If you are an educator, teacher and/or administrator who would like to become a creative, energetic and innovative leader with influence in education, we offer comprehensive programs from the Postgraduate Certificate to Master’s level to enhance your leadership capacity within the context of your professional setting and contemporary Australian national standards. Our courses are values-underpinned, research-driven and practically-oriented programs that offer you the flexibility to select the course units that best meet your particular needs, organisational dynamics and career contexts.
Postgraduate Certificate and Master of Educational Leadership
Through these programs you will have the opportunity to explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration (ELMA), and learn to apply them appropriately to your own context, including Catholic and faith-based educational organisations.
Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, these courses explicitly integrate theory and practice to enable you to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve your organisations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles.
Master’s alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.
Within the Master’s degree you can pursue a specialist areas leading to a named specialisation in:
- Catholic Educational Leadership
- Leading Learning
- Indigenous Leadership
As an ACU Educational Leadership graduate what valued skills will you possess?
- The capacity to understand and critique the knowledge base for educational leadership, management and administration (ELMA) through critical reflection on theory, experience and practice
- The ability to examine and critically reflect on the context of ELMA in Catholic and other faith-based educational organisations
- Skills to solve problems and critically analyse policy developments and their impacts on global and local contexts
- A repertoire of research skills, including the ability to locate, organise, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information, that will allow you to investigate local and global issues in the field of ELMA and their impact on practice
- Satisfaction of the requirements of the Australian Professional Standards for Principals (APSP)
- The knowledge, skills, attitudes and values appropriate to work within your specific organisational context
- Be ethically informed and able to: demonstrate respect for the dignity of each individual and for human diversity; recognise your responsibility to the common good, the environment and society; and apply ethical perspectives in informed decision making
- Effectively communicate in oral and written English language and visual media, and utilise information and communication and other relevant technologies effectively