Postgraduate coursework

Master of Professional Practice (Leadership)

A Master of Professional Practice (Leadership) is suitable for students progressing from the Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Leadership).

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

2 to 2.5 years part-time

Campuses

This course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode

Course information

The Master of Professional Practice (Leadership) is suitable for students who have progressed from the Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Leadership) or meet the additional entry requirements. In addition to completing the introductory unit and leadership research unit, successful students will complete ten professional practice credentials plus a research capstone unit, where students undertake a workplace-based research project on leadership.

Recognise the capabilities displayed by pivotal leaders, through integration of theoretical investigation and professional practice, within this specialist program. Learn to drive results while engaging others in the journey and transforming an organisation to deal with technology disruption, changing customer needs and turbulent external environments. The emphasis for this program is on developing relevant skills, contemporary knowledge, and real experience, to develop the business leaders of tomorrow.

Delivered wholly online via StartAnytime mode, this program that makes it ideal for busy professionals who want to study at their own pace and immediately apply the knowledge and skills obtained through the unit, in their own workplace. The Professional Practice Credential Assessment complements this course, where students provide evidence of their knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience for assessment, to obtain a suite of credentials that recognise their professional expertise.

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Course structure

The Master of Professional Practice (Leadership) requires the completion of 4 credit points of units and 10 Professional Practice credentials. For further information on credentials refer to the credentials tab below.

 

 

Core

  • Leadership Practice with Impact MPL700
  • Leadership Challenges MPL701
  • Credentials

    Students must successfully complete ten Professional Practice credentials which include two core credentials (Communications and Teamwork) plus a minimum of two Leadership Specialist Knowledge credentials and six elective credentials (Note: two elective credentials can be replaced with the remaining Leadership Specialist Knowledge credentials).

    Successful attainment of Professional Practice credentials is based on evidence provided from professional practice, hence recognition through authentic learning experiences. All professional practice credentials are linked to the Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes and will be assessed within the context of the leadership discipline. The credentials may be attempted separately or simultaneously and are assessed by an assessment panel that includes both academic and industry representatives. Please refer to the table below for the list of credentials.

    Master Credential Requirements
    Credentials Minimum Level*^ Currency*
    Core credentials
       
    CRCOM-A1 Communication 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRTWK-A1 Teamwork 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    Leadership Specialist Knowledge credentials    
    at least two from the following list:    
    CRLDP-A1 Lead and develop people 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CREMO-A1 Empower others 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRADC-A1 Adapt and change 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRDSR-A1 Drive strategic results 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    Elective credentials    
    CRDIL-A1 Digital literacy 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRCRI-A1 Critical thinking 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRPSV-A1 Problem solving 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRSMA-A1 Self-management 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRGCZ-A1 Global citizenship 5 (Advanced) 5 years
    CRPRE-A1 Professional ethics 5 (Advanced) 5 years

    Applicants who have not satisfied the level requirement, or who have successfully achieved the credential but not within the required timeframe may be permitted to seek re-credentialing.

    ^ There are five levels and these are aligned with recognized "exit points" from the education sector, the AQF, work levels and industry frameworks.  Level 5 is aligned to the AQF Masters Level.

    Capstone unit

  • Research Project 1B MPP702 (2 credit points)
  • Key information

    Award granted
    Master of Professional Practice (Leadership)
    Year
    2018 course information
    Deakin code
    M797
    Level
    Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
    Approval status

    The course is approved by the University pursuant to the Higher Education Standards Framework.

    Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Cloud (online)

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud (online)

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • Cloud (online)

    INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS – Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin’s Cloud Campus.

    Additional course information

    Course duration - additional information

    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Workload

    Successful students typically spend about 150 hours in learning and assessment for each one credit point unit. The time required to prepare evidence for credential assessment varies based on the student’s existing documentation.

    Try some of this course for free

    Trial this course on FutureLearn

    The coursework units in this course are delivered on FutureLearn, a highly flexible, easy-to-use online learning platform that connects you with Deakin Students and practitioners from all corners of the world for a truly global perspective.

    Units delivered on FutureLearn are broken down into easily-manageable two-week blocks, allowing you the flexibility to fit learning around your work and lifestyle.

    The first two-week block of this course is delivered for free, meaning you can get a taste for Deakin's world-class education before deciding to continue on to complete your course.

    Learn more about FutureLearn

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    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.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Entry requirement will be based on:

    • A Bachelor degree and at least five years of relevant work experience* OR
    • An associated Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice

    *full-time (or equivalent part-time) managerial, leadership in innovative or entrepreneurial business or ventures or equivalent

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated fee rate

    $13,900 tuition fees plus $4,950 for Professional Practice Credentials
    Learn more about fees and your options for paying.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    The course includes a combination of tuition fees for four credit points of study and 10 Professional Practice Credentials.

    Professional Practice degrees are designed for those who wish to be credentialed for outcomes towards which they have already made significant progress through their extensive experience in a relevant professional field.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

     

    Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes
    Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of contemporary leadership theory and practices, creating new discipline knowledge through applied research methods
     Communication Demonstrate advanced communication skills through the use of tools, techniques and media to gather data, and engage and inspire others
     Digital literacy Discover, analyse, synthesise and disseminate complex information, data and ideas to stakeholders, strategic partners and professional colleagues using a range of digital technologies and channels 
     Critical thinking Systematically and critically analyse and test leadership styles, models and theories to optimise leadership impact within a specific cultural and operational context to drive strategy
     Problem solving Apply advanced problem solving skills to conceptualise, design, construct and advocate for recommended innovative solutions for complex leadership related issues
     Self management Advance personal development and capacity as a leader to proactively drive and take responsibility for strategic results
     Teamwork Work across a range of professions, functions, contexts or teams to optimise collaborative outcomes, to improve strategic outcomes
     Global citizenship Define and reinforce the vision and values that orient collective effort, socially responsibility and ethical decision making

     

    Application information

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    PDF Application form - 306 KB

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Entry pathways

    The Graduate Certificate of Professional Practice (Leadership) is an alternative entry option for students wishing to attain a Master of Professional Practice (Leadership) but who have not completed a Bachelor Degree.

    Students who enrol in a Master Degree may transfer to the associated Graduate Certificate and graduate on completing the requirements for this course.

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