Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Educational Management and Leadership)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

If you're seeking a shorter period of study than that required for the Master of Education (Educational Management and Leadership) degree, you should consider this program.

You can still choose to complete your certificate with units of study that suit your interests, or specialise in Educational Management and Leadership. Subject to meeting progression requirements in the graduate certificate, you may apply to transfer to the Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies or the Master of Education.

The course does not provide a recognised teaching qualification but is part of the broader postgraduate educational studies program for leaders and future leaders of dynamic and innovative education.

Course outline

Candidates are required to complete a total of 24 credit points (cp), including a minimum of 18 cp (3 units) of core units; and a maximum of 6 cp (1 unit) of elective units of study from the Educational Management and Leadership Units of Study Table

Further course information

Graduate opportunities

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies has been designed to further the careers of teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policy makers within specific areas of education practice.


Admission requirements

Admission to candidature requires: (i) a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies, or professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in a field considered by the Faculty to be appropriate to the program of study; or (ii) a bachelor's degree and either the Graduate Diploma in Education or Bachelor of Teaching or Master of Teaching from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or (iii) a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies in Education, or professional experience equivalent to two years full-time in a field considered by the Faculty to be appropriate to the program of study.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made online directly to the University and assessed by the Faculty. On-time applications for Semester 1 (March): 31 January. On-time applications for Semester 2 (July): 30 June.

International students

How to apply

Not applicable

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2016, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.