Master of Instructional Leadership

  • CRICOS code: 084959E

What will I study?


Built on the ground-breaking work of Professor John Hattie and Professor Stephen Dinham, the course has a strong focus on evidence-based practices and education research. You will be taught by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after education professional and thought leader.

Over the course of the program, you will gain evidence-based skills to transform and improve teaching and learning. Through the course, you will learn how to manage and develop your team, and discover innovative approaches to school management.

Study structure

The flexible structure of the Master of Instructional Leadership, with a range of electives, provides rounded training in the leadership field. The course can be completed via either a coursework or research pathway. For flexibility around professional or family commitments, we also offer the Master of Instructional Leadership on a part-time or full-time basis. Domestic students are highly encourage to enrol part time over two years to complete the Masters.

Please note: Mid-year entry into the course is only available to students who are currently enrolled in or have graduated from the Professional Certificate in Instructional Leadership

Coursework pathway
  • 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time
  • 100 points of coursework, comprising:
    • 7 x compulsory 12.5 point subjects (including the 25 point capstone component)
    • 1 x 12.5 point elective.
Research pathway
  • 2 years part-time
  • 100 points of coursework, comprising:
    • 4 x core 12.5 point subjects
    • 1 x 12.5 point research methodology subject
    • 1 x 37.5 point research project.
How will I study?

The Master of Instructional Leadership has been designed around the lives of working professionals. The delivery mode of our course is face-to-face classes on the Parkville campus, running as two full day intensives on Friday's and Saturday's for core subjects.

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