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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMSchLdrshp
CRICOS code053992E
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2888 or email


This course is designed to meet the needs of teachers, assistant principals and principals who wish to prepare for successful and sustainable school leadership appointments.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • demonstrated engagement in regular personal and professional reflective practice according to guidelines provided
  • gained knowledge and understanding of recent research and/or professional developments related to their program of study
  • completed assessment tasks which demonstrate the ability to engage at an advanced academic level with topics relating to the specific unit being studied
  • developed skills in presentation to adult audiences that will enhance their preparedness for school leadership
  • developed skills in research methodologies appropriate to their action research project.


Students must complete four 12 point units.


Students complete:

  • EDF6901 Inner leadership: Understanding self and others
  • EDF6902 Leading learning communities
  • EDF6903 Understanding environments
  • EDF6904 Leading change: Professional action research project*

* Refer to the information under 'Progression to further studies'.

Progression to further studies

This course can provide a pathway to higher degree studies if minimum academic performance levels are met. Students may also be permitted to transfer into a 72-point Master of Education (by coursework or by coursework and research) prior to either commencing or completing unit EDF6904.


Master in School Leadership