Master of Educational Leadership

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
084793M, 099128K
Location:
  • Melbourne
  • Online
Duration:

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Description

The Master of Educational Leadership course at the Australian Catholic University is a values underpinned, research driven, practically orientated program designed to support the capabilities of current and aspiring educational leaders wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within the context of their professional settings and the Australian national standards.  Participants explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration, and learn to apply them appropriately to their own contexts including Catholic and faith-based educational organisations defined as those organisations affiliated with a religious group or established Church.

Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, this course explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve their organisations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles.

The course has been designed to enable participants with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to meet their needs.  Alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. The program is flexibly delivered in response to participants’ needs, organisational dynamics and unique contexts. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.

Specialist areas leading to a named specialisation:

  • Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Indigenous Leadership
  • Executive Leadership

Course duration

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Online

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Some specialisations may not run every year. Find out more about deferment.

Credit Points

120

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership
GradCertEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
40 cp

Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
GradDipEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
80cp

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Online
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $19800 Fee-Paying (indicative only)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in Education or Bachelor degree and a recognised teaching qualification; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Direct Applications

Career paths

The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators who want to  enhance their professional practice and become leaders in their school community or organisation. The Master of Educational Leadership is the next step towards becoming an educational leader.

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 7.0. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Master of Educational Leadership course at the Australian Catholic University is a values underpinned, research driven, practically orientated program designed to support the capabilities of current and aspiring educational leaders wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within the context of their professional settings and the Australian national standards.  Participants explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration, and learn to apply them appropriately to their own contexts including Catholic and faith-based educational organisations defined as those organisations affiliated with a religious group or established Church.

Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, this course explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve their organisations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles.

The course has been designed to enable participants with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to meet their needs.  Alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. The program is flexibly delivered in response to participants’ needs, organisational dynamics and unique contexts. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.

Specialist areas leading to a named specialisation:

  • Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Indigenous Leadership
  • Executive Leadership

Course duration

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Melbourne
  • 02-Jan-2020 , 15-Jun-2020 , 04-Jan-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

120

Exit Point

Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership
GradCertEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
40 cp

Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership
GradDipEdLead
(Exit qualification only)
80cp

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $35100.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a:

  • Bachelor degree in Education or Bachelor degree and a recognised teaching qualification; or
  • Bachelor degree in an area other than Education.

Applicants must also have an IELTS overall score of 7.0, with an individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators who want to  enhance their professional practice and become leaders in their school community or organisation. The Master of Educational Leadership is the next step towards becoming an educational leader.

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 7.0. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Pathways to further study

Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy.

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