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Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership

Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership

A qualification designed for managers corporate services and other school leaders.

The Institute, in partnership with Deakin University, is offering the Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership.

Suitable for anyone managing the business of education, including principals, deputy principals and managers corporate services, this program will help you lead diverse teams, adapt to change and work collaboratively to achieve improved governance and business outcomes in your workplace.

Recognised nationally and internationally, the qualification comprises four units which may be completed as stand alone or as part of the whole qualification:

  • ELT 700 Education Business Planning and Capacity Building
  • ELT 701 Governance in Education
  • ELT 703 Understanding Funding and Finance for Educational Outcomes
  • ELT 702 Leading Strategy and Change in Education

Each unit is offered as a stand-alone unit.  The four units can build towards the whole qualification over four or more semesters if desired.



  • Be recognised for the work you do with a qualification contextualised for education
  • Increase your confidence to meet the demands of your business leadership role
  • Build your capacity through workplace learning
  • Enhance your career progression
  • Expand your professional network drawing on the practices, knowledge and skills of others.

Do you believe your learning from this course will lead to change that will support whole school improvement?

Why should principals and managers corporate services enrol in this course?

What are your personal reflections?

What have been the benefits of the course work?

How has your course work influenced the processes and practices in your school?

Have you found the course content and presenters engaging? 

Full video - the Rossmoyne Senior High School experience


    Stand-alone units or
    four units over four
    semesters for whole

    Four days face to face
    Two workshops per unit

    $2 650 per unit



Previous participant testimonial

Lee Masters now thinks differently about her role in school leadership. The Carine Senior High School Manager Corporate Services understands just how crucial it is to the success of a school.

Lee  is completing the Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership offered by the Institute in partnership with Deakin University. She says the course has a high degree of rigour and is focused on expanding the knowledge and changing set thinking patterns of the participants.

“I am now more confident about my position and the input that is required of me as a leader,” Lee says.

“When an issue arises I can discuss and present evidence about how it will affect the school’s finances and the implications of decisions.”

May 2017

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