Course information for - 2021 entry

Offered at 1 locations

Study mode

1.5 years - 2 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Fees (first year)*
$ Fee-Paying
Start dates
Semester 1 - February , Semester 2 - July



This advanced education course will enable you to enhance your professional knowledge in pedagogical practices, as well as demonstrate an understanding of recent research. You will analyse the challenges and changing demands of education in the context of social justice, equity and ethics, preparing you to transform and improve practice as a leader in education.


Professional experience

In order to attain a named specialisation in TESOL, students will need to successfully complete a supervised practicum experience (6 hours).



Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • teaching and leadership
  • education administration
  • research studies
  • policy making
  • curriculum leader

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Master of Education, a student must complete 120-160 credit points (cp).

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AQF framework

Masters (Coursework) - AQF Level 9

Exit Points

A student who has completed 40 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the Graduate Certificate in Education.

A student who has completed 80 cp from the Schedule of Unit Offerings may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Education.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites:

  1. Bachelor degree in Education; or a Bachelor degree and a recognised teaching qualification; or
  2. Bachelor degree in an area other than Education.

Disclamer :The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission.

English language requirements

IELTS  overall score of 7.0. Individual score of 6.0 in all tests.

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you


Further study

Graduates of this program may be eligible to progress to a Doctor of Education or a Doctor of Philosophy.

Additional course information

Participants with a teaching qualification complete the 120 credit point course with or without a named specialisation. Participants without a teaching qualification complete the 160 credit point course from the Schedule of Unit Offerings outlined in the course handbook on the ACU website.


Course costs

Average first year fee*

$ Fee-Paying

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support. 

Explore your options 


You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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How to apply

Domestic applicants


Apply through

code 10001275

Direct Application

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Deferment is available for one year. Some specialisations may not run every year. Find out more about deferment.

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