Master of Educational Leadership

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  • Objectives
    The Master of Educational Leadership course is specifically aimed at creative, energetic and innovative teachers and administrators who want to enhance their professional practice and demonstrate their potential to be professional leaders in their school community or within their organisation.
  • Entry requirements
    Prerequisites 1. Four year Bachelor degree in Education and relevant professional work experience; or 2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education; a Graduate Diploma in Education (or approved equivalent) and relevant work experience. International students must also be able to demonstrate their English proficiency by possessing the minimum language requirements. Please refer to the University website.
  • Academic title
    Master of Educational Leadership
  • Course description
    Note:The Master  of Educational Leadership course is also offered in other locations in Australia, depending on demand, in New Zealand and in Mauritius. Other locations in the  Asia-Pacific region may also be available, dependent on student demand. Please  contact the School    of Educational Leadership  for further information about units offered at these locations.

    Course Description

    Recent Australian research has established that when  teachers perceive themselves as leaders and are able to engage as leaders in  the teaching and learning process, schools are transformed as learning  communities. This course aims to explore the often divided worlds of teaching  and leading in conceptually sophisticated and strategically powerful way, so as  to nurture sustainable educational change, led primarily by teachers. This  course will explore new concepts and approaches to teaching and learning that  highlight the partnership of teachers and administrators in building a culture  of leadership in schools. This program offers students the opportunity to  explore in depth the unique dimensions of leading in Catholic schools, and has  the flexibility to cater for those from other denominations and the public  sector.
    English Language Requirements

    Applicants require IELTS  (International English Language Testing System) with an overall score of 6.5,  including an individual score of 6.0 for all tests.

    Master of Educational Leadership

    80 cp

    Minimum duration: 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time.

    Course available at:
    Ballarat, Victoria
    Brisbane, Queensland
    Canberra, ACT
    Melbourne, Victoria
    Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
    New Zealand
    Nationally, online (

    EFTSL value of units: All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

    1. Requirements for Completion of the Degree

       1. To qualify for the degree, a student must complete 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:
             1. 10 cp from Core units;
             2. 30 cp from Specialist units;
             3. 40 cp from Specialist units or Electives.
       2. A student who has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership may be granted advanced standing.

    2. Exit Point

    A student who has completed the requirements prescribed for the Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership may exit from the course with that award.

    Schedule of Unit Offerings

    Prerequisite (Pre), co-requisite (Co) and incompatible (Inc) units are indicates in parentheses.

    Core Unit
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDLE635     10     Authentic Leadership (Inc: EDLE608)

    Specialist Units
    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDLE605     10     Leading Educational Change
    EDLE632     10     Leadership Spirituality (Inc: EDLE603)
    EDLE633     10     Leading Authentic Learning (Inc: EDLE604)
    EDLE636     10     Leading the Catholic School
    EDLE637     10     Shared Leadership

    Unit Code     Credit Points     Unit Name
    EDAC620     10     Social Research Methods and Community Contexts
    EDFD617     20     Research Project60
    EDFD632     10     Reading and Interpreting Research in Education
    EDLE601     10     Human Resource Management and Development
    EDLE605     10     Leading Educational Change
    EDLE634     10     Employment Relations and the Legal Context in Education (Inc: EDLE606)
    EDLE638     10     Faith Leadership
    EDLE639     10     Educational Leadership and Responsible Governance

    Other electives may be taken from other Master’s level courses, with the approval of the Course Co-ordinator.

    60 Students who wish to select EDFD617 must complete either EDAC620 or EDFD632 prior to EDFD617.

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