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What you will learn

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Educational leaders play a crucial role when supporting other educators in early childhood settings.

This Melbourne MicroCert equips early childhood leaders and aspiring leaders with the skills and evidence-based strategies to successfully lead others and drive quality improvement within early education.

Explore educational leadership models

Gain a research and policy-informed understanding of how educational leaders can assist quality improvement in early childhood education and care (ECEC). Explore educational leadership models and practices and how these impact both teacher effectiveness and child learning and development outcomes.

Gain strategies to help educators sustain quality practices

Examine key evidence-based teaching practices that support quality improvement and consider leadership strategies to help educators build and sustain quality programs and practices.

Adopt contemporary leadership techniques

Explore a range of leadership practices including reflective practice, coaching, mentoring and professional learning. Examine how to use these in your own professional context, to support educators’ planning, intentional teaching and assessment, as well as monitor their impact on child learning and development.

Who you will learn from

Learn from skilled academic and professional experts who will share invaluable knowledge you can use in your job.

Associate Professor Jane Page OAM

Associate Professor; Senior Researcher, REEaCh Hub

Jane has 30 years' experience in early childhood as a teacher, director and in academia. She has worked on and led numerous projects with state and local governments and the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority (VCAA) such as the Bastow Institute of Educational Leadership's Leading Learning in Early Childhood Settings program; and projects concerning quality pedagogy and the impact of evidence-based interventions for vulnerable children in Victoria and the Northern Territory.

More from this series

Take multiple courses to deepen your knowledge or stack towards a full degree.

The Educational Leadership in Early Childhood series

This series is designed for early childhood educators and educational leaders who want to enhance leadership qualities and practices. You'll gain practical insights that can help you drive better learning outcomes for children and better support and lead staff.

It offers a pathway into the Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Teaching. See course details for more information.

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For individuals

To take Leading Learning for Quality Improvement as a stand-alone Melbourne MicroCert, you'll pay the normal course price.

$750.00 AUD (inc GST)

Please contact Student Support to discuss discounts and payment options for University of Melbourne staff or alumni, or to pay by invoice.

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Registration closes Apr 30, 2023

For teams

If you have three or more team members who are keen to upskill with Leading Learning for Quality Improvement, get in touch to discuss pricing. For large groups, we can also deliver and contextualise this course exclusively for your organisation.

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1 May – 26 June 2023

Registration closes Apr 30, 2023

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