A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time (N/A for the Graduate Certificate) l
Location: On campus l External


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Education (Gifted Education) 
Duration (full-time equivalent):  12 months (part-time only)
SATAC code:  2GC006
CRICOS code:  For international students only - this course is available to international students to study externally from outside Australia and it is not available to international students who wish to undertake all of their studies onshore in Australia.

Course name: Master of Education (Gifted Education) - Basic entry level
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM006
CRICOS code: 053055B

Course name: Master of Education (Gifted Education) - Progressive entry level
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM165
CRICOS code: 091853A


These courses are designed primarily to prepare educators for professional work and leadership in gifted education. An understanding of giftedness, and the range of educational programs and services that provide an appropriate response to student diversity, will benefit all educators and professionals who work with gifted students.

The Masters course articulates with further study in Gifted Education through research in the Doctor of Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees offered at Flinders University. Individual Gifted Education topics may also be selected for elective study by other Master of Education students.

All topics may be studied online in distance mode, or as internal intensives during school holidays in alternating years.

Lecturers bring to the topics a range of perspectives from their diverse backgrounds in teaching, philosophy, educational psychology and research, and imbue each topic with passion and extensive knowledge of the field.

Postgraduate programs in Gifted Education at Flinders attract participants from South Australia, interstate and overseas. Our courses are dynamic and are regularly revised and updated in the light of current research, new publications and contemporary practices.

Note: These qualifications do not qualify graduates for Teacher registration.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate in Education (Gifted Education) must normally hold an approved bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Applicants for the Master of Education (Gifted Education) will qualify for either a basic or a progressive entry level. Applicants who hold an approved bachelor degree in any discipline are eligible for the basic entry level, and will complete up to 72 units of study.

Applicants who hold a bachelor degree in education, teaching or a closely related discipline are eligible for the progressive entry level, and will complete up to 54 units of study.

The Faculty Board may under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Credit may be granted, on application, for: prior study completed in a relevant Honours, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Masters degree; accredited professional development; or relevant work experience. In addition, up to 18 units of unspecified credit for a minimum of 2 years relevant teaching experience may be awarded.

International students: Entry and English language requirements


Domestic students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC
Application closing dates:

Check SATAC.



International students
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: How to apply
Application closing dates: Semester 1 - 30 November of the year preceding admission
Semester 2 - 31 May of that year.


Annual fees

CourseDomestic studentsInternational students
Graduate Certificate in Education (Gifted Education)

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $8,532

2017: $12,250
2018: $13,100
Master of Education (Gifted Education)

Place type: Full fee paying

2018: $17,064

2018: $26,200
2019: $28,800

Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?