A postgraduate program

Fast facts

Course type: Postgraduate (coursework)
Availability (full-time or part-time):
Full-time l Part-time
On campus l External (N/A for the Master) | Online
On campus and external availability varies across the specialisations.


Course name: Graduate Certificate in Education
Duration (full-time equivalent):  6 months
SATAC code: 2GC004
CRICOS code:  023586A

Course name: Master of Education - Basic Entry Level
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM003
CRICOS code: 002648K

Course name: Master of Education - Progressive Entry Level
Duration (full-time equivalent): 1.5 years
SATAC code: 2CM162
CRICOS code: CRICOS registration in progress


Graduate Certificate in Education

This course is for the working specialist professional and short-term visitor, including those employed or seeking to be employed in education, special education or educational management and those who have an interest in developing their knowledge in these areas.

The program of study involves advanced coursework in aspects of research, theory and practice. There is scope for teachers to accredit appropriate professional development.


Master of Education

The Master of Education is an in-depth coursework program that allows students to create individual programs to suit their interests and thus shape their own educational pathways, with the option to include a project or research dissertation. The program is designed to meet the increasing demand for professional development for educators. Topics and research supervision are available in a range of areas.


Note: The Master of Education and related specialisations does not qualify graduates for teacher registration.

What will I study?

Refer to the course rule:

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Graduate Certificate must normally hold an approved Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution.

Some specialisations have additional requirements, such as a degree in a specific field and/or relevant employment experience.

Applicants for the Master of 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, some unspecified credit for a minimum of 2 years relevant work 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

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $7,316

2016: $11,900
2017: $12,250
Master of Education

Place type: Full fee paying

2016: $14,460

2016: $23,800
2017: $24,500


  • 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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