Education (Higher Education)

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time): Full-time | Part-time
Location: On campus | Online

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 6 months
SATAC code: 2GC091
CRICOS code: This online course is available to international students to study externally (online) from outside Australia. It is not available to students who wish to undertake all of their studies onshore in Australia.

Course name: Master of Education (Higher Education)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM206
CRICOS code: This online course is available to international students to study externally (online) from outside Australia. It is not available to students who wish to undertake all of their studies onshore in Australia.

Course name: Master of Education (Higher Education)
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM205
CRICOS code: This online course is available to international students to study externally (online) from outside Australia. It is not available to students who wish to undertake all of their studies onshore in Australia.

Overview

This program is aimed at academics who are working in the tertiary sector or who aspire to teach at tertiary level, and those whose personal, professional or research interests include a focus on higher education. There are several strands within the specialisation which provide pathways for participants interested in a specific focus, such as teaching and learning, leadership, or research in Higher Education.

It provides candidates with opportunities to critically examine recent literature, engage in debate and reflection, and develop and apply in-depth knowledge of:

  • contemporary issues, priorities and contexts in higher education and their implications
  • scholarly practice in higher education
  • curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, policies and practices designed to improve learning outcomes in higher education
  • methods for fostering interdisciplinary and intercultural partnerships and working collaboratively
  • research principles and methods and their application to higher education
  • research principles and methods in the evaluation, design and completion of research into a current higher education issue.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rules:

Entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in Education, Teaching or in a closely related discipline, and normally be employed in a teaching position in a higher education institution.

The University may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, consider others who can show that they demonstrate the experience, knowledge and aptitude required to undertake the course. Please contact the University for further advice.

International students: Entry and English language requirements

Applications

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 (Higher Education) Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $7,200
2016 external fee: $10,710
2017 external fee: $11,025
Master of Education (Higher Education) Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $14,400

 

2016 external fee: $21,420
2017 external fee: $22,050

 

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