University Handbook 2018

Master of Educational Leadership and Management

Course code/s: Melbourne (EDMELC)

Course Details
Location Melbourne
Course/Discipline Coordinator Dr Martha Kamara
Course Code EDMELC
Available to International Students Yes
CRICOS 031707G
Course Duration 2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent
Credit Points 240 points
Exchange Opportunity  
Leave of Absence Available  
Course Queries Current students: ASK La Trobe
Prospective students: Future Students

Program description

The course is designed for aspiring educational leaders and those interested in understanding more about management and leadership within educational contexts. The focus is on improving knowledge and understanding by relating theory and best practice to participants own contexts and situations, thus enabling development of the skills and competencies necessary to refine and improve practice.

Participants in the program come from a range of educational settings including higher education, TAFEs, as well as primary and secondary schools within Australia and overseas. International and comparative perspectives on organisations form a particular focus of the program.

Admission requirements

Applicants with a three year Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification are eligible for entry to the full 240 credit point program consisting of 120 credit points of fourth-year level Education subjects and 120 credit points from the course structure below.

Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, an Honours degree, or a relevant graduate diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for advanced standing entry to a 120 credit point program.

Course requirements

The 240 credit point program may be taken over two years full-time or three to six years part-time.

Students must not exceed 60 credit points per semester.

Applicants with a relevant fourth-year qualification receive 120 credit points of advanced standing and take a 120 credit point program over one year full-time or two to three years part-time.

Course structure

The course is available by all coursework or a combination of coursework and a minor thesis.

To assist with planning your enrolment, download a PDF copy of the study plan guide here: Master of Educational Leadership and Management (EDMELC) Melbourne 2018 [PDF 120 KB]

Note: LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.

First year

First year
Semester 1 /
Semester 2
  EDU level 4 or level 5 subjects equalling 120 credit points

Second year

Second year
Semester 1/
Semester 2
Research Methods in Education (30 cps) (WK 10-25 or WK 37-52) (15 cps) Subject from List B (15 cps)
Up to 30 credit points from List A Subject from List B (15 cps) Subject from List B (15 cps)

WK = Week

*Subject run at night

List A

List A
EDU5IEP (S2) International Education Policy and Management (30 credit points
EDU5LTB (S1) Leadership and Team Building
EDU5MOC (WK) Managing Organisational Change

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK = Weeks 20-21

Elective Subjects

List B
EDU5LDI (WK1) Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion
EDU5BSP (S1) Building Strategic Organisational Partnerships (30 credit points)
EDU4CDD (WK2) Curriculum Development and Design
EDU5GE (S2) Gender and Education
EDU5PP (WK3) Pedagogical Principles and Practice
EDU5PCL (S2) Critical Perspectives in Curriculum Leadership
EDU5MTA (S1) Minor Thesis A# (30 cps)
EDU5MTB (S2) Minor Thesis B# (30 cps)
EDU5MTH (S1 or S2) Minor Thesis# (60 cps)

S1 = Semester 1, S2 = Semester 2, WK1 = Weeks 32-38, WK2 = Weeks 30-40, WK3 = Week 3, # The minor thesis may be taken part-time over one year or full-time over one semester.

Some subjects may not be available.

Classes with less than 20 students may not run.


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