Courses & Units

Teacher as Leader ESH370



This unit can be taken as an elective in Education courses. It is not available as an elective in some other courses. Please check with your Faculty prior to enrolling in this unit.


This unit considers your future professional development as a teacher beyond graduation, and invites you to contemplate the various forthcoming leadership dimensions of your future role. Many teaching activities have a leadership component to them and indeed high quality curriculum development, working in teams, and project management cannot be carried out effectively without applying leadership attributes. As the AITSL standards reflect, as you progress through your career it will be important that you are able to demonstrate and provide evidence of this leadership capacity. Your participation in this unit will equip you with practical ways of developing teacher leadership as well as theoretical understanding of various important aspects of teacher leadership and communication. Central to this is effective personal development so that you are able to lead with integrity, joy, gratitude and resilience, while maintaining a healthy life-work balance. You will have the opportunity to reflect on how other school leaders achieve this, again through a theoretical lens, while taking proactive steps to embed changes to your personal and professional approach to your forthcoming role.


Unit name Teacher as Leader
Unit code ESH370
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education

Dr Kerry Howells

Teaching staff

Dr Kerry Howells 

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Spring school (extended) Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Spring school (extended) 30/10/2017 23/11/2017 22/12/2017 13/2/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October the previous year.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $1,857.00 070101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


Teaching Pattern

Online students: Fully online with weekly readings and activities.


Assignment Task 1: Written analysis (50%)

Assignment Task 2: Essay (50%)

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