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.

Choose an education leadership course that will get you work ready

Want to make a positive impact on education in Australia and around the world? Learn from experienced industry experts who are engaged in contemporary research. Enhance your options for a career in school leadership by refining and expanding your current skillset in an industry-relevant course.


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, masters 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

Are you a school leader or aspiring to be one? The education leadership program offers you the opportunity to upskill in education and allied areas. Develop your skills and confidence in leadership and management, and be prepared to take your career to the next level.

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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#1 in Australia for education and educational research*

Deakin is ranked #5 globally and #1 in Australia for education and educational research by U.S. News and World Report, a global authority in education rankings. You can be assured that what you learn at Deakin 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.

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*U.S. News & World Report, Best Global Universities Subject Rankings 2022–2023