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Deakin's postgraduate education courses have been developed for professional educators looking for courses that will offer excellent career prospects by advancing their qualifications and knowledge, and making them better teachers.
A postgraduate qualification in education will ensure you have the skills to tackle the challenging and dynamic world of teaching.
The flexibility of our courses will lead you into roles of leadership, coordination, specialist areas, professional development, or principal positions in schools. Alternatively, you can decide to move from school education to other education and training sectors
Courses are constructed from a mix of generic and
specialist units. If you wish to focus your study on a
specific area of expertise, you can undertake studies in areas such as:
» Applied learning and VET in Schools
» Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
» Educational Leadership and Administration
» Flexible, Online and Distance Education
» International Schooling
» Language and Literacy Education
» Special Educational Needs
» Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
» Teaching Languages Other Than English (TLOTE)
Masters degrees also offer two pathways or study options:
» Coursework only pathway – you tailor the course around your area of interest.
» Coursework and research paper pathway – selected generic and specialist units together with research methodology and a research paper in your specialist area. If you intend to undertake a higher degree by research (doctoral studies) you will need to take this option.
For details of course structure visit the course summary in the column to the right.
Applicants for the Graduate Certificate of Education
should hold an approved three-year degree or diploma
with a teaching qualification or teaching experience.
Applicants with a different academic background will be
advised of alternative course choices such as Professional
Education and Training.
Places are available in the Master of Education for applicants who have four years of tertiary study including an approved teaching qualification, or four years of tertiary study plus three years of teaching experience. Special Entry is also available and assessed at the time of application
You may apply for advanced standing if you believe your qualifications exceed the normal minimum requirement for admission.
A postgraduate course in education is an investment
in your career. Graduate certificate courses are only
offered on a fee-paying basis. Masters courses are
usually full‑fee‑paying, however Deakin University offers
a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Places
(CSP). If you are initially allocated a fee-paying position,
you may still be eligible for a CSP later in the course.
These CSP allocations will be offered on the basis of your performance in the first four units of study.
Australian citizens and some permanent residents enrolled in the program can access an interest free loan to cover their tuition fees through FEE-HELP. Further details regarding FEE‑HELP are available at www.goingtouni.gov.au. For current information on fees please visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.
All courses are offered off campus by part-time or full-time study. Students may choose to study on campus at the Melbourne Campus at Burwood or off campus. The Master of Education is normally completed in four or five trimesters of part-time study or the full-time equivalent. The graduate certificate course is normally completed in two trimesters of part-time study.
Postgraduate courses for Educators:
For more information about course structure, course fees, units of study, how to apply, advanced standing, course admission requirements, visit: