Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership

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Reshmika Lal

Senior Curriculum Leader, Mission Heights Junior College
Master of Educational Leadership student

“It has been helpful that AUT could offer me options that work around school workload and family. Being able to study at the AUT South Campus helps, as it means less travel for me”.

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership sits within, and progresses to, the Master of Educational Leadership. It has a focus on the leadership of learning and one other related area of educational leadership of your choice.

  • Offered at the North and South campuses
  • Flexible blended format with a mixture of whole day classes and online support and activities. Some papers also include a small number of evening classes.
  • Students may also wish to continue into the Master of Educational Leadership.

Programme code: AK1052
Level: 8
Points: 60
Duration: 1/2 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Venue: Flexible mode including North Campus and South Campus
Start date: 26 February 2018 / 16 July 2018

Entry requirements

Completed one of the following:

  • Relevant bachelor's degree
  • Relevant graduate diploma
  • Relevant professional qualification or professional experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

An applicant must have completed the entry requirement with a minimum of a B grade average or higher in papers at level 7 or equivalent. All applicants must have at least three years of relevant professional experience

Structure and content

The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Leadership consists of four papers:


EDLD901 Conceptualisations of Educational Leadership [compulsory]
EDLD802 Leading in Diverse Cultures and Communities
EDLD803 Reflecting on Professional Practice as an Educational Leader
EDLD804 Organisational Culture and Educational Leadership

Career opportunities

Graduates will have enhanced leadership capabilities, which could help open up greater opportunities for leadership roles in educational organisations from the early childhood, compulsory or tertiary sectors to government, corporate or consultancy settings.

You may also wish to continue in the area of educational leadership by progressing into the Master of Educational Leadership.

Note: this qualification does not provide eligibility for provisional teacher registration.

Last updated: 06-Nov-2017 2.28pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.