Courses & Units

Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Services ESH348

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


Early childhood educators need particular leadership and management strategies to participate effectively in shared decision-making for the development of high quality programs and services for all stakeholders. This involves knowing how leadership and management structures and styles, including policy procedures and requirements, impact on programs and service provision. Creating collegial, collaborative and supportive working environments for all stakeholders is therefore critical in building capacity and leading teams competently. This knowledge helps individuals to build on the skills and dispositions necessary in becoming effective leaders and managers in early childhood services.


Unit name Leadership and Management in Early Childhood Services
Unit code ESH348
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Bronwyn Reynolds
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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Learning Outcomes

  • discuss various leadership and management styles and dimensions.
  • evaluate the different qualities and strategies for effective leadership and management.
  • consolidate sound processes essential for effective team building and capacity, through shared understandings and visions.
  • review different approaches used in conflict situations.
  • communicate different issues concerning advocacy in early childhood.
  • incorporate a range of perspectives, synthesise information and reference according to the APA style of formatting.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.





AssessmentDiscussion Posts (online) (10%)|Essay (40%)|Portfolio (50%)
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