The course explores 'leadership in educational organisations ' from a range of theoretical perspectives, including corporate/strategic, transformational/visionary and critical/educative as it applies to the action required given the context in which leadership action occurs. Importance to this understanding is the acknowledgment that leadership is the action of leaders and leadership can is not the province of the formal leader. As part of this exploration, the emergence of leadership frameworks in contemporary educational administration is traced through historical influences into current frameworks. Integral to this course is the development of an understanding of educational leadership as a key dimension in the reform of educational workplaces. Of particular importance is the relevance of different theories of leadership to the work of classroom practitioners. The concept of 'teachers as leaders', 'parallel leadership' and `3-C Leadership' that have been researched, conceptualised and articulated at the University of Southern Queensland are explored in detail in this course.