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Master of Education (Leadership and Management)

Australia and New Zealand International
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Campus
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Kelvin Grove
Duration
1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time
1.5 years full-time
Delivery
On-campus and external
Delivery
On-campus and external
Entry
February and July
February and July
CRICOS
081798G

Why choose this course?

Throughout Australia, there has been a steady demand for postgraduate university programs to enhance leadership learning. In some states, including Queensland, a masters qualification is important for professionals who wish to apply for leadership positions. This course caters for educators from primary and secondary schools within Australia and overseas, as well as from fields such as higher education, social work and human resource development and training.

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.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places available for Australian citizens and permanent visa holders, and New Zealand citizens (subject to change).

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.

What to expect

The Master of Education (Leadership and Management) is designed to prepare you for leadership in educational settings. The program focuses on building and enhancing leadership capacity in aspiring and existing leaders and will keep you at the forefront of ever-changing educational practice. At the heart of this qualification is a focus on leading the learning of others through ethical and sustainable practices, and a commitment to lifelong learning. 

The four units that constitute the leadership and management area of interest complement each other by providing both solid foundational understandings about leadership that develop capacity, and skills in aspiring and existing leaders. The knowledge areas include leading and managing people; leadership concepts, theories and issues; leadership, policy and change in action; and strategic management. You will gain advanced knowledge in leadership and management in educational settings.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to study externally or on campus, and either part time or full time.  All the lectures are recorded and study materials are available online. You can access these resources at any time to help you fit study into your lifestyle.You can choose to study externally or on campus, either part time or full time.

Career outcomes

Career outcomes

This course can enhance career outcomes for people in professional, schooling, and vocational and higher education contexts who:

  • lead professional learning teams and design adult learning
  • recruit, mentor and supervise others
  • design and lead others though policy changes
  • contribute to strategic planning, governance and management of others.

Through deep engagement with recent research and the opportunity to apply evidence-based principles to real life contexts, leadership students are able to create evidence of their leadership capacities for professional leadership portfolios. Previous students have used this qualification to apply for and attain promotions to leadership positions in schools, other educational institutions, hospitals, industry and the community sector.

Early exit

You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management) following completion of the four core units required for this study area.

Requirements

Course code
EU70
CRICOS code
081798G
Campus
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
  • 1.5 years full-time
  • 3 years part-time
  • 1.5 years full-time
Entry
  • February and July
  • February and July

Academic entry requirements

Master of Education - 1.5 year program

A completed recognised:

  • bachelor degree (or higher award) in education; or
  • bachelor honours degree (or higher award) in any field; or
  • bachelor degree in any field plus 5 years of related professional work experience.

Master of Education - 1 year program

A completed recognised honours degree in the field of education; or

A postgraduate degree (graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters or higher) in the field of education.

Please note you do not need to apply for the 1 year program as you will be automatically assessed for eligibility as part of QUT's application for admission process.

Limited places

There are limited Commonwealth Supported places in this course. Places are likely to fill early so you are encouraged to apply for this course as soon as possible to secure a place.

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Minimum academic requirements

Academic entry requirements

Master of Education - 1.5 year program

A completed recognised:

  • A completed recognised:

  • bachelor degree (or higher) in education with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale); or
  • postgraduate degree (graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters (or higher)) in any field with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale); or
  • bachelor degree in any field with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale) plus 5 years professional work experience related to your undergraduate degree. (Please submit a detailed curriculum vitae and employer statements); or
  • an Australian bachelor honours degree in any field or recognised equivalent.

Master of Education - 1 year program

A completed recognised:

  • Australian bachelor honours degree in the field of education or recognised equivalent; or
  • postgraduate degree (graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters or higher) in the field of education with a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (on QUT's 7 point scale).

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, Singapore, 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
Cambridge English Advanced (CAE)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Cambridge English 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 within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. Please assign your test to QUT in your Pearson profile.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18

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

Advanced standing

On entry, you will be assessed for advanced standing (credit) for 48 credit points (4 units) based on a completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8 or higher qualification in Education (An Honours year with a research component, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), regardless of the age of the qualification. You do not need to apply for this credit.

Depending on your study area, you can receive up to 50 per cent advanced standing from masters or higher study completed in another program. Prior study must be current. Study over 10 years old is not normally considered. If you are applying for advanced standing for specific units, you will need to provide detailed unit/subject outlines from your previous study. These outlines must include learning outcomes, learning content, and assessment including word lengths. No advanced standing can be granted for undergraduate study, or postgraduate study at a lower level than masters.

You can also apply for advanced standing based on work or industry experience. Advanced standing is not able to be awarded for normal teaching experience. If you are responsible for an original academic work, such as creating a course and/or curriculum, or have published any original research, then you may be eligible for advanced standing for work or industry experience. The original academic work must be in excess of 5000 words.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing for prior study you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Fees

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

2019

2019: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2019

2019: $28,700 per year full-time (96 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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Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

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