Graduate Certificate in Education in Educational Leadership

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

Provides an opportunity for motivated professionals concerned with educational practice to undertake advanced coursework in areas of study that will enable them to perform to a high standard in their chosen leadership role or context. The course is set in the context of changing social, political and economic pressures that demand a dynamic response from schools to achieve improved outcomes. It captures the essence of the latest research in the field of educational leadership and applies it within a framework of discrete but interrelated units of study that reflect the practical needs of school and school system leaders. The course recognises the need for educational leaders to take responsibility for setting high standards, to be accountable for the maintenance of these high standards and to monitor performance against such standards.


4 units: 60 credit points


  • Leading in Challenging Contexts
  • Leading for Improvement
  • Leading Staff
  • Leading Community Engagement
  • Accountable Leadership
  • Leading Education in a Global Context
  • Leading Early Childhood Pedagogy and Practice (0-8 years)
  • Leading Family and Community in the Early Years (0-8 years)

Standard entry requirements

Standard University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Education. Alternatively applicants can have a three-year degree and Graduate Diploma of Education, with equivalents considered. Special entry may be considered for professionals with other appropriate non-teaching qualifications. This group is encouraged to apply.

Study pathways

Further studies: Master of Education

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Mount Lawley Domestic: $3,300
International: $14,900
No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Related careers: Principal, Teaching Coordinator, School Leader, School Administrator, Level 3 School Teacher, Lecturer. Non-Standard Timetable: International students wishing to complete this course, will need to do so in full-time mode by completing three units on-campus and one unit online. This course may require attendance to some weekend classes.

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