EEB423 Leadership and Management (8)

This subject provides students with an overview of organisational structures and the diversity of managerial and leadership roles in early childhood services and schools. Principles of effective management and leadership are interrogated and the application of these to various contexts is explored. Awareness of relevant legislation, government policies and regulation is developed as are management functions and skills. Students have the opportunity to specialise in Studies of Australian Indigenous Education in this subject.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Northern Sydney Institute
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Albury-Wodonga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EEB423. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of leadership theories in educational contexts;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenging nature of leadership, particularly in terms of gender and the field of early childhood education and care;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of, and an ability to apply a variety of administrative and leadership skills in educational contexts;
  • have the ability to locate and apply the implications of the legislation, government policies and regulations relevant to early childhood services and schools;
  • be able to strategically apply leadership skills for making positive change for individuals, families and communities, in a diverse range of contexts;
  • understand the enactment of leadership within classrooms, services/schools and communities;
  • be able to use and critically evaluate the effectiveness of information and communication technology as managerial tools;
  • be able to effectively communicate with families, caregivers, colleagues, and other stakeholders in the local community.


This subject will cover the following topics:

-Approaches to, and principles of, management and leadership. -The application of leadership to specific contexts including early childhood and primary education; rural and remote; and specific communities, service types and management structures. -Communication; interpersonal skills; conflict resolution and negotiation. -Collaboration; decision-making; and change management. -The legal responsibilities of early childhood professionals including legislation, government policies and regulations. -Children's services administration: staff development; staff meetings; team building; working with families and administrative systems. -The development of service and school communities that support the learning and wellbeing of students, families and colleagues -Exploration of the whole of government approach to education in communities.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EEB423 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Leadership essay
Management questions

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.