Why study the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) with UTS Online

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Ranked top 10 in Australia for graduate employability2

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1Times Higher Education Young University Rankings, 2022  2QS World University Rankings, 2022  3QS Rankings, 2024

Who should study this course?

The Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) is designed for professionals who want to progress their career and develop adaptable skills to lead innovative learning within their professional setting.

Students of this course may have an education or teaching background, working in roles such as:

  • Learning and development professional
  • Nurse educator
  • School teacher
  • VET professional
  • Higher Education professional

See Entry requirements under course information for more eligibility information.

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What you will study

The Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) comprises 12 online subjects (72 credit points in total) - nine core subjects and three electives.  

Applicants with teacher education qualifications may be eligible to gain credit for four subjects (24 credit points). Refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning section for further information.

Core Subjects
  • Learning and its Trajectories
  • Designing Innovative Learning
  • Leading Learning
  • Learning in the Digital Age
  • Professional Learning and Practice
  • Leading Innovative Practices
  • Evaluating Learning and Innovation
  • Research Practices
  • Investigating Learning and Innovation Project
  • Strategic Learning in Workplaces
  • Mentoring in the Workplace
  • Data Ethics and Regulation
  • Policy, Power and Politics in Health Care

Upcoming study periods

UTS Online courses have six intakes per year. The diagram below shows all upcoming
intakes, with the next intake highlighted in blue.

Course information

Recognition of Prior Learning

Your previous studies or employment experience can be acknowledged as credit towards your online postgraduate studies, provided that it meets the relevant course requirements.

Master of Education (Learning and Leadership) - with 24 credit points of RPL

Applicants may be granted RPL for up to 24 credit points (four subjects) if they hold:

  • a bachelor's degree and a postgraduate teacher education qualification including professional experience; or 
  • a four-year pre-service teacher education qualification including professional experience.

The teacher education qualifications must be accredited by Australian teacher education regulatory authorities. In NSW, NESA is the regulatory authority and relevant degrees are listed at NESA. In other states and territories, similar authorities provide lists of accredited four-year degrees or postgraduate teaching qualifications. 

Recognition of prior learning for these applicants is granted for all of the following:

  • 12 credit points (two subjects) of electives 
  • 014222 Designing Innovative Learning
  • 014226 Leading Innovative Practices

Other potential RPL

Applicants may be eligible for 12 credit points (two elective subjects) of RPL if they:

  • hold an adult education degree (e.g. TAFE/VET teachers, VET managers, learning and development professionals, health educators); and
  • hold a bachelor’s degree in the field of adult education; and
  • demonstrate four years of full-time relevant work experience.

Other RPL is assessed on a case-by-case basis and in line with the UTS Admissions and Recognition of Prior Learning Policy.

To see if you may be eligible to receive recognition of prior learning, speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.


Graduate Certificate
Description of the Course + 4 Number of units or continue studying

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services. 

English Language Requirement

English language requirements apply to both international and domestic students. Please refer to the UTS English language requirements for further information on how to satisfy the requirements for the course/s.

The English proficiency requirement for local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper-based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet-based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64 with a writing score of 50; or C1A/C2P: 176-184 with a writing score of 169.

Additional requirements

In addition to any documents required to meet the English language requirements mentioned above, applicants will need to provide their CV and evidence of related work experience, which can include a statement of service, business registration letter, letter from an accountant, or statutory declaration.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

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Entry requirements

To gain entry into the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership), applicants must have completed a UTS-recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies. 

For applicants with an academic qualification, the qualification must be in any ASCED Field of Education group (01 to 10) and the applicants must have a minimum of two years' related professional work experience in the following ANZSCO groups - 01 Managers, 02 Professional, 03 Technicians and Trades Workers, 04 Community and Personal Service Workers, 05 Clerical and Administrative Workers, and 06 Sales Workers. 

Related work experience is assessed according to the response provided by applicants in the employment question on their application and CV. 

Applicants who do not satisfy these requirements may still be considered for admission via the assessment of a CV and personal statement which outlines the applicant's interest in, and understanding of, the course.  

Note: Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for the Masters may use the successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning and Leadership) or the Graduate Certificate in Professional and Organisational Learning as a pathway, provided they meet the specific entry requirements. 

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee an offer of a place.


To assist with all or some of your tuition fees, FEE-HELP is available for eligible students. This government-supported loan scheme is designed to help eligible full-fee paying students pay their tuition fees.

To check your eligibility, feel free to speak with an Enrolment Advisor today.

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Career Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Master of Education (Learning and Leadership), graduates will have a variety of job roles available to them. You will be well equipped to lead innovative learning across diverse environments in the context of rapidly evolving digital technologies and work practices.

The types of roles may include: 

  • Corporate Learning and Development
  • Learning Designer/Technologist
  • Training/Learning Consultant
  • School Leadership/Learning and Development
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Organisational Development
  • Capability Manager
  • Trainer/Facilitator
  • Adult Community Educator
  • Leading learning in the NGO, Government or Corporate sectors
  • Nursing/Allied Health Educator
  • Professional Association Learning Practitioner
  • VET Professional
  • Higher Education Professional Officer and Educator
  • Talent Development Leader
  • Team Leader/Manager 

Unsure about your situation?

One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can assist you with more information, including alternative pathways.

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Graduate Diploma
All units from the Graduate Certificate + 4 Diploma units or continue studying

The Graduate Diploma focuses on giving you the foundational skills that industry demands plus the soft skills to influence business decisions at senior management levels. 

The fast-tracked model means you can graduate with a diploma in just over a year, plus it gives you a pathway to study the Master of Business Analytics. 

Master of Health Services Management
All subjects from the Graduate Certificate + 8 subjects from the Master of Health Services Management

The UTS Master of Health Services Management prepares leaders in health and social care who want to drive change and create safer, higher value and more equitable health systems and services.