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Overview

Acquire an understanding of theories of educational management and leadership, and of organisational behaviour and change processes and their impact on organisations.

This specialisation is ideal if you want to further develop your skills in an educational organisation, management or leadership position and aimed those from primary and secondary schools, as well as those involved in higher education, social work and human resource development. You will become familiar with a range of management issues and their relationship to other developments in education, the economy and society; develop skills in the analysis of policy developments and factors affecting the implementation of management policies. Subject to meeting progression requirements in the graduate diploma, you may apply to transfer to the Master of Education.

Subject areas
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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing dates

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

Candidates are required to complete a total of 36 credit points (cp), including: a minimum of 18 cp (3 units of study) of core units; and a minimum of 12 cp (2 units of study) of elective units from the Educational Management and Leadership Units of Study Table and the maximum of 6 cp (1 unit of study) from any specialisation within the Master of Education

Units of Study

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature requires: (i) a Bachelor of Education from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies, or professional experience equivalent to one year full-time in a field considered by the Faculty to be appropriate to the program of study; or (ii) a bachelor's degree and either the Graduate Diploma in Education or Bachelor of Teaching or Master of Teaching from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification; or (iii) a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification and either the completion of postgraduate studies, or professional experience equivalent to two years full-time in a field considered by the Faculty to be appropriate to the program of study.
Future study options

Continue onto the Master of Education (Educational Management and Leadership).

Career Pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies has been designed to further the careers of teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers within specific areas of education practice. Graduates will have the skills and knowledge to further their careers as teaching professionals, educational administrators, researchers and policymakers within specific areas of education practice.

Domestic students

International students

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