24 months
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Gain the skills you need to become a principal. Learn to lead a secondary school and raise student achievement through effective management, curriculum analysis and research-based decision making. The Secondary School Leadership programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .


Key facts

You'll benefit from the research and teaching strengths of the Faculty of Education and the management acumen of Wellington School of Business and Government. By combining educational and business thinking, you'll gain the tools you need to develop innovative solutions to issues you'll face in the management of a secondary school. The Secondary School Leadership programme is offered at the Victoria University of Wellington .

Learn to use sophisticated data-analysis techniques to make sound, evidence-based decisions about school organisation and management. Examine the role of leadership and how to foster leadership in others. You'll develop techniques for planning and goal-setting and explore the different strategies for building strong relationships with community and stakeholders.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Designed so you can continue working while you study, the courses are delivered through a mix of block format and online. 
  • Block courses are held on weekends and during school holidays. 
  • You'll need a computer with access to the internet as you'll use online conferencing during your study.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree with a B average or a postgraduate qualification
  • To be in a middle or senior management position in a secondary school
  • To be nominated by or have the support of your principal
  • To be endorsed by a panel of principals and academic staff of the University as having the intellectual and interpersonal capabilities and potential to excel in a leadership role

Tuition Fee

The costs for this degree are still being calculated.

Living costs for Wellington

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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