Master of Tertiary Education (Management)

The University of Melbourne - Online

Program Description

Master of Tertiary Education (Management)

The University of Melbourne - Online

The Master of Tertiary Education (Management) will provide you with specialised skills and knowledge for leading and managing successfully 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. If you want to develop the skills to navigate change and drive innovation in this complex sector and advance your career, then this course is for you. At Australia's #1 University, your online learning experience will be enriched by regular feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students. Students taking the course from overseas are not required to have an international student visa.

Who the course is for

This course is for academic leaders and senior administrative or professional managers in universities and vocational education and training institutions or similar. They include but are not limited to, 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.

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.

Career outcomes

Whether you’re an academic, an administrator or a professional manager at a university or other tertiary institution, this course will provide you with an improved capacity to lead and influence change within your institution, and enhance your management capabilities that you can apply to your current role and future roles within tertiary education institutions.

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education

What you will learn

The course aims to provide insight 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. You’ll gain comprehensive knowledge of established frameworks for organising, leading and managing in the tertiary education sector. You’ll also come to understand perspectives on the issues and challenges faced by tertiary education systems and institutions around the world so that you can confidently apply these learnings to your own work context.

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Course structure

To gain the Master of Tertiary Education (Management) you must complete 100 points comprising of:

  • Two core subject
  • One capstone subject, and
  • Four elective subjects.

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Entry requirements

In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed either:

  • A four-year undergraduate degree in a cognate area, or equivalent; or
  • a three-year undergraduate degree and at least 50 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in a cognate area; or
  • a three-year undergraduate degree in a cognate area and at least two years of documented, relevant professional experience in tertiary education management, or equivalent;


  • have current employment in the tertiary education sector; and
  • employer support to participate.

Meeting these entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

Applicants are required to satisfy the University’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.


Australian Citizens
FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible students in domestic fee-paying places to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government sets limits on how much you can borrow. FEE-HELP loans are repaid through the taxation system. No loan fee applies to loans for postgraduate studies. Detailed information about eligibility for FEE-HELP is available from the Study Assist website.

Students Outside Australia

There are no scholarships available for overseas online students from the University of Melbourne. Companies, home universities, professional organisations and charities may provide scholarships.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 18, 2018
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2 years
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