Curriculum Leadership in Tertiary Education

10 Units

This course aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and discourses underlying curriculum leadership and design across both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors. It explores insights from the fields of curriculum theory and learning design, and ranges across a variety of models of curriculum design from competency based training to outcome oriented graduate profile approaches and beyond. It will provide an opportunity to grapple with contemporary curriculum issues, and is aimed at educational leaders with responsibilities for program design and implementation in tertiary education.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered


Students will have the opportunity to:

1) Demonstrate skills in program-level curriculum design; 2) Articulate defensible program-level leadership decisions based on an understanding of the curriculum discourses underpinning various forms of educational design; 3) Demonstrate an appreciation of contemporary issues in tertiary education curriculum design and implementation.


Indicative content will include:

  • Curriculum Theories and Discourses
  • Program-Level Curriculum Design Models
  • Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Design and Implementation in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training
Replacing Course(s) EDUC6213
Transition Students who have completed EDUC6213 will be given credit for this course as equivalent.
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching Methods Integrated Learning
Assessment Items
  • Case Studies - Curriculum analysis and design portfolio
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 EDUC6452

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