Educational leadership

Educational leadership

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Career outcomes

Our graduates have pursued careers as:

  • policy developers
  • school principals 
  • deputy school principals
  • head of school departments
  • senior school leaders
  • senior teachers
  • administrators
  • researchers
  • psychologists
  • members of the defence forces
  • youth ministers
  • parish leaders
  • professional development managers
  • education management consultants
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About educational leadership

Take the next step in your education career with our educational leadership courses. As an educational leadership graduate, you’ll possess an understanding of contemporary education issues, have high-level critical and evaluative skills that translate into practice, and have an increased awareness of the importance of educational research. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator or other education professional, our educational leadership courses will encourage you to become a creative, energetic and innovative leader with influence.

Chart your career course

Pick the program that’s right for you. If you’re an education professional looking to take the next step in your career – whether a teacher or administrator – you can upskill with our Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership. Future education leaders can choose our Master of Educational Leadership, and if you’re looking to pivot into research or academia you can consider a higher degree research course.

Connect with Catholic Partners

Our industry links can do more than get your foot in the door. As a Catholic university, ACU is well-placed for you to connect with a range of Catholic schools, education offices, parishes, dioceses, and other organisations and professionals around Australia and beyond.

Decide to specialise

Choose our Master of Educational Leadership and you’ll have the option of graduating with a named specialisation, including Catholic educational leadership, leading learning, Indigenous leadership and executive leadership.

Do it online

Too busy to come to campus? No problem. Some of our educational leadership courses are delivered online, so you can skip the classroom and better balance your work, study and home commitments.

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