Master of Tertiary Education (Management)

Course overview

  • 2 years part time
  • Online
  • Available to domestic and international students
  • Term 1 Intake - January


The Master of Tertiary Education (Management) will provide you with specialised skills and knowledge for successful leadership and management in tertiary sector institutions.

The course draws on the latest evidence-based research in tertiary education leadership and management and is taught by leading international experts, giving you access to global expertise and perspectives.

Who is this course for?

This course is for academic leaders and senior administrative and professional managers in universities and vocational education and training institutions. This includes those in roles such as:

  • Head of School
  • Head of Department
  • Senior Educator or Program Director
  • General Manager of a faculty, school, department or unit
  • Director within a faculty, school, department or unit.

International students are welcome to study this course. However, please note that this course is not available to international students who require a student visa to study in Australia as it does not meet the onshore study requirements and it is not registered with CRICOS.

Course aims

We’ve designed this course to help current leaders, and those aspiring to be leaders, to gain more confidence in leading teams, influencing policy, planning institutional strategy and managing change within institutions.

The course aims to provide concepts, insights and practical skills for leading and managing successfully in tertiary sector institutions. It offers expert perspectives on tertiary education systems, policy settings and institutional strategies in a national and international context.


The Master of Tertiary Education (Management) is part of a highly flexible suite of related courses, designed for you to study to the level that suits your learning and career goals. You may also be interested in the following courses: