University of Newcastle

Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Education

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

This Graduate Certificate in Transformational Leadership in Education is for current educators or individuals from related industries who seek an organisational leadership role now or in the future.This suite of courses will provide students with specific expertise in research‐based and data-driven decision‐making, an international perspective, and the ability to provide transformational leadership that meets the global imperative to support educational equity.You’ll learn about strategic management, strategic planning, transformational leadership, Information and Communications Technology (ICT) relevant to management, and leading educational change.Why study with us?Study anywhere at anytime – whether you choose part time or full time, on campus or online, our flexible program and advanced online learning system allow you to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study.Become an industry expert – you’ll graduate with high-level leadership and management skills in guiding and educating students, and join a global community of learning leaders.Be recognised internationally – the University of Newcastle’s School of Education is ranked in the world’s top 150 for Education (QS World University Rankings by subject 2022).Practical, applicable and relevant – apply your course learning and assignments directly to your own organisation as soon as you enrol – not just when you graduate.Learn from the best – enjoy the benefits of an authentic learning approach and program courses built on applied world-class, multidisciplinary research taught by leading academics.


40 Units


  • Strategic leadership
  • Research and school transformation
  • Educational research and ICT
  • Australian school leadership
  • School leadership research
  • Leading and managing educational change

Standard entry requirements

  • 4 year Bachelors Degree
  • Or 3 year Bachelors Degree
  • OrAdvanced Diploma or Diploma in a related field/discipline and 2 years relevant work experience
  • Or Advanced Diploma or Diploma not in a related field/discipline and 3 years relevant work experience
  • Or At least 5 years relevant work experience in a related field/discipline.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Domestic: $10,305
  • Online/Off-campus : 0.5 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Online.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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