Master of Education (Rural Leadership and Management)

By November 20, 2018Bush voices

Delivered by Flinders University in partnership with Bastow, this course recognises the specific needs of school leaders in rural and regional settings.


Bastow offers 20 scholarships for rural and remote school leaders to undertake the Master of Education (Rural Leadership and Management), a postgraduate program offered by Flinders University.

The course provides an in-depth consideration of the challenges and opportunities inherent to rural and regional contexts, and focuses on developing significant and substantial knowledge, understanding and expertise for proactive leadership and management.

Participants will develop the skills and knowledge to become more autonomous school leaders with an increased understanding of operational management, and be better equipped to respond to the needs of students.

Course Structure

This course is undertaken over 2 to 2.5 years part-time and includes five face-to-face sessions and potentially a sixth, depending on learner needs.

To qualify for the Master of Education (Rural Leadership and Management) you must complete 36 units of study across eight topic areas, including:

  • Leadership and Management in Rural, Regional and Remote Contexts (4.5 units)
  • Developing People in Organisations¬† (4.5 units)
  • Managing Innovation in Organisations (4.5 units)
  • Planning Change in Organisations (4.5 units)
  • a special interest topic, to enable you to pursue individual needs-based study (4.5 units)
  • Approaches to Research (4.5 units)
  • Coursework Project Part A (4.5 units)
  • Coursework Project Part B (4.5 units).

At a Glance …

 Contact: Paige Gibson, Course Co-ordinator
Phone: (03) 8199 2989
Career Stage: Principal Class
Course Code: MASTRLM

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