Are you seeking to hone your knowledge of the latest theory and research that informs educational leadership practice? The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is a short and flexible degree of professional development in educational leadership theory, research, policy and practice. You will be encouraged to share your own research and experience with other students to better understand and develop leadership roles. The degree includes a wide range of electives, allowing you to tailor your course to suit your individual educational leadership interests and aspirations.

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Why choose this degree?

This degree will instil principles that you can apply to your own professional leadership context.

Who should choose this degree?

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is designed for aspiring and current educational leaders.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Lead education in schools from all sectors

Entry requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching)


A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.

Credit Transfer

The maximum credit transfer in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is 50% (that is,12 uoc). Recognised courses must have have been completed within the last ten years, provided the content is relevant and/or meet NESA requirements.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

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