Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate, Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year part-time

  • Start date:

    Enquire now, for start dates!

  • Awarded by:

    Deakin University

  • Career Outcomes:

    Principal | Deputy Principal | Manager – Corporate Services |

Course Rundown

The Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership, offered by Deakin University, prepares students to pursue careers leading teams and achieving business outcomes in the education industry.

Throughout this online postgraduate course, you’ll learn about planning, governance, funding and finance in the context of an educational business, and discover how to lead strategy and change in education. The course is grounded in contemporary practices and current issues in education policy, and will provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to advance your leadership career.

The course consists of four core units and is delivered entirely online through Deakin University’s Cloud Campus.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements; AND
  • Entry will be based on performance in:
    • a Bachelor degree in any discipline; OR
    • at least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent).

What You’ll Learn

In this leadership course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Education Business Planning and Capacity Building
  • Governance in Education
  • Leading Strategy and Change in Education
  • Understanding Funding and Finance for Educational Outcomes

Why study with Deakin University?

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Student Support

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership from Deakin University.

Graduates are prepared to pursue positions leading teams, achieving goals and driving progress in the education business industry.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Deakin University offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Students can also pay fees upfront.