Australian School Leadership

10 Units

This course brings together Australian education policy, research and practice to explore the nature of school leadership in contemporary Australia.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:

1) Demonstrate an understanding of the Australian education policy context; 2) Investigate the impact of different policy players on schools and schooling; and 3) Critically engage with contemporary policy issues facing Australian school leaders.


Indicative content will include:

  • The Australian education policy structure
  • The Australian school system
  • National, Federal and State education policy
  • Historical education policy moves in Australia
  • International education policy trends
  • Educational leadership as the mediator of policy
Replacing Course(s) EDUC6032
Transition This course will be counted as the equivalent of EDUC6032 for the purposes of transition.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Short Essay: Trends in Australian education policy
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Term Paper: Analysis of the impact of policy on school leadership
Contact Hours
  • Integrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6352

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