Master of Education

Australian Catholic University
Australian Catholic University
  • Awarded by

    Australian Catholic University (RTO 3578)

  • Qualification

    Master's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    Up to 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Start Date

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  • Location


  • Career Outcomes

    Education Support Worker | Curriculum Leader | Education Administrator | Educational Researcher | View all

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Last modified: 29 Nov 2018

In a Nutshell

Build advanced teaching skills to enhance your career prospects with this Master of Education course from Australian Catholic University. 

Designed for those working in educational contexts, this specialised qualification gives you the opportunity to build advanced, highly relevant teaching skills to enhance your career prospects and better help others. While this course is not a formal teaching qualification, it provides the foundation skills and knowledge required to help others thrive using specialised teaching techniques.

With a range of specialisations on offer, this qualification offers highly tailored and relevant pathways. You may choose to study allied schools psychology, autism spectrum studies, career development, inclusive practice, integrated STEM, literacy intervention, leading learning, mathematics, safeguarding children and young people, student wellbeing, and teaching English to speakers of other languages. 

If you work in areas like education administration, policy development, counselling, psychology, defense or clergy, this qualification is highly relevant. With options for online delivery and part-time study, this qualification is flexible and fits in with your life and work -- and if you already hold an education qualification, you'll graduate with a relevant, rewarding qualification in less time. 


  • What You'll Need to Get In


    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

    • Hold a bachelor's degree in education, or a bachelor's degree and a recognised education qualification; OR
    • Hold a bachelor's degree in an area other than education.
  • Subject Breakdown

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    In this education course, the subjects you may study include:

    Allied school psychology specialisation units:

    • Educational and behavioural functional assessment
    • School and class-wide evidence-based interventions
    • Learner differences and learner needs
    • Exceptional children and atypical development
    • Mental health and basic counselling skills
    • Positive education: A strengths-based approach

    Autism spectrum studies specialisation units:

    • Frameworks and interventions in ASD
    • Authentic program planning and ASD
    • Practices in social behaviour, social communication for ASD
    • Supporting children with complex needs

    Career development specialisation units:

    • Counselling for career development
    • Educating for lifelong career development
    • Professional practice and development
    • Career assessment: Theory and job search advising
    • Advanced coaching for change
    • Advanced assessment for coaching

    Inclusive practice specialisation units:

    • Contextual issues for inclusive practice
    • Inclusive teaching and community practice
    • Supporting children with special gifts and talents
    • Supporting children with complex needs

    Integrated STEM specialisation units:

    • Integrating STEM into effective classroom practice
    • Science in an integrated STEM classroom
    • Mathematics in an integrated STEM classroom
    • Technology and engineering in an integrated STEM classroom

    Leading learning specialisation units:

    • Leading teaching and learning
    • Leading educational change
    • Education policy
    • Leading learning cultures
    • Evidence-based leading for learning

    Literacy intervention specialisation units:

    • Oral language learning, assessment and teaching
    • Literacy learning and intervention

    Mathematics specialisation units:

    • Learning mathematics
    • Teaching mathematics
    • Number development in the middle years
    • Geometry and measurement in the middle years
    • Statistics and probability in the middle years
    • Algebra and function in the middle years

    Safeguarding children and young people specialisation units:

    • Working with children and young people: Ethics, values and practices
    • The theology of childhood: Close to the mystery of God
    • Safeguarding childhood: Perspectives from law and welfare
    • Safeguarding children: Implications for professional practices in institutional settings

    TESOL specialisation units:

    • Assessment and curriculum design in TESOL
    • Language, culture and communication
    • Teaching strategies for TESOL
    • A metalanguage for 21st century literacies

    Student wellbeing specialisation units:

    • Perspectives on wellbeing
    • Professional practice and wellbeing
    • Enabling positive learning environments
    • Family and community engagement for wellbeing and learning

    Other education units:

    • Catholic perspectives across the curriculum
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  • Why Australian Catholic University?

    Since opening their doors in January of 1991, the Australian Catholic University (ACU) has been educating students in a range of fields; from arts and humanities to health, education, leadership, social work, theology and more. When you sign up to a course at ACU, you’re not just another number, they see each student as a whole, offering you an educational experience that’ll empower you and prepare you for success.

    Whether you choose to study online or at one of ACU’s many upbeat campuses, you’re sure to receive the support you need to succeed and thrive with your studies.

    Students of ACU can access their Academic Skills Unit, which will help build your skills around exam prep, offer study tips, writing tips and more. Access online resources, participate in workshops, ask questions via their ‘Ask an Adviser’ online services, book a consult, or simply drop-in.

    Their team of staff and researchers are all about offering students an education with greater purpose – empowering students to achieve goals and accomplish something great!

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

Where Will This Course Take You?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Master of Education from Australian Catholic University. 

While this qualification is not a teaching qualification, it will equip you with the skills and insights required to seek employment in the rewarding field of education. You may choose to work as a teaching professional, education administer, researcher or policy-maker, and with specialised study options will be able to pursue a highly specialised and stimulating career. 

Wondering where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

Let's Talk Price

Australian Catholic University charges fees at the beginning of each study period and offers easy upfront payment, payment assistance may be available for eligible students. 


You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor's degree in education, or a bachelor's degree and a recognised education qualification; OR
  • Hold a bachelor's degree in an area other than education.


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