Certificate of Complex Problem Solving

Our Certificate of Complex Problem Solving is an intensive course taught by management consultants, legal practitioners, philosophy academics, and other experts. The primary aim of the course is to cultivate the ability to solve problems, which has been described by the World Economic Forum as the most important skill of the 21st century.


Next Intake: July 5 – July 30


There are no prerequisites for this course. Any student completing an undergraduate degree is able to apply.


This course is $2,500, minus any scholarships the student obtains. This includes all events and extra-curricular activities (e.g., professional development dinners, company excursions, and so on).  Please note that Dalyell Scholars can use their scholarships to cover this course.


We are running this course between July 5 and July 30 this year.


All questions relating to admissions or course content should be directed to Minami Takahashi, the Education Manager: education.manager@standrewscollege.edu.au


Our Faculty

Our teaching faculty comprises academics and industry leaders who are passionate about educating the next generation of problem solvers and innovators. They work for a diverse range of organisations, including The University of Oxford, The University of Sydney, McKinsey & Company, AirTree Ventures, and Ernst & Young.


Course Objectives


Problem Solving

Problem solving has been described by the World Economic Forum as “the number 1 skill of the 21st century”. This course explores the definition of problem solving and teaches problem-solving frameworks used in industry and academia.


Adaptive Mindset

This course will help students understand how the world is changing, and how they need to change to keep up and solve humanity’s key problems.


Critical Thinking

St Andrew’s College courses are optimised to – above all else – make you a better, more critical thinker. This means that you do not tacitly accept things to be true, but have the capacity to evaluate the truth or persuasiveness of arguments.


Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration

We live in a world in which innovation requires the integration of diverse skillsets. This means that students must learn to collaborate and exchange knowledge from different disciplines.