Diploma in School Management and Leadership

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Program Description

The Diploma in School Management and Leadership is a two-year flexible learning program that is designed for senior teachers with supervisory responsibilities in urban and rural schools. Each semester starts with a two-week residential session. The program is very practical and competency based. It prepares highly motivated teachers to become efficient, compassionate and effective leaders and managers of schools.

Credit Points Required

 Achievment of 80 Credit Points

Duration of study

 2 years

Study mode and location

Flexible learning mode Pre-requisites Teaching certificate and have at least five years’ work experience in a school.



ED201 The Leader as Ethical Educator - 10 Credit Points

The leaders as ethical educator unit encourages participants to develop a personal system of beliefs that integrates the traditional and Christian values that give meaning to their lives and enables them to be role models for their teachers, students and wider school communities. Case studies and practical exercises focus on key areas of school life where the leader must provide a sense of vision, purpose and values for the school community in the move towards greater accountability and transperancy.


ED202 Managing School Assets - 10 Credit Points

Participants engage in mastering procedures required to manage finances and assets of a school honestly and responsibly. They explore how to plan for, maintain and develop school facilities including curriculum materials and equipment. The consider ethical and transparent practices for handling and accounting for cash, budgeting, producing financial statements and completing the financial records required by the government or agencies and accountability to parents and the community.


ED203 School Leadership - 10 Credit Points

Participants explore various models of leadership and reflect on their own leadership styles and responses to people and events. The unit focuses on the impact of leadership on the organisational culture and performance of schools and the acquisition of the skills that cause schools to function smoothly and to grow. It helps potential leaders and managers to acquire the judgment, wisdom and insight to sustain what is valuable in their schools and change those things that are no longer serving their communities well.


ED204 Managing the Curriculum - 10 Credit Point

This unit trains participants to be managers of the curriculum of a school. Emphasis will be given to best practice in teaching and learning and the range of strategies needed to ranslate these practices into an enriched and balanced curriculum for students. Participants will engage with all areas of curriculum reform and develop the skills needed to initiate


ED301 Managing a School - 10 Credit Points

Participants explore and master the various elements involved in managing a school effectively. These involve the writing of school learning improvement plans (SLIPS); policy formulation, conducting effective staff meetings, appropriate allocation of resources, planning the school year, interaction with other schools, managing committees, and fostering staff professional development.


ED302 Pastoral Care - 10 Credit Points

The Pastoral Care unit develops participants’ skills is providing advice and support to learners in their times of anxiety, financial problems, loneliness, pain, sickness, alienation, family breakdowns or loss, as well as in their joys and triumphs. Special consideration is given to sensitivity to Papua New Guinea culture. They aim to facilitate a person finding her or his own way, not finding solutions for people, but encouraging individuals to find their own.


ED303 Managing the People - 10 Credit Points

The Managing the people unit focuses on developing participants’ competency in managing people connected to school activities: students, staff, parent community and the broader social community. The activities and processes engage managers and leaders in discovering the best ways to get the most out of these people: in terms of their personal development; their productivity; their identity with the school; their involvement with learning.ED304 In the national interest This unit assists managers and leaders to develop the skills needed to make an energetic professional response to meeting the needs of Papua New Guinea’s children as these are expressed in its formal documentation (Constitution), Government policies and strategic planning and the voice of its respected leaders.


ED305 Managing Integral Human Development - 10 Credit Points

This unit involves participants in learning to manage the integral development of students through socialization, participation, liberation and equality. It concentrates on providing the sorts of structures, opportunities, incentives and love that cater for the social and spiritual needs of the young and enable them to develop a positive self-concept and the ability to make appropriate decisions about their beliefs and actions.