Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Education


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


This Master of Education specialisation focuses on leadership practices and policy development within educational contexts. Taking units within this specialisation will deepen the knowledge of those interested in leading educational initiatives and institutions and expand their knowledge of leading, managing and administering capable educational organisations.


In order to graduate from D6002 Master of Education with a specialisation in educational leadership and policy students must complete two or three enhanced professional learning units as follows (24 or 36 points):

(a.) at least one of the following:

  • EDF5635 Leading capable organisations
  • EDF5636 Leading organisational decision making

(b.) one or two (depending on what is completed at (a.) above) from the following:

  • EDF5637 Inner leadership: Understanding self and others
  • EDF5657 Indigenous perspectives in professional practice
  • EDF5661 Designing learning for adults
  • EDF5662 Leading local, rural and regional learning and participation
  • EDF5663 Education and globalisation in the Asian century

Refer to the course entry for full course requirements.

Relevant courses

D6002 Master of Education