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 aspirant, 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 2020). It consists of:

  • One workshop day at the PLI that covers the first four weeks of unit content
  • Up to 9 weeks online content (readings, discussions)
  • Two written assignments:
  1. 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

  1. 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 Grad Cert LEADERSHIP 2020 to 2021 Cohort 4

As there are only 18 places available, enrolments are via an Expression of Interest process which includes submission of a Supporting Statement.

Supporting Statement Form

Enrolments Closing Wednesday 12 February 2020.

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

Face-to-face Workshop Day – 9:00am – 4.00pm

South – Professional Learning Institute – Hobart

Monday 23 March 2020