Masters in Tertiary Education Management

Area of Study Type of Course Level of Study
Education Award Masters
Course Master of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM)
Course Code MC-TEM
Course Abbreviation MTEM
Partner Faculty Melbourne Graduate School of Education
Course Description The Master of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM) is a two-year, part time program for current leaders and senior managers in tertiary education institutions such as universities, TAFEs, colleges, institutes and related peak bodies. The program offers expert perspectives on tertiary education systems, practical skills for leading and managing successfully in the tertiary education context, access to the latest research and resources on the sector, and exposure to a network of international peers facing similar challenges.
Delivery Mode Fully online electives typically include:
  • Two-hour online webinars featuring lecturer presentations;
  • Online discussion board tasks during set periods where participants engage in peer-to-peer interaction.
Who Should Apply The MTEM has been purposefully designed for individuals who are Senior academic leaders in roles equivalent to:
  • Head of School/Department/Discipline
  • Senior Educator or Program Director; and
  • Staff in academic levels C, D and E (in Australia)
Senior administrative or professional managers in roles equivalent to:
  • Senior/General Manager
  • Director; and
  • Staff in professional HEW levels 8, 9 and 10 (in Australia)

To complete the MTEM, individuals need to complete two compulsory subjects and four elective subjects (totalling 100 Credit Points):

Two compulsory subjects:

  • Tertiary Education Policy and Management in semester one (blended mode); and
  • Final Capstone Project in semester four (blended mode).
Four elective subjects to be chosen from:
  • External Quality Assurance
  • Institutional Governance in Tertiary Education
  • Leading and Managing Research
  • Maintaining Quality Within Institutions
  • Managing International Tertiary Education
  • Research Evaluation
  • Risk Management
  • Sustainable Tertiary Education Leadership and Governance
  • Applied Research for Evaluation
  • Project on Teaching and Learning
  • Science, Technology & Innovation Policy
Assessment Each subject is formally assessed to meet the requirements of University accreditation. Assessment is designed to be practical and relevant to industry professionals.
Additional Information LH Martin Institute - Postgraduate Award Programs
Academic and Teaching Team
  • Professor Leo Goedegebuure, Director, LH Martin Institute
  • Dr Heather Davis, Program Director - Awards, LH Martin Institute
  • Dr Geoff Sharrock, Program Director, LH Martin Institute
  • Mr Jon File, Director: Development and Consultancy, Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Professor Lynn Meek, Foundation Director, LH Martin Institute
  • Associate Professor Hamish Coates, Chair of Higher Education, Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE), University of Melbourne
  • Dr Stefan Popenici, Senior Lecturer, Centre for the Study in Higher Education, University of Melbourne
  • Mr Dennis Murray, Director, Murray-Goold International Pty Ltd and former Executive
    Director of the International Education Association of Australia
  • Dr Jeanette Baird, Adviser to the Office of Higher Education, Papua New Guinea and former Executive Director, Regulation and Review, Australian Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency
  • Mr Tom Phillips, Director, Soutenir Ltd and former accreditation consultant to the Dutch Ministry of Education and the Roosevelt Academy, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Entry Requirements To be eligible to enrol in the MTEM individuals must meet the following criteria:
  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • At least five years of relevant work experience; and
  • Current employment and/or active involvement in the sector and acknowledged support for study by employer
When applying please supply the following additional documentation:
  • A current resume
  • Employer support letter
  • Personal statement as to why you wish to study the program
  • A certified copy of your transcript
All applicants must also meet the English language requirements of The University of Melbourne. Please refer to the language requirements webpage for details on how to satisfy these.
Course Fees Fee for the full program in 2017 is AU$28,000

This fee applies to both domestic and international applicants. Fee includes course notes, reading packs and catering during residential schools. It does NOT include text books, travel or accommodation-related expenses.
FEE HELP Australian citizens may apply for the Commonwealth Government's FEE-HELP loan.
Related Courses and Subjects

Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education Management
Graduate Certificate in Research Education and Policy
Graduate Certificate in Quality Assurance

Please visit LH Martin Institute - Postgraduate Award Programs webpage for further information on these related courses.

Single subjects Elective subjects may be studied as single subjects.

Assessed Subject Fee: $3,992 + GST

Non-assessed Subject Fee: $3,200 + GST
  • Managing International Tertiary Education
  • Research Evaluation
  • Risk Management

Please visit LH Martin Institute - Professional Development Programs webpage for further information on these single subjects.

Contact Us Program Co-ordinator - Gemma Hughes
Phone: +61 (03) 8344 2887