Redefine your impact in education

Specialise or upskill in 2023 and take the next step in your career.

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) is home to some of the world’s most recognised education experts. We are at the cutting edge of teaching and research nationally and globally. Our mission is to equip graduates to address the major educational challenges of our times. Become part of a community that is committed to changing lives through education.

We offer full-time, part-time, online and in person options, from short courses all the way through to masters level, granting you greater flexibility.

Our courses for professionals are built for practical application in the real world, leaving our graduates highly employable. Gain a strong foundation in education practice and theory where you can delve into contemporary education issues, connect with the latest developments in the field, and garner the expertise to move beyond the classroom.

Our flagship Master of Education is designed for a range of education professionals who want to develop or extend their expertise in education so they can move into leadership, specialist or coordinator positions. Flexible course with eight specialisation areas.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Designed by the Centre for Program Evaluation, this program offers teachers an opportunity to develop the evaluation skills needed to inform programs and policies with reliable evidence, support communities and drive organisational change.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode100% online
Closing date (DOM | INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 2 Jan 2023

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The Graduate Certificate in Evaluation uses the latest research and insights to provide students with extensive knowledge and skills of evaluation theory and practice that can be applied to work settings.

Duration6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Mode100% online
Closing date (DOM | INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 2 Jan 2023

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This course is for teachers who are advancing their practice in early childhood, primary and secondary school settings. Graduates will have specialised skills in student assessment and observation to improve the quality of their teaching.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode100% online
Closing date (DOM | INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 2 Jan 2023

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An introduction to the latest evidence-based teaching methods, you'll also gain skills in student assessment and observation and improve the quality of your teaching.

Duration6 months part time
Mode Online
Closing date (DOM | INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 2 Jan 2023

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Accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, the Master of International Education (International Baccalaureate) is an internationally recognised qualification, and provides qualified teachers with the framework and methodologies related to the International Baccalaureate (IB) education.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode100% online
Closing date (DOM | INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 2 Jan 2023

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Accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation®, the Graduate Certificate in International Education (International Baccalaureate) provides qualified teachers with the framework and methodologies related to the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and IB education more broadly.

Duration6 months full time / 1 year part time
Mode100% online
Closing date (DOM | INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 2 Jan 2023

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Explore the science of learning and how the brain works with the Professional Certificate in Educational Neuroscience. You’ll examine how this emerging and exciting field can be successfully translated to improve classroom teaching and learning.

Duration 1 year part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Not available to international students

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The Graduate Certificate in Educational Research is for those with a coursework masters who are contemplating further research study.

Duration 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake:  30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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At a time when communities all over the world are experiencing unprecedented challenges, languages education plays a crucial role in working towards inter-cultural understanding and promoting culturally inclusive societies. You’ll benefit from rigorous teaching, teaching practice placements, and a diverse student cohort.

Become a language teacher in schools, language centres and universities around the world with our Master of Modern Languages Education. This course focuses on pedagogy and language as they apply to classroom instruction.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Get a taste of the Master of Modern Languages Education and become qualified as an accredited Languages teacher with the Graduate Certificate in Modern Languages Education.

Duration 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake:30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Gain the skills required to start an exciting career teaching English as an additional language with our internationally recognised Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Get a taste of the Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and become qualified to teach English as an additional language.

Duration 6 months full-time / 1 year part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Better understand children and young people with learning difficulties and learn how to create an inclusive environment to promote effective learning and positive behaviour in delivering greater student achievement.

Our renowned Master of Learning Intervention builds the skills required to support the specialist learning needs of children and young people.

Duration 2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville) or Online
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Gain the skills to create an inclusive environment for children and young people with disability and learning needs. Complete four subjects from the Masters. Commonwealth Supported Places available.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville) or online
Closing date (DOM)No intake
Closing date (INT)No intake

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Gain the skills to better support the needs of students with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Duration1 - 2 years part time
Mode Online
Closing date (DOM)No intake
Closing date (INT)No intake

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Developed for current and aspirational educational school leaders, build your leadership skills and knowledge to enhance effective teaching and learning, and contribute to greater student achievement.

This course will build your skills and knowledge to enhance effective teaching and learning, and contribute to greater student achievement. The course focuses on the impact of evidence-based approaches to the leadership of teaching.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Sample the Master of Instructional Leadership and begin building your leadership skills. You’ll explore research on how school leaders best impact teacher and student learning, and evaluate the impact of leadership decisions.

Duration 1 year part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Not available to international students

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Explore the science of wellbeing with an evidence-based approach. Gain a scientific understanding of how humans flourish and communities and institutions can be strengthened through positive psychology so you can apply these principles in your professional and personal life. We also offer one of only four educational psychology degrees in Australia where you’ll be taught by internationally recognised education experts preparing you to work as a registered psychologist supporting individuals with developmental and learning issues.

Australia’s leading Masters in Applied Positive Psychology explores the science of wellbeing with an evidence-based approach. You will gain a scientific understanding of how humans flourish and communities can be strengthened through positive psychology.

Duration 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Mode Online (mid-year intake)
On campus (Parkville) (start year intake)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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The Professional Certificate in Positive Psychology explores science-based methods of building wellbeing, motivation and performance in organisations. Entry point into the Master of Applied Positive Psychology.

Duration 6 months part-time
ModeOnline (mid-year intake)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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The Master of Educational Psychology is for those who want to work in a range of educational settings upon graduation.

Duration2 years full-time / 4 years part-time
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM | INT)14 September 2022 (for Start-Year 2023 intake)

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Founded on the principles of positive psychology, the Professional Certificate in Positive Education gives educators and allied health professionals the skills to enhance wellbeing and resilience in students. Entry point into the Master of Applied Positive Psychology.

Duration 6 months part-time
Mode Online (mid-year intake)
On campus (Parkville) (start year intake)
Closing date (DOM)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 30 Nov 2022
Closing date (INT)Start-Year 2023 Intake: 31 Oct 2022

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Become a Teacher

Study the Master of Teaching to start a rewarding career in teaching. Our Master of Teaching program here at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education brings together theory and practice in a way that gives you powerful insights into children and young people and how they learn.  Connect with the latest research and become skilled at assessing individual abilities and adapting your teaching to support the needs of each student as they grow and develop over time. Early childhood, primary and secondary streams are available.

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Aligned to industry and workforce needs, these small, highly accessible courses equip you with in-demand skills and knowledge for your job now, and help you build a diverse skill-set for the future.

The Abecedarian Approach is one of the few evidence-based, proven programs that integrates basic principles of human learning and development into a fun, affordable, and effective approach to early childhood education.

Duration 1-3 days
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM|INT)March, April, August, October

The CLASS Observation Training program teaches students to observe teacher-child interactions and provide feedback to help new and experienced teachers become more effective. The program also helps educational leaders and teachers to lead and develop other educators in CLASS so they can use it in their setting.

Duration 2 days
Mode On campus (Parkville)
Closing date (DOM|INT)March, June

Explore frameworks, research and literature to help you evaluate the benefits of learning technologies and resources. Gain an evidence base and criteria that can help explain the value of digital tools in your classroom.

Duration 5 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)March 13

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Gain a multifaceted understanding of educational leadership to better support teachers of young children in Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) settings.

Duration 8 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)17 July

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Gain the skills to lead educators in providing quality educational programs and practices for young children  in Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) settings.

Duration 8 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)25 April

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Gain a research and policy-informed understanding of approaches to advocacy and activism and how they can achieve equitable outcomes for young children and families.

Duration 8 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)9 October

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Enhance your capacity as an educational leader to build collaborative partnerships to further support young children's learning in Early Childhood and Education Care (ECEC) settings.

Duration 8 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)5 June

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Explore strategies to lead and guide your colleagues to develop teaching and learning practices that improve student experiences and outcomes within innovative learning environments.

Duration 4 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)25 April

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Lead change in schools through implementing and transitioning to innovative learning environments.

Duration 4 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)6 Nov

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Explore strategies and scenarios for managing online student interactions, bullying, feedback, moderation and peer-to-peer learning in new and emerging digital environments, including augmented reality and virtual reality. Review online learning spaces to ensure they are safe and ethical.

Duration 5 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)17 July

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Discover how your mind frame influences your teaching within innovative learning environments.

Duration 4 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)13 March

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Gain practical strategies and tools to support effective teaching practices in innovative learning environments, as well as the capabilities to impart your knowledge to colleagues.

Duration 4 weeks
Mode Fully online
Closing date (DOM | INT)February, October

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Be taught by internationally recognised education experts.

Our curriculums are thought-leading, relevant and research-informed.

No.1 Education school in Australia and No.14 in the world.*

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022: Education

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Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The Melbourne Graduate School of Education is a global leader in teaching and education research, offering challenging courses, world-changing research and contemporary learning spaces.

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