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Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

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Shape your learning to suit individual interests and aspirations, allowing you to influence the future of education your way. When you study the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership at UNSW, you’ll deepen your knowledge of educational leadership theory, research, policy and practice. Stand out as a leader and grow your career.
Commencing Terms
Term 1, 2 & 3
Duration
0.7 Year(s)
Delivery Mode
Face-to-face (includes blended), Online
Campus
Kensington
Codes
Program code 7960
CRICOS code 068874K
Entry Requirements
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Fees
Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this program
2024 Indicative CSP first year fee
$2,500*
2024 Indicative CSP fee to complete degree
$2,500*
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Overview

Are you seeking to hone your knowledge of the latest theory and research that informs educational leadership practice? The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is a short and flexible degree of professional development in educational leadership theory, research, policy and practice.

You will be encouraged to share your own research and experience with other students to better understand and develop leadership roles. The degree includes a wide range of electives, allowing you to tailor your course to suit your individual educational leadership interests and aspirations. 

The Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is designed for aspiring and current educational leaders.

Why study at UNSW?

This degree will instil principles that you can apply to your own professional leadership context.

Program Code
7960
CRICOS Code
068874K
Campus
Kensington
Total Units of Credit (UOC)
24
Indicative Enrolments
5

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Entry requirements

  • A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching)

OR

  • A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.

Credit Transfer

The maximum credit transfer in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is 50% (that is,12 UOC). Recognised courses must have been completed within the last ten years, provided the content is relevant and/or meet NESA requirements.

English language requirements

 

You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on your educational background and citizenship. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If you’re completing an Australian Year 12 qualification (e.g. NSW HSC or equivalent), you do not need to provide anything extra to prove your proficiency. Your qualification will be used as evidence of your English proficiency.

If you do need to provide evidence of your English proficiency, this will be indicated in your application. You can prove this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

  • A recognised Bachelor degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification (e.g. Graduate Diploma of Education or Master of Teaching)

OR

  • A four year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for Graduate teacher status in NSW.

Credit Transfer

The maximum credit transfer in the Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership is 50% (that is,12 UOC). Recognised courses must have been completed within the last ten years, provided the content is relevant and/or meet NESA requirements.

English language requirements


You may be asked to provide evidence of your English proficiency to study at UNSW depending on whether you are from an English-speaking background or non-English speaking background. English language skills are vitally important for coping with lectures, tutorials, assignments and examinations - this is why UNSW requires a minimum English language competency for enrolment.

If English is not your first language, you’ll need to provide proof of your English proficiency before you can be given an offer to study at UNSW. You can do this by providing evidence that you meet one or more of the following criteria:

If you need to improve your English skills before you start your degree, UNSW College’s Academic English Programs are for you. The programs are suitable for various English levels and help you prepare for university studies and life in Australia.

Check the specific English language requirements for this program

Full program structure

Future careers

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How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.

Ready to start your application?

For most international students, applications are submitted via our Apply Online service. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term.

Some high-demand programs with limited places, may have an earlier application deadline or may have an earlier commencement date. For more information visit our international applicant information page.

Ready to start your application?

Fees & Scholarships

Commonwealth Supported Places

2024 Indicative CSP First Year Fee

$2,500*

2024 Indicative CSP Fee to Complete Degree

$2,500*

All places within this degree are Commonwealth supported. This means that if you receive an offer from UNSW Sydney as a domestic student, you will have a substantial proportion of your fees  subsidised by the Australian government. Start your application today with our guide on how to apply

2024 Indicative First Year Full Fee
$15,500*
2024 Indicative Full Fee to Complete Degree
$15,500*

*The indicative Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) fees are an estimate based on the relevant student contribution band/s for a Commonwealth Supported Place undertaking a standard full-time load of 48 units of credit per year (1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load/1 EFTSL). To find out more about Commonwealth Supported Places visit Postgraduate Commonwealth Support.

Indicative fees are a guide only and have been calculated based on the typical enrolment patterns of students undertaking the degree/program. The indicative fee listed here is an estimate for tuition only and excludes non-tuition fees and charges. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year of enrolment, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (48 units of credit (UOC) per year).

You should not rely on indicative fees as fee increases are assessed when required and may exceed the indicative figures listed here. Actual fees are calculated on enrolment. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

2024 Indicative First Year Fee
$21,000*
2024 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree
$21,500*

*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed here.

Indicative fees to complete the program include tuition plus an estimate of study-related costs of approximately $1,000 per year. To find out more about other costs, visit UNSW International.

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