Credit points


Minimum duration

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Melbourne
  • Online


On-Shore (for cohorts by special arrangement

EFTSL value of units : All 10 cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a cp value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. A recognised teaching qualification and a minimum 3 years teaching experience; OR
  2. A Bachelor degree and a minimum of 3 years relevant leadership experience. 

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the Master of Educational Leadership, a  student must complete  120 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

  1. 60 cp from Specified Units (Part A);
  2. 40 cp from Elective Units (Part B);
  3. 20 cp from Capstone  Units (Part C).

* Students may take Electives drawn from the  Schedule of Unit Offerings (listed) and/or other units drawn from relevant ACU  postgraduate programs; or by cross-institutional study with prior approval of  the Course Coordinator. A maximum of 40 cp of elective units can be at  500-level.

Other requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

Exit points

3.1 A student who has completed 40 cp with 20 cp from specified units in the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

3.2 A student who has completed 80 cp with 20cp from Specified Units and at least 20 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with a Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership.

Progression requirements

In normal circumstances, students should complete core units prior to undertaking elective units. Students must complete all core and elective subjects prior to undertaking the capstone project, which will normally be completed in the student’s final semester.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

  • EDLE650Foundations: Vision and Mission of Catholic Education in the Contemporary World10 CP
  • EDLE651Leading Learning in Catholic Educational Communities and Cultures10 CP
  • EDLE652Educational Leadership as Vocation and Service10 CP
  • EDLE653Integrating Capabilities for Renewal and Sustainability in Leadership10 CP
  • EDLE654Leadership in Context: Educational Narratives and Literacies for Learning Communities10 CP
  • EDLE655Data Information Systems: Using Research and Data for Learning10 CP

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • EDLE656Leading Communities of Care and Wellbeing10 CP
  • EDLE657Emerging Humanity: The Interface of Ethics, Technology and Neuroscience in Leadership10 CP
  • EDLE658Leading Innovation10 CP
  • EDLE659Leading Through Complexity10 CP
  • EDLE660Global Priorities and Challenges in Educational Thought and Practice10 CP
  • EDLE661Education Policy: Governance, System and School Perspective10 CP
  • EDLE662Governance: Theory and Practice in the Stewardship of Catholic Education10 CP
  • EDLE663System Leadership: Enhancing School Leadership and Performance10 CP

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

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