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Introduction to Education leadership

Are you ready to become a leader in education? The following courses are designed for education professionals who want to take the next step in their career—or further embed leadership skills in their teaching.

You’ll explore areas such as strategic management, leadership theory and curriculum planning, while engaging in debate, discussion and research.

To apply, you will need to have a recognised teaching qualification, or a bachelor degree in a non-teaching discipline plus existing leadership experience.

Explore the online educational leadership courses that are available with leading universities below, and speak with our team of helpful student advisors to find out more about your study options.

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University of Tasmania

PostgraduateTAS-EDN-GCE

Graduate Certificate in Education

Deepen your knowledge and expertise in education

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

Available majors

  • Applied Learning
  • TESOL
  • Leadership
  • Inclusive Education
  • Non-Specialisation stream
Torrens University Australia

Tackle literacy challenges—especially in diverse settings

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

Curtin University

PostgraduateCUR-MED-MAS

Master of Education

Increase your education leadership potential

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University

PostgraduateGRF-EDU-MAS

Master of Education

Advance your career in teaching and education

Online & on-campus

2 years full time or part time equivalent

Flinders University

PostgraduateFLI-MED-MAS

Master of Education (1.5 years)

Expedite your career in education

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

Australian Catholic University

PostgraduateACU-EDU-MAS

Master of Education

Prepare to lead through your love of education.

100% online

Approx. 1.5 years full time or part time equivalent

University of the Sunshine Coast

PostgraduateUSC-EDU-MAS

Master of Education

Deepen your professional knowledge of education.

100% online

University of Notre Dame Australia

Deep dive into educational theory and practice for leaders

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

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Over 515,000 students have enrolled in university through us since 1993.

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Studying through Open Universities Australia means we take care of the guesswork and administration of university study, so you can focus on learning.

You don't need a strong academic history to go to uni

We make it possible for everyone to start university through single subjects, regardless of ATAR or study experience. These subjects are covered by government loans, and can be used to upskill or gain entry into a qualification.

You have the flexibility to start at multiple points during the year

We’re not restricted by a traditional academic calendar, so you can enrol when it suits your life. You also have total control over how you study. You can scale up (or down) your study load and even pause your course if you need to.

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