Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership

Postgraduate coursework

Study contemporary education issues whilst expanding your critical thinking skills. Enrol to study a Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Duration

1 year part time

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

This Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership is grounded in contemporary practices and current issues in education policy. Participants will learn how to lead diverse teams and gain a comprehensive, contemporary and theoretical knowledge that will enable business leaders to develop and enact strategic planning with intuitive financial and governance practices.

This education business course will also help you become more confident in business leadership roles, and enhance your career progression options. You will gain insights into planning for resource implications that impact educational outcomes and learn essential strategies to use in the profession. The course is focused on ensuring accountability to a broad range of stakeholders in education.

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Course structure

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

  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

    Key information

    Award granted
    Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership
    Year

    2020 course information

    Deakin code
    E556
    Level
    Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)

    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 Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 3 - November

    • Start date: November
    • Available at:
      • 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.

    Participation requirements

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

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

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

    • a bachelor degree from an approved tertiary institution; or
    • qualifications deemed to be equivalent
     

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    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 the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 4 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your Immediate Family Members may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.

    Learn more about Deakin’s 15% postgraduate bursary

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    How to apply

    Apply through Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


    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


    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.


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    Can I speak to someone in person about my study options?

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    Am I eligible for a scholarship with this course?

    Scholarships are available for domestic and international students at all study levels. Find a scholarship that works for you.

    Can I claim recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this course?

    In some courses, you can reduce your overall study time and tuition cost by getting your work and previous study experience recognised as recognition of prior learning (RPL).

    Why choose Deakin

    Career outcomes

    Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership will develop theoretical and practical skills required of educational business leaders in the current Australian and global contexts of education.

    Graduates will advance their capabilities through each unit that may lead to leadership and management roles in education and other industries. Graduates of the Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership also may utilise this course to enter higher university qualifications.

    For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT '

    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.

    Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

    Apply practice-based, specialist knowledge to contemporary education business and planning to develop theoretical evidence-based strategies that lead change and process improvements

    Communication

    Employ a range of communication skills and strategies to engage with diverse stakeholders in order to build transparency, trust and collaboration in a variety of educational and organisational settings

    Digital literacy

    Apply a range of digital technologies to research, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within a variety of educational and organisational settings

    Critical thinking

    Draw on professional experience and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to make critically informed judgements in relation to professional educational policy and practice

    Problem solving

    Use professional experience and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to analyse, evaluate and articulate solutions to authentic problems in educational practice

    Self-management

    Engage in ongoing reflective practice to enhance practical and theoretical knowledge of leadership and management in a variety of educational and organisational settings

    Teamwork

    Utilise teamwork theories to build collective efficacy as adaptable educational leaders and team members in order to navigate change and ambiguity

    Global citizenship

    Analyse ethical frameworks and practices in global, national and local systems and communities to support diverse stakeholders to meet educational outcomes

    Approved by Faculty Board 2019

     

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