Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) (exit only)

  • Effective from: 2019
  • Approved Abbreviation: GradDipEd(Lead)
  • Western Sydney University Program Code: 1728
  • AQF Level: 8

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) is an exit point on completion of 80 credit points of study selected from Master of Education (Leadership).

The Graduate Diploma in Education (Leadership) explores recent developments in theory, policy and practice relating to educational leadership across early childhood, primary, secondary, tertiary, TAFE, community-based and other professional settings. We recognise that leadership emerges and is enacted in diverse ways and in relationships and is crucial for fostering change and educational transformation. Students will review, analyse, and apply advanced knowledge and skills for leadership to a range of complex problems in workplaces and professional practice. They will initiate and implement innovations to improve learning outcomes in workplace settings, generate solutions and communicate these to diverse audiences. This program is delivered through a combination of online and intensive on-campus teaching methods.

Study Mode

Two years part-time.

Program Advice

Dr Roberto Parada

Prospective students should visit the following websites for general enquiries about this program.

Enquire about this program| Local Admission | International Admission |


Campus Attendance Mode Advice
Penrith Campus Part Time Internal See above
Online Part Time Online See above


This is an exit point only from Program Master of Teaching (Leadership).

Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 80 credit points which include the subjects listed below.

Fields of Study Subjects

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 7027Leading Change10
TEAC 7100Principles and Practices of Evaluation10
TEAC 7026Designing Curriculum Futures10
TEAC 7063Leadership, Mentoring and Professional Growth10
TEAC 7068Learning and Teaching in Challenging Contexts10

Plus four additional subjects from the following programs, in consultation with your Academic Program Advisor

Master of Education (Social Ecology)
Master of Inclusive Education
Master of Education (STEM)