Education (Special Education)

A postgraduate program

Fast facts

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

Courses 

Course name: Graduate Certificate in Education (Special Education)
Duration (full-time equivalent):  6 months
SATAC code:  2GC012
CRICOS code:  053134C

Course name: Master of Education (Special Education) - Basic entry level
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM009
CRICOS code: 053058K

Course name: Master of Education (Special Education) - Progressive entry level
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM168
CRICOS code: CRICOS registration in progress

Overview

Special education is the joint responsibility of special and regular teachers working closely together with parents, and in transdisciplinary teams with other professionals such as school psychologists and speech/language pathologists. Education appropriate to each student’s level of development and in the least restrictive environment is a fundamental principle underlying special education.

This articulated program is professionally designed to extend the competence of teachers to educate and support students with special educational needs in a range of educational settings.

The Graduate Certificate in Education (Special Education) is designed for teachers and other professionals with an interest in children, youth and adults with special educational needs and disability.

The Master of Education (Special Education) provides you with advanced skills and concepts in special education and opportunities to undertake in-depth study and directed research in specialised areas.

It is open to members of professions other than teaching who wish to expand their professional expertise into the area of special education.

These courses 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 (Special Education) must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in education, disability studies, psychology, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution.

Applicants for the Master of Education (Special Education) will qualify for either a basic or a progressive entry level. Applicants who hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in disability studies, psychology, speech and language therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution are eligible for the basic entry level, and will complete up to 72 units of study.

Applicants who hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in education, teaching or a closely related discipline from an approved tertiary institution 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.

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 (Special Education)

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $6,908

2015 - $11,550
Master of Education (Special Education)

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $13,817

2015 - $23,100

Note:

  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated? 
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.
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