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Master of Education

Masters by Coursework

Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    MEd (c/w)

  • Course code


  • Credit points



The Master of Education is an innovative and practical course for professional educators. It has pathways relevant for teachers and educational leaders from all sectors, including early childhood, primary, secondary, vocational education and training and higher education. It enables educators to significantly advance their practice in a range of areas including leadership, innovation and change, student wellbeing and educational research and evaluation. 

Significant advanced standing (or credit) is available for those with relevant previous learning and expertise. Educational professionals can enrol in the full award or complete individual units as professional development.

Graduate AttributeCourse Learning Outcome
Intellectual rigour

Analyse critically, reflect on, synthesise and evaluate educational information, problems, concepts and theories.

Apply knowledge of evaluation and research principles and methods to investigate issues and solve problems in educational contexts


Demonstrate initiative by identifying innovative and creative responses to educational challenges, issues and opportunities for change in education

Ethical practice

Demonstrate a highly developed commitment to social justice, human rights, ethics and sustainability in scholarship, research and professional practice

Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced and integrated theoretical and practical understanding of a complex body of knowledge in the discipline of education.

Locate, evaluate, manage and use theory, information and data necessary for evidence-based professional practice

Lifelong learning

Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes and plan and regulate ongoing personal and professional learning.

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed judgement, adaptability, responsibility and accountability when responding to change in the workplace

Communication and social skills

Communicate concisely, appropriately and professionally in an oral and written form in both an academic and professional settings.

Demonstrate leadership and the capacity to work collaboratively with individuals and teams

Cultural competence

Engage in educational practices that are informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, global perspectives, inclusivity and respect for the rights of all persons

Students choose from a wide range of units of study with the following themes:

  • Career planning and developing a professional portfolio
  • Educational leadership
  • Change and innovation in teaching and learning
  • Student wellbeing

Work-based research and evaluation.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Session 1 , Session 2 N/A N/A

Career Outcomes

Units in this course are aligned with the national professional standards of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

To be eligible for the award of Master of Education a candidate shall successfully complete the equivalent of sixteen (16) units comprising:

  1. all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units attached to these Rules; and
  2. ten (10) units selected from Part B of the Schedule.
  3. Notwithstanding Requirements for an Award Rule (b), the Course Coordinator may approve the substitution of up to four (4) relevant postgraduate coursework units from elsewhere in the University’s offerings for those in Part B of the Schedule.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Level of learning Notes
Contact the School of Education for this course progression.

Note 1:

Double-weighted unit

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes

Part A

EDU91001 Developing a Professional Portfolio: Part A Introductory
EDU91002 Developing a Professional Portfolio: Part B Introductory
EDU00751 Critical Literature Review Advanced
EDU93001 Research Methods in Education Advanced
EDU00754 Research Project Advanced Note 1

Part B

Unit Code Unit Title Level of learning Notes
EDU92001 Work-based Professional Learning Project Intermediate
EDU91003 Change and Innovation in Teaching and Learning Introductory
EDU92002 Leading Professional Learning Communities Intermediate
EDU92003 Using Assessment Data to Improve Student Learning Intermediate
EDU92004 Managing Assessment in Vocational Education and Training Intermediate
EDU00018 Embracing Diversity Intermediate
CYS03342 Children's Rights: Policy into Practice Intermediate
CYS03343 Promoting Children's Protection and Participation Intermediate
CYS03344 Children and the Law Intermediate
CYS03345 Strengthening Young People's Social and Emotional Wellbeing Intermediate
CYS03346 Supporting Young People's Health and Safety: Perspectives on Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health Intermediate
CYS03347 Improving Practice through Program Evaluation Intermediate
CYS03350 Supporting Children Through Difficult Times: Recognising, Responding and Referring Intermediate
EDU00017 Vocational Education and Training Studies Introductory
EDU01029 Adult Learning Introductory
TCH03193 Foundations of Academic Practice in Higher Education Introductory
TCH03194 Assessment and Learning in Higher Education Advanced
TCH03195 Curriculum Design and Review in Higher Education Advanced
TCH03196 The Scholarship of Academic Practice Advanced