Master of Education

Program code

5735

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time (online only)

Credit points

160

Indicative fee

$30,500.00* per year (more)
* 2022 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor degree or higher
  • Relevant work experience

    (more)

CRICOS code

0100672

Commencing in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

About this program

This degree delivers advanced professional learning for teachers and those with a professional involvement in education including school bursars, school development officers and training personnel. It will help you develop greater expertise in educational practice or research and can contribute to current teachers' professional development requirements.

The Master of Education is not designed to lead to initial teacher registration (Primary or Secondary) or accreditation as an Early Childhood Education and Care teacher. If your goal is registration or accreditation in one of these areas, check out our Master of Primary Teaching (5587), Master of Secondary Teaching (5700) or Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (3327) programs.

Depending on your career aspirations and interests, you can complete majors in the following areas:

  • Autism Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies (not accredited with ACECQA)
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Technology
  • Learning and Professional Development
  • Special Needs Education
  • Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Wellbeing in Education

Related degrees

Code Program title Campus Intake
3230 Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
3366 Graduate Certificate in Educational Research Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
3367 Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
3368 Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing in Education Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
3369 Graduate Certificate in Education Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
3375 Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Studies Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
3385 Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
4205 Graduate Diploma of Educational Studies Mt Gravatt, Online Exit point only
5735 Master of Education (this program) Mt Gravatt, Online Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Attendance information

Flexible study options include online or on-campus study in intensive and full-time modes where the program structure allows.

Studying amid COVID-19

The University's Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination or Testing policy is under review and consultation and will be suspended from 14/4/2022, for four weeks. Please visit Studying amid COVID-19 for more information.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

Successful completion of this program will better equip graduates for a rewarding and productive career in a range of educational settings. You will be in a better position to meet individual professional learning and research development needs and may have the opportunity to work within Australia and throughout the world.

A variety of employment opportunities exist for Master of Education graduates, including: leading curriculum innovators, learning and teaching specialists, learning support teachers, educational administration, training and development, leading teacher, educational management consultant, teacher in adult and community education, specialist practitioner consultant, policy and planning officer, education officer, school principal, vice-principal and lecturer/tutor.

Pathways to further study

This Masters includes a dissertation pathway. The dissertation can provide a pathway to higher degree research studies.

To be eligible for entry into the Doctor of Education (6022) or the Doctor of Philosophy (6001), you must meet the admission requirements for the research degree.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Education (5735)


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Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place (subject to availability) or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information