Leadership for Change (UTAS Postgraduate Unit)

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This program delivered by UTAS is one unit of a Graduate Certificate in Leadership. It is suitable for emerging and experienced school and system leaders. Organisations everywhere now operate in an environment of rapid, on-going and disruptive change. Leaders play a key role managing such change, which can include system-wide and local reforms, restructuring and innovations. Often, many planned changes are not implemented in practice as originally conceived. This unit examines some of the forces of change and for change in society today, focusing in particular on both barriers and facilitators.

This UTAS unit is customised specifically for DoE employees. It is a Semester 1 unit (February- June 2021).

It consists of:

  • One online workshop day that covers the first four weeks of unit content
  • Up to 9 weeks online content (readings, discussions)
  • Two written assignments:
    – Critical literature review (40% of the assessment mark)
    Topic and Focus: Explore approaches to/theories of change and discuss key roles leaders could play to support
    – Written assignment paper (60% of the assessment mark)
    Topic & Focus: Leading change in my organization: Analysing a change process in action.

Enrolment in this program is with the understanding that the participant will continue to complete another 3 postgraduate units; these units are managed by the PLI and by Workforce Development. Participants are fully supported with a HECs scholarship. You can read more detail about the requirements, units and scheduling of this post graduate certificate by clicking on the link below.
Post Graduate Cert – Leadership 2021 to 2022 – Cohort 6

As there are only 15 places available, enrolments are via an Expression of Interest process which includes submission of a Supporting Statement.

Leadership Initiative Supporting Statement for Enrolment Cohort 6

Enrolments Closing Friday 12 February 2021.

Once you have enrolled on the PLI website, documentation about your postgraduate study with UTAS will be sent to you from Workforce Development.

Participants will develop deeper understandings of change processes, appreciate the complexities of these processes and identify some strategies to successfully lead change.

Successful completion as assessed by the UTAS lecturer will result in the attainment of one unit towards a total of four required for a Graduate Certificate in Leadership.


Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning

Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community


Developing self and others

Leading improvement, innovation and change

Online workshop day that covers the first four weeks of unit content

Tuesday 23 March 2021 – 9.00am – 3.00pm