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Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)

Are you an educator or learning and development professional wishing to take the next step in your career? With the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership), you can choose your own path. This uniquely customisable course will support you to enhance your education practice, expand your career opportunities and reach your professional potential.

Learning and Leadership


The Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) is for educators or learning and development professionals looking to take the next step in their careers. Course curriculum is built around three key themes: Learning Practices, Leading Learning and Innovation, and Investigating Learning and Innovation. Guided by this structure, you can tailor the course, the learning outcomes and assessments to meet your own career development needs. Teaching is research-based, allowing you to benefit from UTS’s reputation as a research leader in professional and workplace learning. You’ll also study in technology-enhanced spaces alongside peers from a range of professional backgrounds.

Note: This course is not a teaching qualification. It is a course for those already in education, policy or learning and development who want to develop their career opportunities.

Capability Wrap and e-Portfolio

The Capability Wrap and e-Portfolio are custom-built tools we’ve developed to help you plan your course. The Capability Wrap houses a course learning plan in which you set goals and identify the learning outcomes you want to achieve. The e-Portfolio is a curated collection of your course achievements as they relate to your work and career goals, which you can keep adding to throughout your studies.

Read more: Master of Education Capability Wrap handbook (PDF, 1.64MB, 9 pages)


Why choose this course?

This course is suitable for candidates interested in learning and leading within the context of schools, corporate, government and non-government organisations, higher education, vocational education or professional bodies

  • Lead the way
    Prepare for leadership roles in schools, corporate, government and non-government organisations, higher education and vocational education settings, or professional bodies.
  • Tailor your course
    Choose from subjects across three key streams: Learning Practices, Leading Learning and Innovation, and Investigating Learning and Innovation.
  • Keep on working
    We offer a range of flexible study options for students juggling uni and a career, including part-time study, block mode and online learning.
  • Get the recognition you deserve
    Credit recognition of up to 24cp is available.
  • Track your progress
    With our unique e-Portfolio and Capability Wrap tools, you can keep a record of your achievements long after you graduate.   
  • Count your pennies
    UTS Alumni receive a 10% saving on tuition fees for full fee paying courses. See the Alumni Advantage Program for more.
  • Start your postgraduate study sooner by enrolling in an Autumn or Spring intake – whichever suits your situation best! Click for more information on how to apply to UTS postgraduate courses.

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Career options

Leadership, policy, educational, learning and development and training positions in schools, VET providers, higher education, universities, corporate sector, health services, government, community and non-governmental organisations, peak bodies, and professional associations.


1.5yrs FT, 3yrs PT, Face-to-Face. This course is taught in a blended mode, including block mode classes, supplemented with online activities. Ideal for busy professionals.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition may be granted for up to 24 credit points (four subjects) if you hold:

  • a bachelor’s degree and a postgraduate teaching qualification
  • a four-year pre-service teacher education qualification, including professional experience, equivalent to the qualifications required for graduate teacher status.

You can also gain credit recognition for all of the following subjects:

  • CBK91158 Electives (Learning and Leadership)
  • 013222 Designing Innovative Learning
  • 013226 Leading Innovative Practices.

Courses accredited by teacher education regulatory authorities are eligible for credit recognition. NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) is the regulatory authority in NSW – visit the website for a list of eligible degrees. In other states and territories, similar authorities provide lists of accredited four-year degrees or postgraduate teaching qualifications.

Credit recognition of other formal learning is assessed on a case-by-case basis and in line with the UTS Credit Recognition Policy.

Read more about credit recognition in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

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Student profiles

Christina King, UTS Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)Christina King
Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
Primary Teacher — Department of Education

“I decided to return to UTS to study the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) because of the practice-based approach offered by UTS courses.”

Michelle Sullivan, UTS:Education Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)Michelle Sullivan
Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
Teacher — IGS International Grammar School

“I chose the UTS Masters of Education (Learning and Leadership) as it addressed leading learning beyond the traditional educational sector.”

David Gauci, UTS Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)David Gauci
Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
Executive Director — Talent, Engagement and Development, Nielsen

“I specifically chose UTS because of the emphasis on integrating learning to my professional and personal context.”

Anurag Sethia, UTS Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)Anurag Sethia
Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
Learning and Development — NOKIA Australia

“As well as gaining specific knowledge and skills, I have also been exposed to new and different ways of thinking.”

Kim LyThumbnail sized image of Kim Ly
Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
Learning Innovator (Senior School) at Roseville College

“I was looking for a postgraduate course that would embed the teaching and learning philosophies of the 21st century.”

Chris Tanthumbnail image of Chris Tan
Master of Education (Learning and Leadership)
Teacher at St Vincent’s College, Potts Point and believer in Educational Entrepreneurship

“I want to revolutionise how education is being presented in Australia and make wholesale changes.”

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