Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this course 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 course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

Course codeD6004
Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleMLdrshp
CRICOS code083044A
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT

This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years, and enrolment must be continuous.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton, Hong Kong, Singapore)
Multi-modal (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Monash Connect: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274)

Faculty of EducationFaculty of Education (

Course coordinator

Student advisersStudent advisers (


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


This course develops professionals working across learning contexts to lead learning communities. It develops participants to be key players in organisations and communities, to learn and adapt to changing circumstances and to innovate their way into their future. They learn the skills and apply the practices that lead and inspire others to learn specialist skills and knowledge to build individuals and communities that are productive and resilient.


  • Community learning
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • General leadership studies*
  • Language education
  • Organisational learning
  • Principal preparation

Note: Some specialisations may not be offered in every year.

Visit the LeadershipLeadership ( area of study for details.

*This is a generalist degree.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:

(1.) examine relationships between leaders and educators and between leadership and learning within organisations

(2.) evaluate a variety of leadership concepts and various models of leading professional and community learning areas of specialist knowledge

(3.) articulate theoretical and systematic understanding regarding the conditions that promote leadership in learning contexts, and strategies for leading learning and teaching in these contexts

(4.) demonstrate advanced skills in specialist knowledge areas

(5.) demonstrate comprehensive and critical appreciation of historical, contextual and political perspectives that influence the purposes and practices associated with specialist knowledge areas

(6.) appreciate the breadth and complexity of leadership-related tasks associated with developing learning across local, national and international contexts

(7.) apply innovative learning and teaching methods and evaluation in formal, informal and non-formal contexts

(8.) synthesise and communicate ideas at an advanced academic level

(9.) articulate a philosophy and orientation practice and identify professional learning needs as learning leaders

(10). lead, innovate and promote practices which engender change and social transformation around learning.

Professional recognition

The language education specialisation is endorsed by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) ( to enable qualified teachers, who successfully complete all course requirements including professional experience, to become registered as specialist teachers.


This course consists of four 12-point units comprising leadership studies, specialist knowledge development and application.


Students must complete:

(A.) two core leadership units (24 points):

(B.) units in a specialisation, or any two units from any of the available specialisations to complete a general award (24 points)

For the units required, refer to the link under 'Specialisations'.

Refer to the course mapscourse maps ( for guidance on how to plan your unit enrolment for each semester of study.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit this course early and apply to graduate with the following, provided they have satisfied the requirements for that award:

  • Graduate Certificate of Education Studies after successful completion of 24 points of study.


Master of Leadership
Master of Leadership in Community Learning
Master of Leadership in Curriculum and Pedagogy
Master of Leadership in Language Education
Master of Leadership in Organisational Learning
Master of Leadership in Principal Preparation

The actual award conferred depends on the specialisation completed.