Education (Gifted Education)

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 of Education (Gifted Education) 
Duration (full-time equivalent):  12 months (part-time only)
SATAC code:  2GC006
CRICOS code:  Not available to international students

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


This articulated program is designed to equip teachers to meet the special educational, social and emotional needs of students with high intellectual potential. All lectures are held during school vacations in January and July and most students study part-time over two years. Study by distance mode is only available part-time over two years.

The Graduate Certificate focuses on the needs of students in the regular school system, although the lifespan needs of gifted individuals also are addressed.

The Masters critically analyses current definitions of intelligence, explores the concepts of critical, meta-cognitive, and moral thinking, and investigates the implications of these for classroom management. The specific nature of creative intelligence and divergent thinking skills is studied and a major focus is the design and implementation of suitable curricula, school programs and policies for gifted students.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Masters degrees are 72-unit courses but credit of up to 36 units may be granted for an approved 4 year degree and relevant work experience. Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate or equivalent receive some credit when progressing to Education Masters program.

Accredited professional development pathways modules may also be recognised. Refer to Accreditation of Professional Development Pathways Modules at Flinders University for more details.

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 (N/A for the Graduate Certificate)
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

2014 - $6,120

Not available to international students
Master of Education (Gifted Education)

Place type: Full fee paying

2014 - $12,240

2015 - $23,100

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

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