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Sustainable TE Leadership and Governance (MGMT90221)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90221
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject provides an overview of the elements supporting the promotion of sustainable leadership and governance practices in tertiary education. It will provide participants with knowledge and insights in these areas:

  • history of tertiary education sector’s engagement with sustainability development
  • roles and responsibilities for leadership by governing bodies and executive officers
  • accounting for sustainability
  • tertiary institutions as drivers for the promotion of sustainable citizenship
  • case studies and exemplars of sustainable practices in tertiary education

Intended learning outcomes

On completion, participants should be able to apply what they have learned by:

  • understanding the background and theoretical drivers for positioning sustainability development as a key tertiary education sector concern
  • describing different models for sustainable governance for tertiary education institutions
  • describing different models for sustainable leadership for tertiary education institutions
  • assessing the level of engagement within their own institutions in relation to human and environmental sustainability practices.

Generic skills

On completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • communicate with people who work in different cultures and contexts
  • investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them
  • assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems
  • apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases
  • make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Recommended background knowledge

An undergraduate degree or equivalent; at least 2 years of relevant experience; current employment in the sector, and employer support to attend the program.

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • 3,000 word written assignment, due at the end of the subject, (100%)

Hurdle Requirement: 4 x online discussion board tasks - 500 words commentaries on set readings, due every 2 weeks during the study period

Dates & times

  • Term 4 - Online
    Principal coordinatorHeather Davis
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours (including three two-hour webinars and online discussions moderated by academic staff)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date 2 October 2017
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period 9 October 2017 to 3 December 2017
    Last self-enrol date 3 October 2017
    Census date27 October 2017
    Last date to withdraw without fail17 November 2017
    Assessment period ends 8 December 2017

    Term 4 contact information

    Melbourne Graduate School of Education

    Dr Heather Davis: heather.davis@unimelb.edu.au
    General queries: study-online@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject

Additional delivery details

Participation in discussion boards and webinars and final 3,000 word assignment.

Further information

Last updated: 19 October 2018