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Master of Professional Education and Training

Course summary for international students

Award granted Master of Professional Education and Training
CampusThis course is only offered in Cloud (online) mode
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1 year full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$20,680* AUD
IELTS Requirement

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

Deakin course code E792
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry
Note: Formerly course code E719

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Professional Education and Training is a coursework program offered via Cloud (online) mode to professional educators and trainers working or intending to work in learning and development, education and training, and human resource development roles. Typically people are engaged in business, government, the training sector, flexible delivery, distance education, higher education, VET in Schools, TAFE teaching or in an area that combines these.


Professional education and training is a highly sophisticated business and becoming more so. As well as serving a very diverse clientele of learners, professional education and training also serves organisational needs for the development of increasingly complex skills and competencies. The MPET has been developed to meet the professional development and career aspirations of educators and trainers working in this context.

For the award of the MPET degree, students are required to satisfactorily complete 8 credit points of study. The course is available through part-time Cloud (online) mode and is normally completed in two or more years. The MPET may be undertaken entirely by coursework, or as a combination of coursework and research.

It is expected that students will have computer and internet access. The MPET is delivered flexibly through a distance education process that brings the Faculty to the student, using high quality learning materials and resources, wherever the students may be. Students study in their place and at times that suit them. Associated with this course flexibility is the negotiation of focus within units through well established and quality affirming processes that enable all students to customise their study to address their own professional interests and workplace issues.

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2014, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2014 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

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Career opportunities

Graduates of this course advance their professional standing within their educational and training employment contexts in human resource development roles within the corporate or government sectors, in consultancy roles, in higher education, in vocational education and training and in the adult and community sector.

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Course rules

To be awarded a Master of Professional Education and Training, students are required to successfully complete 8 credit points of study under one of the following configurations:

General coursework only

  • a minimum of 5 credit points selected from any Master of Professional Education and Training units. Participants are encouraged to develop a marketable focus through considered selection of units.
  • Up to 3 credit points from any masters level units either offered by the School of Education or elsewhere chosen in consultation with the MPET course director.

General coursework with research paper

  • a minimum of 3 credit points selected from any Master of Professional Education and Training units, and
  • EXR781 Education Research Methodology*; and
  • EXR791 Designing and Developing a Research Project; and
  • EXR796/797 Research Paper Part A and Part B ** and *** and
  • Up to 2 credit points from any masters level units either offered by the School of Education or elsewhere chosen in consultation with the MPET course director.

* Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1-credit-point unit in consultation with the MPET course director.

** Research Paper Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course director.


*** EXR796 and EXR797 are also offered in trimester 3 subject to availability of appropriate supervisors and in consultation with the course director.

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Course structure

The course is highly flexible, allowing participants to choose units across the range on offer to build the skills and knowledge individual students feel they need.


ECN704 Applied Learning  

ECV704 Expanding Ideas of Competency  

ECV705 Learning and Development in Organisations  

ECV711 Training for Diverse Learners and Contexts  

ECV712 Situated Learning At Work  

ECV722 Assessing Training in the Workplace  

ECX703 Teaching and Learning in An Online World  

ECX712 Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education  

EEN706 Lifelong Learning  

EEN707 Student and Client Centred Learning  

EEN708 Youth Learners in Adult Environments  



(i) Units are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.


EXE731 Professional Learning and Development  

EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability  

EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations  

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Teaching methods

Students receive instructional materials through CloudDeakin, CD-ROM and website links.  Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of CloudDeakin, email and telephone links.


Masters courses require a research component to lead to a Doctor of Philosophy.

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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.

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Entry requirements - specific

Applicants to this course are expected to have completed at least four years of tertiary study (or equivalent) at a recognised tertiary institution. There is no requirement for specific fields or areas of prior tertiary study. It is expected that applicants will normally have had at least five years of professional experience or at least two years professional experience and Training and Assessment qualification at Certificate IV level or above.

Special entry
Offers will be made to applicants with alternative backgrounds through credit transfer which recognises, respects, and rewards students' prior learning through experience, through formal institutional learning and workplace learning, relevant to the students' proposed study in the course. Applicants who hold a Training and Assessment qualification at Certificate IV level or above will be highly regarded for Special Entry.


IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

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Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

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Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Professional Education and Training (E592)

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