Course details

CRICOS course code: 084793M

Level of study: Postgraduate


The education sector requires leaders who are knowledgeable in educational leadership, management and administration. The Master of Educational Leadership is a research driven, practical program designed to support current and aspiring educational leaders who wish to enhance their capacity within the context of their professional setting and meet Australian Professional Standards for Principals (APSP). This program explores new concepts and approaches to teaching and learning that highlight the partnership of teachers and administrators in building a culture of leadership in schools.

You can select appropriate units to meet your needs. Graduates have been successful in gaining promotion and/or admission to doctoral study.

It can be completed with or without a named specialisation.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • management and administration
  • educational leadership
  • policy development

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,824 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 37,236; Unit fee: 3,103
Jan 2023 1.5 years
Read more1.5 years - 2 years full-time

Full time
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

Applicants must have completed the equivalent of a:

  • Bachelor degree in Education; or
  • Bachelor degree in an area other than Education and a recognised teaching qualification.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 7.0; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 65 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet-based TOEFL (TOEFL iBT) Overall 94 minimum 21 in writing, 18 in speaking, 13 in reading and 12 in listening

ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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