Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) (exit only)

Approved Abbreviation: GradDipEd(Lead)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 1728.3

AQF Level: 8

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

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) is an exit point on completion of 80 credit points of study selected from 1726 Master of Teaching (Leadership) units as indicated in the course structure below.

Master of Education (Leadership)

The Graduate Diploma 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 advanced 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
Two years 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 Teaching (Leadership).

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the units listed below.

Specialist units

Students must choose four specialist units from the below list.

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

Plus four additional units from 1723 MEd (Social Ecology), 1720 Master of Inclusive Education or 1847 MEd (STEM) in consultation with your Academic Course Advisor.

1723 Master of Education (Social Ecology)

1720 Master of Inclusive Education

1847 Master of Education (STEM)

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