Certificate in Leadership and Management

[NSW DoE-funded students]Register your interest for 2019


Applications to enrol in the 2018 Certificate in Leadership and Management have closed. You may register your interest in enrolling in a course scheduled for 2019, and we will send you information as the time approaches about the application procedure.

Being a community language school principal or on a management committee is much harder than it seems. You need skills in people management, financial planning and also academic leadership – knowing about teaching and learning language.


The course

The University of Sydney is now offering a Certificate in Leadership and Management designed specifically for community languages school principals, executive and management committee. The course will cover all aspects of setting up and running a community languages school: funding, employing and supporting teachers, working with parents and developing programs.

Q. How will the course run?

A. The course will be delivered as 60 hours of face-to-face sessions on Thursdays from 5–8pm; or Sundays from 9am–4pm.

Q. What support will I have?

A. You will be assigned a ‘mentor’ – an experienced school principal – to advise and help you.

Q. Can other people from my school attend?

A. Only principals of community languages schools can enrol, however, in most schools different people deal with different operational aspects, so management committee members may also apply.

Q. What are the assessment tasks?

A. Assessment is practical. The main task is preparing a plan for your school and solving management problems you identify either as a result of the course or during your studies, and presenting this to your class.

Q. Who can do the course?

A. You must be a principal or a management-committee member of a NSW DoE-funded community languages school to enrol in the course. You do not need to have previous university qualifications.