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The Master of Education provides an opportunity for you to gain the most current knowledge. You can focus on topics that are of particular interest to you, and develop an advanced body of knowledge in professional education practices and recent developments in the field.
Check the course structures to see the full range of options. For the General Studies option you will not obtain a study area but will be awarded a Master of Education.
You can choose to study externally or on campus, and either part time or full time. All the lectures are recorded and study materials are available online. You can access these resources at any time to help you fit study into your lifestyle.
Past graduates have secured leadership positions within middle management in schools, within educational systems, and within a variety of other professional settings such as hospitals, government, and community organisations.
On entry, you will be assessed for advanced standing (credit) for 48 credit points (4 units) based on a completed Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8 or higher qualification in Education (An Honours year with a research component, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or higher), regardless of the age of the qualification. You do not need to apply for this credit.
Depending on your study area, you can receive up to 50 per cent advanced standing from masters or higher study completed in another program. Prior study must be current. Study over 10 years old is not normally considered. If you are applying for advanced standing for specific units, you will need to provide detailed unit/subject outlines from your previous study. These outlines must include learning outcomes, learning content, and assessment including word lengths. No advanced standing can be granted for undergraduate study, or postgraduate study at a lower level than masters.
You can also apply for advanced standing based on work or industry experience. Advanced standing is not able to be awarded for normal teaching experience. If you are responsible for an original academic work, such as creating a course and/or curriculum, or have published any original research, then you may be eligible for advanced standing for work or industry experience. The original academic work must be in excess of 5000 words.
If you intend to apply for advanced standing for prior study you can view more information and find out how to apply.
You can exit the course with a Graduate Certificate in Education following completion of any four masters units.
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At the beginning of each year, it is imperative that you enrol in both semester 1 and semester 2. Please consult the ‘Details’ tab under Master of Education (General Studies) for course rules and useful links.
A completed recognised:
bachelor degree (or higher award) in education; or
bachelor honours degree (or higher award) in any field; or
bachelor degree in any field plus 5 years of related professional work experience.
A completed recognised honours degree in the field of education; or
A postgraduate degree (graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters or higher) in the field of education
There are limited Commonwealth Supported places in this course. Places are likely to fill early so you are encouraged to apply for this course as soon as possible to secure a place.
Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.
2018: CSP $6,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)
(subject to annual review)
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