Education

Master of Education (Leadership and Innovation)

CRICOS 113061C
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What is a Master of Education (Leadership and Innovation)?

The Master of Education (Leadership and Innovation) enhances expertise in contemporary educational leadership practices and innovative approaches. It offers theoretical and practical insights for identifying and responding to educational challenges, leveraging technology in modern learning settings.
This course develops advanced technical skills and knowledge, providing ongoing professional development for educators as a foundation for effective leadership. It explores contemporary innovations, with a focus on analysing and critiquing existing approaches. Teachers, education practitioners and professionals will upskill, enhance research ability and develop proficiency in specific areas of education theory and practice.The course includes a solid foundation in the research of inclusion, leadership, and social justice, providing knowledge and skills to students to be empowered to enact change in program, policy, and project design.

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Learning outcomes

  • Apply innovative solutions, technology initiatives, design thinking and research skills to complex educational opportunities and challenges.
  • Justify and communicate complex educational problems to optimise inclusive teamwork.
  • Apply evidence based best practice to drive project based educational transformation.
  • Model inclusive leadership to impact change in a professional learning context.
  • Demonstrate mastery of the person-centred approach to a diverse range of education contexts.
  • Apply specialised knowledge and skills to design and evaluate inclusive learning environments.
  • Analyse diverse sources of data to inform and assess stakeholders' learning across diverse educational contexts.
Study mode
Online, On campus
Campus locations*
Melbourne, Sydney, Online
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Our Education academics understand where the industry is heading and will guide you on your learning journey.

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Work to achieve social change
As a qualified educator, you have a real opportunity to generate positive change and shape your local community.

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Personal approach
Small class sizes, Success Coaches and personal support from your lecturer mean you’re not just another number at our university.
Discover Education at Torrens University Australia. Hear from our Program Director Jeannette Keser and Learning Facilitator Thu Dang as they take you through our postgraduate offerings in Education.
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Career opportunities

You will be prepared for advanced career options within the education profession, in leadership and management, lead teacher, education policy and consultancy, or academia roles. You will have career opportunities within governmental education departments and non-governmental local and global education organisations.

Potential career paths

  • Education Lead
    Average salary: $103,627 - $140,150
  • Teacher Aide
    Average salary: $55,083 - $65,552
  • Consultancy
    Average salary: $100,000 - $171,250
  • Policy Development
    Average salary: $96,578 - $141,372
  • Education Services
    Average salary: $78,905 - $137,779
  • Community Development Project Officer
    Average salary: $79,781 - $100,890
  • Research Officer
    Average salary: $83,900 - $112,190
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I am passionate about fostering a sense of belonging and wellbeing among our community of learners. Believing that cultivating strong supportive inclusive relationships leads to academic success.
Jeannette Keser
Program Director, Education

Subjects and units

Delivered on campus or online, this course comprises 10 core subjects and 2 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Technology and Education | TED403
  • Educational Contexts and Professional Identities | ECP404 
  • Design Thinking | EEDUSD402
  • Social Justice in Action | EEDUSD400 
  • Innovation for Education | IED402
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Becoming a High Achieving Professional Educator | EDUC6000 

Requirements

These two core subjects must be completed. Additionally you're required to select two electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Critical Literature Review | RES611 
  • Developing the Research Proposal | RES612

Requirements

Choose two elective subjects below in year two.

Elective subjects

  • Dyslexia | DYX403
  • Person Centred - Autism | EEDUSD401 
  • Understanding Neurodiversity | EEDUSD500 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Social Enterprise | DSGN6031
  • Social Behaviour and Cultural Factors in Public Health | PUBH6000
  • Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation | PUBH6007
  • Coaching and Positive Psychology | CPP614
  • Methodology and Design | RES613
  • Preliminary Research Thesis (Pre-requisite RES611) | RES614
  • Selfcare and Developing Resilience | SDR404 
  • Supporting Positive Learning Environments | SPL404 

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about education, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of education scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the education industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above

OR

A combination of formal (below AQF7) or non-formal qualifications and three years of relevant experience in an education or training professional role.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above or an equivalent overseas higher education qualification

OR

A combination of formal (below AQF7) or non-formal qualifications and three years of relevant experience in an education or training professional role.

Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent..

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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