Leadership for Change (UTAS Postgraduate Unit)

Learning Focus
Start Date
22 Mar, 2022
Enrol by
11 Feb, 2022
Program Description

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 2022). It consists of:

  • One online workshop day that covers the first four weeks of unit content
  • Up to 9 weeks online content (reading and discussions) – approximately 2 hours per week of self-directed learning.
  • 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.

It is recommended that you consider the PLI program Leadership Starts from Within as a unit of study for 2022. https://pli.education.tas.gov.au/program/leadership-starts-from-within/

Eligibility for this study opportunity is based on the following:

  • If you are in the non-teaching sector, you have had an opportunity to undertake a leadership role in the workplace. This role may be/has been in acting, short-term, project-based or fulltime capacity.
  • If you are a teacher you have a minimum of 5 years practice and full teacher registration (or evidence of working towards full registration)
    You have the capacity to lead and/or influence improvement in the workplace

Enrolments Closing Friday 11 February 2022.

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

Please contact Workforce Development for more detail: workforce.develpoment@education.tas.gov.au or phone: 6165 5496

Program Outcomes

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.

Australian Professional Standards


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

Location, Date & Time

1 Day online workshop day that covers the first four weeks of unit content.

  • Tuesday 22 March 2022 – 9:00am – 3:30pm