Australian School Leadership

Course code EDUC6352
Available in 2016
2016 Course Timetables


This course brings together Australian education policy, research and practice to explore the nature of school leadership in contemporary Australia.


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  • Semester 1 - 2016

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the Australian education policy context;

2. Investigate the impact of different policy players on schools and schooling; and

3. Critically engage with contemporary policy issues facing Australian school leaders.


Indicative content will include:

  • The Australian education policy structure
  • The Australian school system
  • National, Federal and State education policy
  • Historical education policy moves in Australia
  • International education policy trends
  • Educational leadership as the mediator of policy

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): EDUC6032. Students who have successfully completed EDUC6032 are not eligible to enrol in EDUC6352.


This course replaces EDUC6032. If you have successfully completed EDUC6032 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay: Trends in Australian Education Policy

Written Assignment: Term Paper: Analysis of the impact of policy on school leadership

Contact Hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks

Classes are usually scheduled in 2hrs per week, but may be compressed in workshop form, blended modes, or completed as equivalent online.