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Graduate Certificate of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) (International Students) - Distance

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  • Objectives
    The Graduate Certificate of Education is designed to allow teachers and other professionals to undertake focused short-term study programs and to gain credit for them. The courses aim to provide students with high quality programs linked to their professional and career development needs in areas that are of priority for schools and systems. This course is designed as an introduction to basic ideas, practices and controversies in educational leadership and administration. It draws on ideas and literature from around the world but has a significant focus on developments in Australia. While it is useful for those who are contemplating applying for positions of leadership, the course takes the view that all teachers are leaders in one way or another and all are involved in administration. It is therefore of interest to all those involved in managing the education process in various institutional structures.
  • Entry requirements
    The normal minimum educational requirement is: * three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to an approved teaching qualification or * three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to at least three years teaching experience. In addition to minimum entry requirements, International students for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7. Special entry Special entry is also available and assessed at the time of application.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate of Education (Educational Leadership and Administration) (International Students)
  • Course description
    Fees and charges
    Fee paying place - International (IFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

    Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study. If you are studying a graduate certificate of 4 credit points, your total course EFTSL is 0.5.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Career opportunities
    Graduates of this course enhance their professional standing and opportunities for promotion to leadership positions within schools, TAFE and universities as well as increasing the possibility of employment within organisations committed to learning as a central feature of their activity such as health and welfare organisations, service industries and consultancy and development agencies.


    Course rules
    The course requires the completion of 4 credit points comprising two specialist units and two generic units.


    Course structure

    Units for appellation
    Trimester 1

    ECM704 Introduction to Educational Leadership and Administration  

    EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  


    Trimester 2

    ECM705 School Cultures and Contexts  

    EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

    Note: EXE737 is designated as a specialist unit for this appellation

    Generic units

    EXE732 Social Justice and Difference  

    EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability  

    EXE738 Policy Studies in Global and Local Contexts  



    Teaching methods
    Students receive instructional materials through Deakin Studies Online, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of Deakin Studies Online, email and telephone links.

    Articulation to masters course
    The Graduate Certificate allows fast tracking into a related masters degree. Up to 4 credit points may be granted for a completed graduate certificate taken as a fifth year of tertiary study, toward a masters degree.
    Direct entry to masters may be offered for a graduate certificate taken as a fourth year of tertiary study if completed at credit level or higher.
    Graduate Certificates may be undertaken as an entry point for some courses and appellations or as an exit point after satisfactory completion of at least 4 credit points of study.
    Specialist and generic units
    Courses are constructed from a mix of generic and specialist units.  Generic units address issues related to the whole field of education, while specialist units address issues focused on a specific area.
    Students who wish to have an award with appellation undertake a specified number of specialist units.


    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.


    Admission requirements - specific
    The normal minimum educational requirement is:

        * three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to an approved teaching qualification or
        * three years of tertiary study inclusive of or in addition to at least three years teaching experience.

    In addition to minimum entry requirements, International students for whom English is not their first language, are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.

    Special entry
    Special entry is also available and assessed at the time of application.


    Advanced standing - general
    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
    Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    How to apply

        * Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
        * Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
        * Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.

    Tracking your application:
    If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

        * If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
        * If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
        * If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.

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