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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Educational Leadership

The Master of Educational Leadership course at the Australian Catholic University is a values underpinned, research driven, practically orientated program designed to support the capabilities of current and aspiring educational leaders wishing to enhance their leadership capacity within the context of their professional settings and the Australian national standards.  Participants explore theories of educational leadership, management and administration, and learn to apply them appropriately to their own contexts including Catholic and faith-based educational organisations defined as those organisations affiliated with a religious group or established Church.

Taught by active researchers and experienced practitioners, this course explicitly integrates theory and practice to enable graduates to apply the latest research, and the knowledge and skills to improve their organisations with effective leadership informed by defensible ethical and moral principles.

The course has been designed to enable participants with varying leadership and career circumstances to select appropriate units to meet their needs.  Alumni have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study. The program is flexibly delivered in response to participants’ needs, organisational dynamics and unique contexts. Participants design and implement a leadership project as part of a culminating Capstone.

Specialist areas leading to a named specialisation:

  • Catholic Educational Leadership
  • Leading Learning
  • Indigenous Leadership
  • Executive Leadership

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information

Melbourne

115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Vic 3065

Intakes

  • Jan

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The Master of Educational Leadership is for teachers and administrators who want to  enhance their professional practice and become leaders in their school community or organisation. The Master of Educational Leadership is the next step towards becoming an educational leader.
 

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a:

  • Bachelor degree in Education or Bachelor degree and a recognised teaching qualification;
    or
  • Bachelor degree in an area other than Education.

English Language Requirement:

  • Applicants must also have an IELTS overall score of 7.0, with an individual score of 6.0 in all tests.