Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership) (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: GradCertEd(Lead)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1727.3

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CONTINUING
This version of the course is available only to continuing or completing students.

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership) is an exit point on completion of 40 credit points of study selected from 1726 Master of Education (Leadership) units as indicated in the course structure below.

Master of Education (Leadership)

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership) explores recent developments in theory, policy and practice relating to educational leadership across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and other professional settings. We recognise that leadership emerges and is enacted in diverse ways and in relationships and is crucial for fostering change and educational transformation. Students will review, analyse, and apply specialised knowledge and skills for leadership to a range of complex problems in workplaces and professional practice. They will initiate and implement innovations to improve learning outcomes in workplace settings, generate solutions and communicate these to diverse audiences. This course is delivered through a combination of online and intensive on-campus teaching methods.

Study Mode
One year part-time.

Course Advice

Dr Roberto


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above


This is an exit point only from Course 1726 Master of Education (Leadership).

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 40 credit points.

Students may elect to exit the Master of Education (Leadership) after the completion of four specialist units listed below.

Specialist units

102161Leading Change
102168Principles and Practices of Evaluation
102159Designing Curriculum Futures
100701Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Growth
102158Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts

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