English language requirements
IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5
1 year part time
Current Deakin Students
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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.Read More
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
2021 course information
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
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.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
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
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
Fees and scholarships
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.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of study. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. 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 tuition fees.
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.
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.
How to apply
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.
Why choose Deakin
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.
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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|
|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|
|Apply a range of digital technologies to research, analyse, report, evaluate and communicate within a variety of educational and organisational settings|
|Draw on professional experience and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to make critically informed judgements in relation to professional educational policy and practice|
|Use professional experience and multidisciplinary theoretical frameworks to analyse, evaluate and articulate solutions to authentic problems in educational practice|
|Engage in ongoing reflective practice to enhance practical and theoretical knowledge of leadership and management in a variety of educational and organisational settings|
|Utilise teamwork theories to build collective efficacy as adaptable educational leaders and team members in order to navigate change and ambiguity|
|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