Educational Management and Leadership

The MEd(Educational Management and Leadership) is designed for anyone who aspires to a leadership position in an educational organisation or who is interested in understanding more about management and leadership positions within these contexts.

Participants in the program come from primary and secondary schools within Australia and overseas, as well as from fields such as higher education, social work and human-resource development. International perspectives on organisations form a particular focus of the program.

Information about the entry requirements, tuition fees and opportunities for further study associated with all Master of Education designations – and their component graduate certificates and graduate diplomas – is published on the MEd home page.


Course structure

Master’s candidates are required to complete eight units of study, including:

  • at least three core units; and
  • one capstone unit; and
  • no more than two units from outside the Educational Management and Leadership designation.

Graduate Diploma candidates are required to complete six units of study, including:

  • at least three core units; and
  • no more than one unit from outside the Educational Management and Leadership designation.

Graduate Certificate candidates are required to complete four units of study, including:

  • at least three core units.

Core units of study

Elective units of study

Capstone units of study

Master’s candidates must enrol in either the Special Project (6 credit points) or the Dissertation (12 credit points).

Units of study outside the designation

Graduate diploma candidates may complete one unit, and master's candidates up to two units, from other designations within the Faculty (with the exception of Higher Education).