4 x 6-hour lectures per semester
1 Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1a Admission into GCOL-Graduate Certificate in Organisational Learning
1b Admission into MPA-Master of Public Administration
1c Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1d Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1e Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1f Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1g Admission into MEDECP-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) [1.5 years]
1h Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1i Admission into GCELM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management)
1j Admission into GCEWS-Graduate Certificate in Education
1k Admission into MEDLMOS-Master of Educational Leadership and Management
1l Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1m Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1o Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1p Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1q Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1r Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years]
1s Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1t Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1u Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
1v Admission into GCEWM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1w Admission into MEDHE-Master of Education (Higher Education)
1x Admission into MEDHEP-Master of Education (Higher Education) [1.5 years]
1y Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
2 Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
2a Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2b Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2c Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2d Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2e Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDES9615, EDUC9602 has been successfully completed
Topic description

This topic has been developed to provide an academic pathway towards becoming an effective and competent leader in the field of education. Leaders and leadership examines the concept of leaders and leadership within organisational settings. Approaches to the study of leadership are investigated and selected models are analysed. There is a significant emphasis on the impact of effective leadership on organisational performance. The topic encourages the development of an individual leadership style based on contemporary leadership theory. The topic is designed to facilitate critical thinking and debate and provide students with the most recent and advanced knowledge in the area of leadership.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Examine the body of literature and address the key issues relating to leaders and leadership
  • Provide students with an understanding of the concepts, knowledge and skills necessary for leadership
  • Explore current models and perspectives on leadership
  • Enable students to pursue areas of interest in the field relating to leadership and management
  • Facilitate critical thinking debate relating to issues in leadership and management
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Discuss traditional theories and concepts of leadership
  2. Explain the most recently developed leadership philosophies
  3. Elaborate on leadership as it applies in a range of circumstances and cultures
  4. Apply leadership concepts through critical thinking and debate
  5. Examine their own leadership skills in the light of the research
  6. Discuss individual leadership, team leadership and organisational leadership

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.