Education leadership


Engage critically with current research to facilitate social justice outcomes, enhance student learning and make informed choices about leadership. You’ll learn how to respond to local circumstances in ways that embrace gender, race and cultural diversity.

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Get work-ready

Enhance your leadership career options. Refine and expand your current skillset through our industry-relevant courses. You'll be taught by industry experts who are highly experienced and engaged in contemporary research, working to improve the quality of learning to make a positive impact on education in Australia and around the world.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

This course was a practical and very professional course. It helped to improve our educational outcomes for the betterment of the students.

Garry Coyte, Principal, St Bedes College, Melbourne

Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership graduate

Career opportunities

The education leadership program offers professional learning to leaders and aspiring leaders in education and allied areas. Graduates are more confident in leadership and management and prepared to take their career to the next level. The Master of Education (Leadership and Management) also provides a direct pathway to PhD level study.

Discover the education and teaching course for you

Our education and teaching course finder tool makes it easy for you to find the right course. By answering just a few questions, the tool will provide you with the best options to match your career goals and interests.

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A world-class education

Deakin's education discipline is ranked 32nd in the world by the prestigious QS World University Rankings (by subject 2020), so you can be assured that what you learn is relevant to the sector and your career.

Research with us

We have partnerships to help you develop innovative research. With links to schools, professional associations and government departments, we’ll help bring your ideas to life.

Learn more about researching with us

Deakin alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about our alumni postgraduate bursary

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*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
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~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)