Master of Learning Intervention

    • CRICOS Code: 085104M

    What will I study?


    Study areas

    The Master of Learning Intervention is offered in two streams.

    Stream A is specifically for teachers who'd like to become special educators.
    Stream B is for allied health practitioners and early childhood educators.

    Stream A
    Who is it for?

    Suitable for teachers who are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration but seek additional qualifications to work as special educators.

    What you'll learn

    This stream involves 45 days of practical experiences, including 30 days of placement in approved early intervention and/or school settings.

    Graduates who complete this stream will be qualified as Special Education Teachers.

    Stream B
    Who's it for?

    Suitable for allied health practitioners, early childhood educators* and international students who are not seeking VIT endorsed special educator qualifications but who wish to increase their understanding and skills in learning intervention.

    What you'll learn

    This stream includes a minor project capstone.

    *Early childhood educators can also choose to complete Stream A and undertake placement in a primary school or early childhood setting, however, they will not be recognised as special educators through VIT.

    Choose your specialisation


    With a focus on inclusion and promoting positive behaviour and learning, this specialisation is ideal for building an understanding of the learning and programming needs of children and young people with disabilities enrolled in early childhood settings, mainstream and specialist schools.

    Specific learning difficulties

    Investigate the areas of learning difficulties, intervention and individual differences in literacy, numeracy and language learning. Improve your professional knowledge and understanding of the nature and causes of specific learning difficulties in children and explore how to implement teaching that optimises student learning.

    Hearing impairment

    Gain an understanding of deaf education and learn strategies for assessing, supporting and promoting communication, language and literacy development in students with a hearing loss. Ideal for those interested in working as a Teacher of the Deaf in a mainstream setting or school for the deaf.

    Hearing impairment students must demonstrate successful completion of Module 1 of Auslan Certificate 2 (or equivalent) before they can commence their first placement. Auslan courses are offered at a number of TAFE colleges (or equivalent) nationally.

    Course Structure

    • Course code: MC-LI
    • 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
    • 100 points of coursework, comprising:
      • 4 x compulsory subjects unique to your specialisation
      • 2 x 12.5 point electives (these may be chosen from the other two specialisations)
      • 2 x 12.5 point capstone subjects from Steam A or B.

    For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Master of Learning Intervention.

    Delivery mode

    • On-campus at Parkville
    • Evenings, weekends and school holiday intensive classes
    • Independent online learning is also included in some subjects
    • Stream A students must complete 30 professional placement days


    • Semester 1
    • Semester 2

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