Master of Educational Leadership (coursework and dissertation)

This course is suited to educators (government and non-government schools, universities and TAFE). It exposes students to theory as well as national and international educational practices enabling students to connect their learning with their own experiences, broaden their knowledge and enhance their skills and dispositions. It also provides an opportunity to develop specialised research skills as a basis for further professional enquiry.

Course structure

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; N/A = not available in 2021; NS = non-standard teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2022 or 2023.

Take all units (36 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1EDUC5610Human Resource Development in Education
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 12 weeks)
NSEDUC5612Leadership for Learning
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
seminars: 2 hours per week for 12 weeks; offshore as required
NS, S1EDUC5620Master's Dissertation (12 points)
Prerequisites:
enrolment in a master's degree in Education
Co-requisites:
EDUC5631 Approaches to Research
Incompatibility:
Nil.
independent self-directed learning, plus regular seminars
NSEDUC5631Approaches to Research
Prerequisites:
nil
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
25 hours compressed mode over 4 full days; offshore as required
NSEDUC5658Globalising Education Policy
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
12 x 2 hour online workshops

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Group A
AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
N/AEDUC5519Contemporary Reforms in Education
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
24 hours, a total of 150 hours total time commitment
N/AEDUC5606Advance Course in Rasch Measurement Theory
Prerequisites:
EDUC5638 Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories (formerly EDUC8638 Introduction to Rasch Measurement of Modern Test Theory)
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
vary widely depending on student's prior knowledge of statistics, mathematics and the software used
NSEDUC5608Integrating Pedagogy and Technology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2.5 hours per week for 10 weeks—face-to-face (50 per cent) and online (50 per cent)
S1EDUC5616International and Comparative Education
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks)
N/AEDUC5633Quantitative Inquiry
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
25 hours
N/AEDUC5634Qualitative Inquiry
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
25 hours
NSEDUC5636Assessment and Measurement
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 13 weeks)
N/AEDUC5637Measurement and Evaluation
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week (for 13 weeks)
N/AEDUC5638Introduction to Classical and Rasch Measurement Theories
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
online unit
NSEDUC5639Childhood and Adolescent Developmental Psychopathology
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures/seminars: 2 hours per week for 13 weeks
NS, S1EDUC5660Education Studies
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in Graduate Diploma in Professional Education 31310, Master of Education 30580, Master of Education (thesis and coursework) 31700, Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (articulated) 30240, Master of Educational Leadership (coursework and dissertation) 30520 and the Master of Educational Leadership (thesis and coursework) 31650
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
reading and conference sessions: 25 hours
 EDUC5661Education Studies
NSEDUC5678Improving Learning and Teaching in the Curriculum
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
lectures: 2.5 hours per week (for 10 weeks); offshore as required

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Note: This course is only available to re-enrolling students.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials and Communication and Research Skills modules

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module) and the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module is not required to repeat the module.

(3) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

English Language competency requirements

3.(1) To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

(2) Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 7.0 and no band less than 6.5.

Admission requirements

4.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;

and

(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;

and

(c) at least two years of professional experience in a relevant occupation; or

(2) completed a Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership or a Graduate Diploma in Professional Education at UWA.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6.(1) The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 30240 Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (articulated) (24 points)
  • 30520 Master of Educational Leadership (48 points)
  • 31310 Graduate Diploma in Professional Education (24 points)

(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Educational Leadership course before completing it, but after fulfilling the requirements of a lesser award in the above sequence, may apply for the relevant award.

Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 48 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the Communication and Research Skills module (the CARS module) when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for the first time are assigned the progress status of 'Suspended' by the Faculty.

(2) Students who fail to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8 for a second time are assigned the progress status of 'Excluded' by the Faculty.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.

Additional rules
External study

13. The Faculty may, in appropriate circumstances, permit a student to complete the course at an institution approved by the Academic Board for all or part of the prescribed period of study.

[Approved exception to University Policy]

Progression

14.(1) Students in the course by way of thesis and coursework are not permitted to proceed to EDUC5720 Master's Thesis (full-time)/EDUC5721 Master's Thesis (part-time) unless they have achieved an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.

(2) The Faculty may permit a student in the course by way of thesis and coursework who does not achieve the required standard set out in (1) to complete the course by way of coursework.

(3) Except as set out in Rule 15, a student in the course by way of coursework may apply to transfer to the course by way of thesis and coursework if they achieve an average mark of at least 65 per cent in three coursework units including a mark of at least 65 per cent in EDUC5631 Approaches to Research.

Course for offshore students

15. Offshore students are only permitted to complete the course by way of coursework and must choose units from a published subset.

Credit

16.(1) Subject to (3), the Faculty may grant credit—

(a) in the course by way of thesis and coursework, for coursework units to a total value of 12 points;

(b) in the course by way of coursework, for coursework units to a total value of 18 points.

(2) Within the overall credit limit, credit may be granted for work completed in courses provided by professional providers or private educational institutions to a maximum value of six points.

(3) Subject to University Policy students in the course by way of coursework who have completed a graduate diploma which articulates with this course are credited with all units completed in the diploma course.

[(1) and (2) are approved exceptions to University Policy]