Master of Learning Intervention

  • CRICOS code: 085104M

What will I study?


The Master of Learning Intervention will help you build the skills required to support the learning needs of children and young people with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties. The course is split into two different streams, depending on your current profession and desired graduate outcomes. You can also specialise in one of three learning intervention areas.

Stream A
  • Stream A is specifically for teachers who are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration but seek additional qualifications to work in special education.
  • 45 days of professional experience, including 30 days of placement in approved educational settings.
Stream B
  • Stream B is for allied health practitioners, early childhood educators and international students.
  • Suitable for those who wish to increase their understanding and skills in learning intervention.
  • This stream includes a minor project capstone.

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.

Deaf Education

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.

Deaf education students must demonstrate successful completion of Auslan Certificate 2 (or equivalent) before completion of the course.  Auslan courses are offered at a number of TAFE colleges (or equivalent) nationally.

Study Structure

The Master of Learning Intervention course is comprised of both supported professional placement, face-to face and online learning. Entry points to the course are in both semester 1 and 2, designed to suit most schedules. For flexibility around professional or family commitments, we also offer the Master of Learning Intervention on a part-time or full-time basis. The course is 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 Stream A or B.
How will I study?

From 2022, we will offer both a face-to-face and an online mode for this course. Our classes take place on evenings, weekends and with some school holiday intensive classes. Independent online learning is also included in some subjects. Stream A students must complete 30 professional placement days.

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