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Education in Educational Leadership, Postgraduate Certificate

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University rank #401 (WUR) Joondalup, Australia| Online
Education in Educational Leadership program offered at Edith Cowan University provides an opportunity for motivated professionals concerned with educational practice to undertake advanced coursework in areas of study that will enable them to perform to a high standard in their chosen leadership role or context.
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The Education in Educational Leadership program offered at Edith Cowan University course is set in the context of changing social, political and economic pressures that demand a dynamic response from schools to achieve improved outcomes. It captures the essence of the latest research in the field of educational leadership and applies it within a framework of discrete but interrelated units of study that reflect the practical needs of school and school system leaders. 

The course recognises the need for educational leaders to take responsibility for setting high standards, to be accountable for the maintenance of these high standards and to monitor performance against such standards.

Employment opportunities

This course will support graduates in professional advancement as teachers, leaders and administrators.

Possible future job titles

  • Principal, Teaching Coordinator, School Leader, School Administrator, Level 3 School Teacher, Lecturer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leading in Challenging Contexts
  • Leading for Improvement
  • Leading Staff
  • Leading Community Engagement
  • Accountable Leadership
  • Leading Education in a Global Context
  • Leading Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practice (0-8 years)
  • Leading Family and Community in the Early Years (0-8 years)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
    • Duration description

      Online and part time options are available only for domestic students.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS code: 069945C

  • All applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Education. Alternatively applicants can have a three-year degree and Graduate Diploma of Education, with equivalents considered.
  • Special entry may be considered for professionals with other appropriate non-teaching qualifications. This group is encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14900 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
  • National

    3300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3300 AUD per year and a duration of 6 months.
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Living costs for Joondalup

  • 1400 - 2500 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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