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
Duration (full-time equivalent): 2 years
SATAC code: 2CM003
CRICOS code: 002648K


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.


* The Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education) is normally offered to teaching staff employed by a tertiary education institution. Flinders University teaching staff may be granted credit for the Flinders Foundation of University Teaching (FFOUT) Program or equivalent.  Flinders University academic staff members who are interested, please contact the Centre for University teaching on (08) 8201 2731 or email for enquiries and/or application for admission forms.

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 graduate for teacher registration.

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.

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

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
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

2015: $6,756

2015: $11,550
Master of Education

Place type: Full fee paying

2015: $13,512

2015: $23,100

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

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