Graduate Certificate of Educational Business Leadership

Course summary for local students

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Year2015 course information
Award granted Graduate Certificate of Educational Business Leadership
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes

1 year part time

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2015$8,300* - Full-fee paying place
LevelPostgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries


Cloud (online) 
Tel 03 5227 1359  

Deakin course code E556

New course commencing 2015

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Educational Business Leadership will be an applied course, grounded in contemporary practices and current issues in education policy, educational institutions and education work. It will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the essential components of business requirements in educational leadership.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

Fee help information for post graduate students information is available on the Deakin web site fee help information

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Educational Business Leadership will possess theoretical and practical skills required of educational business leaders in the current Australian and global contexts of education.  Graduates will develop the capabilities required to ensure that education business meets its educational aims and needs; is focused on students, learning and teaching; is efficient and effective, while ensuring accountability to a broad range of stakeholders in education.

For more information go to 'My Course My Career'

Course rules

To be awarded a Graduate Certificate of Educational Business Leadership, a student must successfully complete 4 credit points of core units as detailed below.

Course structure

ELT702Leading Strategy and Change in Education

ELT703Understanding Funding and Finance for Educational Outcomes

ELT700Education Business Planning and Capacity Building

ELT701Governance in Education


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Entry requirements - specific

To be eligible for entry into the Graduate Certificate of Educational Business Leadership applicants require a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution or equivalent:

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline area; or 5 years relevant professional experience within the last 10 years.

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.

To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever if the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage.