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 - 2018 (Online)
Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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
  • This course replaces EDUC6032. If you have successfully completed EDUC6032 you cannot enrol in this course.
Assessment Items
  • Essay: Essay: Trends in Australian Education Policy
  • Written Assignment: Term Paper: Analysis of the impact of policy on school leadership

Contact Hours


Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Course Materials
  • Australian School Leadership Today
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6352
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