachelor degree you have the flexibility to take them during Summer sessions*, or in block mode prior to the commencement of Autumn and Spring sessions.
Further detail on the course structure is outlined in our handbook. Here you can view all of the units (subjects) you will be studying.
*not all units are available during Summer sessions
Fees and delivery
*Fees: Vary depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On Campus
This course is only available to domestic students. Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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A Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking combines the degree in your area of interest with a focus on ethical leadership in a complex world, creativity and innovation, ethical approaches to decision-making and community engagement.
The degree prepares students for challenges and opportunities yet to be imagined, and provides cross-disciplinary practical experience and the development of ethical leadership.
These elements, combined with service learning, can produce elevated, yet practical, problem-solving skills.
With this degree you will be prepared for challenges and opportunities yet to be imagined, and equipped with cross-disciplinary practical experience.
As a leader, you will turn potential into reality, find new ideas and bring teams together to bring those concepts to life. With leadership skills you will be a key resource in any organisation.
Develop professional identity through exposure to workplaces, community settings, or research processes related to your chosen field of study.
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A double-degree gives you the ultimate edge. Be at the forefront of your field. Achieve your unlimited potential.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.