Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

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Enhance your leadership skills and knowledge in a collaborative environment with other aspiring learning leaders and acquire a postgraduate qualification that is highly regarded by education employers. Develop expertise in strategic thinking, building teams, conflict resolution and action research. You will link theory to education practice to accelerate your own leadership growth, have impact in your community and support your future career goals. The leadership project you design will enable you to apply what you have learned in ways that benefit both yourself and your organisation. 

Study location
  • Sunshine Coast
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
1 year part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Other requirements
Standard English language requirements apply.
Total courses
Total units
Not available to international students on a Student visa.
Admission requirements

Completion of a three year bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent.

Fees for short courses

As part of the Federal Government's Job-ready Graduates package, USC is offering a limited number of Commonwealth supported places in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership in 2021. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be a domestic student, and meet the citizenship and residency requirements. For more information visit Commonwealth supported places. Eligible students are able to defer payment through HECS‑HELP.

Commonwealth supported places for this short course initiative are only available for 2021. Any remaining short course units that are commenced in 2022 would not be Commonwealth supported, and would be charged at the cost of a full fee paying place, payable upfront.*

How to apply

To apply for the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, submit the completed online application form via Apply USC. Commonwealth supported places will be allocated to eligible students who meet the entry requirements in order of application date, so apply as soon as possible.

*Note: The information provided above is correct as at 23 December 2020 and may be subject to change without notice.

Program structure

Required courses (3) 48 units

EDN701 Researching Education
EDU705 Leadership for Learning Communities
MGT701 Leading and Managing Organisations

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all USC courses are available on every USC campus.

Total units: 48
Program notes
  • Completing this program within the specified (part-time) duration is based on studying 24 unit points per semester (normally 2 courses) and following the recommended study sequence
  • The unit value of all courses is 12 units unless otherwise specified
  • It is each students responsibility to enrol correctly according to your course requisites, program rules and requirements and be aware of the academic calendar dates
  • Refer to the Managing your progression page for help in understanding your program structure, reviewing your progress and planning remaining courses.

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