Prospective and newly commencing students should refer to our new program

Note: This program is no longer available to new students, the information below is relevant to currently enrolled, continuing students only.

Program handbook

Description

This program is only available for currently enrolled students. No new enrolments will be accepted. Please see program code 40013 for the new Master of Leadership and Management in Education program.

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education program is focused on exposing students to innovative research and practice in the leadership, management and administration of educational institutions. Taught by experienced practitioners and active researchers in the field, this program explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research to refine and improve practice in their own contexts. Many alumni of the program have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • The ability to critically analyse complex educational issues
  • The ability to engage through advanced effective written communication in professional discourse and debate on education
  • The ability to develop advanced constructive strategies, plans or solutions for diverse educational communities and stakeholders
  • The ability to critically reflect upon processes of educational knowledge production

Details

Information correct as at21st Apr 2018 6:38am
Program code12355
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Coursework)

Mode of delivery
  • Combination of Online and Face to Face
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 1.5 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Education and Arts
Contributing schools
  1. School of Education
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code084172G

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Credit transfer

If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.


Academic requirements for program completion

Total units required

120 units

Program duration

1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 5 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program requirements

The Master of Leadership and Management in Education is a 120 unit, AQF Level 9 Masters coursework qualification.   Program requirements and the volume of learning are dependent on the student's prior academic qualifications and relevant work experience.  

To qualify for the Master of Leadership and Management in Education students must successfully complete:

Volume of learning - 120 units - 1.5 years full-time: 

- Core Courses - 80 units

- Directed Courses - 40 units


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Transition arrangements

Any student who commenced the non-AQF compliant Master of Leadership and Management in Education (10975) prior to Semester 1, 2015, and can meet the program requirements and learning outcomes of the AQF compliant version of this program without requiring the completion of additional units than the program they enrolled in, will be eligible to apply to be transitioned to the AQF compliant program.

Students who do not meet the requirements above may complete the program they commenced in.  These students can also choose to apply for admission to the AQF compliant Master of Leadership and Management in Education (12355), and will be advised on application on credit and advanced standing available to them, dependent on prior study, other degree studies and/or RPL.


Program structure

Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.

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Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC4940Research Design and Critique
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Port Macquarie)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6016Leadership and Strategic ManagementNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6017Organisational Behaviour and Managing PeopleNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6019Instructional Leadership and Program EvaluationNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6020Contemporary Issues in Educational LeadershipNot currently offered10 units
EDUC6740Students with Special Needs in Diverse Contexts
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6741Literacies, Language and Learning
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6751Knowledge and Communication Technologies
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 40 units from the following directed courses

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
EDUC6026Minor Thesis A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6027Minor Thesis B
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6036Educational Leadership and ICT
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6048Research Methodology
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6049Educational Research Methodology 2: Qualitative
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6050Educational Research Methodology 1: Quantitative
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6051Industry/Work Based Project
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
EDUC6132Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6350School Leadership Research
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6351Data Mining for School Leaders
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6352Australian School Leadership
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
10 units
EDUC6353Leading and Managing Educational Change
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
10 units

Additional information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through The Wollotuka Institute.


International students

All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program,  contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility  before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.

Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online