The University of Newcastle, Australia
Fast facts Starts 25 March, 2020

4 weeks


8 to 10 hours per week


FREE - Certificate for US$149


Education & Teacher Training



About this course

Explore methods and strategies to critique and rethink organisational practices in education; develop staff and student wellbeing; and use coaching to support and lead change in your workplace.

You will develop leadership capacities in

  • flexibility and creative thinking
  • conflict resolution
  • personnel development, and
  • coaching and team building

You will be guided in devising a plan to positively transform your educational organisation and develop your staff.

This course is aimed at school teachers in leadership roles who are looking to advance their career as a:

  • head teacher
  • assistant or deputy principal
  • principal
  • organisational leader
  • or in educational policy or advisory roles.

This course is registered with the New South Wales Educational Standards Authority (NESA) (Australia). Completing EDLMx3 Leading for Transformative Change in Education will contribute 12 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.4, 6.3.4, 6.4.4 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Lead Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Leading Transformative Change in Education is part of the Professional Certificate in Leadership and Management in Education.

If you successfully complete the entire verified Professional Certificate, you are eligible to apply for 10 units (one elective course equivalent) for credit into our Master of Leadership and Management in Education. Designed to further advance your skills to become a stronger education leader, and provide you with a diverse range of career opportunities, the Masters program can be completed in one year full-time. Available face-to-face, online or mixed mode (combination of online and face-to-face), you could study from the comfort of your own home and fit study around your lifestyle.

    What you'll learn

    • Apply flexible styles of leadership with empowerment and strategic planning
    • Identify methods to energise your staff towards the creation of efficient and effective organisations
    • Synthesise substantial organisational and micro-political techniques including conflict resolution and personnel development
    • Develop coaching capacities to improve your ability to lead your organisational team and effect change.

    Course syllabus

    Week 1

    • Revisiting the ‘Bringing the Good Weather’ framework
    • Rethinking business as usual—analysing policies in your organisation

    Week 2

    • Embracing wellbeing inside leadership

    Week 3

    • Developing your coaching skills to facilitate change
    • Exploring your situational leadership.

    Week 4

    • Planning your first 100 days. Articulating your vision and engaging your team
    • Presenting your action assessments.

    Meet the instructors

    Professor John Fischetti

    Professor John Fischetti

    Professor John Fischetti is the Head of the School of Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He promotes learning equity to enable educational success of all children.

    Dr Scott Imig

    Dr Scott Imig

    Dr Scott Imig is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is helping educators on both sides of the Pacific to engage in reflective practice and conversations about growth.

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