Get ready to take your education career to the next level. This degree combines world-class theory and practice. Gives you opportunities to apply your knowledge and skills to real-world problems to help you become a leader in your school.
Note: This degree can be completed in 2 years by students who have advanced standing.
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If you’re ready for postgraduate study, you’ll find your competitive edge at Western. Our global 5-star ratings for innovation, teaching and facilities assure you that you'll be learning from the best at a University that ranks in the top 2% worldwide.
We partner with industry, business, and government to create real world experiences and opportunities. Our flexible courses offer a range of online and on-campus options, with multiple locations that put our world-class facilities at your doorstep. Reach new heights. Take your place in a new generation of global citizens, leaders, and change-makers.
Teach. Manage. Lead.
As a teacher, you know the importance of continued learning. Western has created a range of innovative postgraduate degrees that will further your education career or help you move into a specialised field.
Taught online and on-campus, the Master of Education (Leadership) is a part-time degree that gives you the skills you need to play a leading role in a range of social, environmental and local educational contexts. It also critically examines recent developments in theory, policy, practice and research methodologies for educational leadership across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and other professional settings.
The focus is on ‘best practice’ and ‘next practice’, which refers to the need to imagine and implement developments in learning for future generations. It’s designed to enhance your professional and personal advancement. To give you an understanding of research-based methodologies. And show you how to become an inspiring leader as well as teacher.
Flexible study options
This part-time degree gives you flexibility by combining online and on-campus learning. A four-day intensive teaching session is held in January and July each year, with an additional mid-semester one-day workshop. You can then complete further study online at a time that suits you.
Top 10 for Education in Australia
Western is ranked in the top 10 Education faculties in Australia, second in NSW, and Top 75 in the world (*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018).
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
Postgraduate Study Information
Looking for a career change? Hoping to gain a new professional qualification that will help take your career further? Or just hoping to expand your horizons? Western’s range of diverse postgraduate degrees provide you with the opportunity to diversify your skillset in a supportive and flexible learning environment that enables you to thrive in your chosen field.
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Be prepared for leadership roles in early childhood, primary or secondary contexts within the public or private system, as well as adult and vocational education, and professional training and development.
This program is not an initial teaching qualification but is designed for education professionals already working in the field.
School Principals plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the educational and administrative aspects of primary, middle or intermediate, and secondary schools including physical and human resources.
Education Managers plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate educational policy, and provide advice and educational and administrative support to staff and students in educational institutions.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.