Leadership Notes

Master of Instructional Leadership Course at the University of Melbourne

The Master of Instructional Leadership is designed for aspiring and current school leaders and focuses on the impact of evidence-based approaches to the leadership of teaching and learning, with a strong emphasis on research. Learn to better understand your leadership style to help improve learning outcomes for your students. A central focus of this course is the role of leadership in enhancing quality teaching and student achievement, change management and effective teacher professional learning, and also the importance of evidence and data. This course aligns with the Australian Professional Standard for Principals, developed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.


  • Communicate and work effectively with staff, students, parents and the school community, including diverse groups
  • Apply your knowledge to instructional decision-making at student, class, cohort and school level
  • Work in leadership positions in educational settings
  • Lead school and educational improvement based on current innovative research