Australian School Leadership


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 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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


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

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term