Highlights

  • Ideal for people who are current or aspiring leaders in educational settings.
  • Gain advanced knowledge in leadership and management, including leading and managing people, strategic management, and managing change.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics.

Highlights

  • Ideal for people who are current or aspiring leaders in educational settings.
  • Gain advanced knowledge in leadership and management, including leading and managing people, strategic management, and managing change.
  • Learn today, use tomorrow with our real-world courses.
  • You can choose to specialise in this area or choose option units across a range of topics.

Why choose this course?

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) will help established and emerging leaders to understand themselves and understand how to lead professional learning, activate innovation, and make informed, ethical decisions.

Leaders play a vital role in educational communities. Leaders who know themselves, and how to lead the learning of others, can confidently and purposefully navigate the ambiguous and emergent situations encountered in a constantly changing landscape. In education contexts, this leadership will impact the lives of children, educators and communities for generations. At QUT, leaders are challenged to learn about ways to lead that can create sustainable and socially just educational communities.

Learn from the best

The teaching team has extensive experience in school leadership and teacher mentoring. The course is backed by QUT’s evidence-based research programs working to develop solutions to current and emerging issues in education.

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What to expect

In QUT’s educational leadership specialisation you will learn:

  • more about yourself as a leader and how to develop adaptive and resilient leadership approaches that foster wellbeing for self and others in learning contexts
  • how to lead the collective learning and development of others, whether you are a mentor, middle leader, professional developer, or school or system leader
  • how to identify, design and strategically activate innovation by working with people to realise meaningful change
  • how to evaluate policy and ideas, represent evidence of program impacts, and make ethical decisions.

Flexible delivery

You may study this course part time. If you choose a selection of option units you can choose to study full-time or part-time.

You can study on campus, online or select a blended approach to suit you. QUT provides a variety of online learning environments to enable you to participate fully, receive expert guidance and support, and be in regular contact with expert teaching staff.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates will be able to use their knowledge to informally and formally lead in education communities, including early childhood education and care centres, schools, tertiary institutions and training providers in a range of industries.

Course articulation

You have the option to keep learning and build towards a Master of Education.

Details and units

To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) you will need to complete all units in the Educational Leadership major. You may only study the Educational Leadership major part time.

 

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) is only available to non-student visa holders or international students studying from their home country. This course is available 1 year part-time. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) you will need to complete all units in the Educational Leadership major.

International students studying on a student visa may only study full time. If that's you, you will need to refer to Graduate Certificate in Education - Choice of Units to create a full-time course structure.

Requirements

Course code
EU60
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Online
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
12 months part-time
Duration
1 years part-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline; or
  • A recognised diploma in any discipline plus at least two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in any field; or
  • Five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in any field

Minimum academic requirements

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2022 fees

2022: $10,800 per year part-time (48 credit points)

Please note Commonwealth supported places (CSP) will not be available for this course from 2022. Students commencing in this course from 2022 will be on a full domestic fee basis. Students who commence this course prior to 2022 in a Commonwealth supported place will remain CSP for the duration of the course.

2022 fees

2022: $14,900 per year part-time (48 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

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FEE-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a FEE-HELP loan.

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Scholarships

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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