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Duration

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time 
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890
Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

The Master of Education (with specialisations) provides opportunities to expand your professional knowledge and skills, and develop your leadership capabilities. The course has a strong emphasis on research embedded in professional practice.

Flexible online study

Online delivery gives you the freedom to study at a time and place that suit you. If you are working, you'll be able to apply what you learn directly to a professional setting. You can also speed up or slow down your study pace to meet your changing needs.

Personalised learning

This course offers a general qualification, which allows you to select from a diverse range of subjects to meet your needs and interests, or you can choose one of the following specialisations:

  • Adult and Vocational Education (specialisation available from session 1 2018)
  • Contemporary Literacies
  • Educational Leadership
  • Educational Research
  • Information Technologies.

Contemporary program

To ensure course content meets the needs of those working in the sector, the Master of Education (with specialisations) is regularly reviewed under the guidance of an external advisory committee made up of school sector leaders, principals and teachers.

Reputation for excellence

CSU's School of Education has a strong international reputation and research profile. You'll learn from leading educators who have made substantial contributions to research and curriculum development over many years.

Graduate Certificate in Education

The Graduate Certificate in Education provides an exit point, should you wish to graduate with this qualification. If you subsequently enrol in the Master of Education (with specialisations), you'll receive credit for the units you completed in your Graduate Certificate.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning

Working with Children Check

All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

CSU’s Master of Education provides a career-enhancing qualification that may lead to employment opportunities in Australia or overseas. You could pursue leadership positions or explore roles in other areas of education as a specialised teaching professional, policy maker, education administrator or educational researcher. If you have taken the Educational Research specialisation and have a strong academic record, you may be eligible to undertake a PhD.

CSU’s Master of Education provides a career-enhancing qualification that may lead to employment opportunities in Australia or overseas. You could pursue leadership positions or explore roles in other areas of education as a specialised teaching professional, policy maker, education administrator or educational researcher. If you have taken the Educational Research specialisation and have a strong academic record, you may be eligible to undertake a PhD.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit may be granted where a student has completed study at an appropriate level beyond an initial four years of tertiary study where this study does not constitute part of the admission criteria.

The following credit arrangements have been put in place for the Master of Education and the following Specialisations:

  • Educational Leadership
  • Information Technologies
  • Contemporary Literacies
  • Educational Research

EDU51C - Education Studies Level 5 Subject - 8 subject points Transfer Credit (TCR) will be granted where an applicant has successfully completed the Experienced Principals Development Course (EPDC) delivered by the Ontario Principals Council and accredited by the Ontario Council of Teachers.

EDU51C - Education Studies Level 5 Subject - 8 subject points Transfer Credit (TCR) will be granted where an applicant has successfully completed the standard Principals Qualification Programs (PQPs) Part 1 and Part 2 delivered by providers accredited by the Ontario Council of Teachers.

EDU51C - Education Studies Level 5 Subject - 8 points Transfer Credit (TCR) will be granted where an applicant has successfully completed the Special Education for Administrators Program delivered by providers accredited by the Ontario Council of Teachers.

ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership - 8 subject point Transfer Credit (TCR) and ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations - 8 subject points Transfer Credit (TCR) will be granted where an applicant has completed the enhanced Masters Dimension Principals Qualification Program (PQP) Part 1 and Part 2 developed in partnership between CSU and the Ontario Principals Council and accredited by the Ontario Council of Teachers.

ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership - 8 subject point Transfer Credit (TCR) and ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations - 8 subject points Transfer Credit (TCR) will be granted where an applicant has completed the enhanced Masters Dimension Principals Qualification Program (PQP) Part 1 and Part 2, developed in partnership between CSU and the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario and accredited by the Ontario Council of Teachers.

EDU51C - Education Studies Level 5 Subject - 8 subject points Transfer Credit (TCR)  will be granted on the basis of three part Additional Qualification (AQ) (includes three part specialist short courses that are recognised by Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)) .

EDU51C - Education Studies Level 5 Subject - 8 subject points Transfer (TCR) credit will be granted on the basis of Honour Specialist (an appropriate Secondary Specialist course, with an Honours degree, as recognised by Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)).

EDU51C - Level 5 Education Studies Level 5 Subject - 16 points Transfer Credit (TCR) will be granted on the basis of a Combined (double) Honour Specialist (two appropriate Secondary Specialist courses, with an Honours degree, as recognised by Ontario College of Teachers (OCT)).

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Fees and course offerings

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The section below is designed to allow you to select the option specific to your circumstances to discover the course fee and course offering information appropriate for you.

Master of Education (with specialisations)

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

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Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Master of Education (with specialisations) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The Master of Education course consists of 64 points of study. The requirements for the individual Master of Education course (with / without specialisation) are listed below.

The Graduate Certificate of Education (with / without specialisation) consists of 32 points.  Detailed requirements are also listed below.

All subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.


MASTER OF EDUCATION
To graduate with the Master of Education, students must complete 64 points made up of 2 core subjects (16 points)  and 48 points of restricted electives, as detailed below:

Core subjects (2 subjects)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (introductory subject)
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (final subject)

Restricted electives (choose subjects to the value of 48 points, i.e. 5-6 subjects)
EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review
EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
ELN500 Exploring Literature
ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
ELS504 Understanding Writing
EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process
EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology
EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
EEB504 Data-informed Practice
ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points)
ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
ESA513 Leading Learning
ESC515 Classroom Technologies
ESC516 Web Pedagogies
ESS540 Designing the Inclusive School
ITI509 Leading Learning in ICT
ITI510 Integrating Educational Technology

In addition to the elective options listed above, up to two other subjects (16 points) that are suitable and relevant to the aims and objectives of this course may be selected as electives from within or external to the University, with prior written permission from the Course Coordinator. While most restricted electives are Level 5 subjects, a maximum of two 8-point Level 4 subjects may be chosen with prior written permission from the Course Coordinator.


MASTER OF EDUCATION (ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION)
The Master of Education (Adult and Vocational Education) consists of 8 subjects (64 points) made up of 7 core subjects and one restricted elective, as detailed below:

Core subjects (2 subjects)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (introductory subject)
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (final subject)

Adult and Vocational Education specialisation core subjects (6 subjects)
EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change

Restricted elective (choose 1 subject)
ESA503 Leading Educational Change OR ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP)
The Master of Education (Educational Leadership) consists of 8 subjects (64 points) made up of 6 core subjects and 2 restricted electives, as detailed below:

Core subjects
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (introductory subject)
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (final subject)

Students must also complete a minimum of 32 points (4 subjects) from the Educational Leadership specialisation as shown below, and a further 16 points (the equivalent of two 8-point subjects) of restricted electives.

Educational Leadership specialisation core subjects (4 subjects)
ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis

Educational Leadership specialisation restricted elective (choose 1 subject)
ESA503 Leading Educational Change OR ESA513 Leading Learning

PLUS 16 points of subjects chosen from the restricted electives list / as approved by the Course Coordinator.
 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES)
The Master of Education (Information Technologies) consists of 8 subjects (64 points) made up of 2 core subjects, 4 restricted electives from the information technologies specialisation, and a further 2 subjects / 16 points of restricted electives.

Core subjects (2 subjects)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (introductory subject)
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (final subject)

Information Technologies specialisation restricted electives (choose 4 subjects)
ESC515 Classroom Technologies
ESC516 Web Pedagogies
EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology
EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
ITI509 Leading Learning in ICT
ITI510 Integrating Educational Technology

PLUS 16 points of subjects chosen from the restricted electives list / as approved by the Course Coordinator.
 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (CONTEMPORARY LITERACIES)
The Master of Education (Contemporary Literacies) consists of 8 subjects (64 points) made up of 6 core subjects, and a further 2 subjects / 16 points of restricted electives.

Core subjects (2 subjects)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (introductory subject)
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (final subject)

Contemporary Literacies specialisation core subjects (4 subjects)
ELN500 Exploring Literature
ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
ELS504 Understanding Writing
EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process

PLUS 16 points of subjects chosen from the restricted electives list / as approved by the Course Coordinator.
 

MASTER OF EDUCATION (EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH)
The Master of Education (Educational Research) consists of 64 points (equivalent to 8 standard subjects) including 5 core subjects, and a further 24 points (3 subjects) or 16 points (2 subjects) of restricted electives.

Core subject (1 subject)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century (introductory subject)

Educational Research specialisation core subjects (4 subjects)
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review (8 points) (final subject) OR ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) (final subject)

PLUS 16 / 24 points of subjects chosen from the restricted electives list / as approved by the Course Coordinator.
 

NOTE: ALL MASTERS SPECIALISATIONS
With the permission of the Course Coordinator, students may be able to substitute one subject in a specialisation with EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review or two subjects in a specialisation with ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points). If EEB501 and/or ERP502 are to be included as substitutes, the submissions required in these two subjects must be based on a topic related to the specialisation.

Before enrolling in ERP502 Master of Education Project, students are strongly advised to complete EER500 Introduction to Educational Research, EER501 Qualitative Research Methods, EER502 Quantitative Research Methods and EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION
The Graduate Certificate in Education consists of 32 points (4 subjects) made up of any 4 subjects from the Master of Education restricted electives list.
 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (ADULT AND VOCATIONAL EDUCATION)
The Graduate Certificate in Education (Adult and Vocational Education) consists of 32 points (4 subjects) of study, made up of 3 core subjects plus one restricted elective, as follows:

Core subjects (3 subjects)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia and
EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education

Adult and Vocational Education specialisation restricted electives (choose 1 subject)
EMV501 The Adult and Vocational Education System in Australia
EPT509 High Level Facilitation Skills in Adult and Vocational Education
EEL510 Leading Professional Learning Organisations
EPT502 Issues in Professional Learning
EEL500 Mentoring, Leadership and Change
ESA503 Leading Educational Change
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis
 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP)
The Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) consists of 32 points (4 subjects), made up of one core subject plus 3 restricted electives, as follows:

Core subject (1 subject)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century

Educational Leadership specialisation restricted electives (choose 2 subjects)
ESA501 Mapping the Field of Educational Leadership
ESA502 Educational Leadership in Contemporary Organisations
ESA504 Education Policy Analysis

PLUS a further 8 points from the Master of Education restricted electives list.


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES)
The Graduate Certificate in Education (Educational Leadership) consists of 32 points (4 subjects), made up of one core subject plus 3 restricted electives, as follows:

Core subject (1 subject)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century

Information Technologies specialisation restricted electives (choose 2 subjects)
ESC515 Classroom Technologies
ESC516 Web Pedagogies
EMT501 Educational Applications of Information Technology
EMT503 Leadership in Learning and Teaching with ICT
ITI509 Leading Learning in ICT
ITI510 Integrating Educational Technology

PLUS a further 8 points from the Master of Education restricted electives list.
 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (CONTEMPORARY LITERACIES)
The Graduate Certificate in Education (Contemporary Literacies) consists of 32 points (4 subjects), made up of one core subject plus 3 restricted electives, as follows:

Core subject (1 subject)
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century

Contemporary Literacies specialisation restricted electives (choose 2 subjects)
ELN500 Exploring Literature
ELS503 Teaching Reading in a Diverse World
ELS504 Understanding Writing
EML436 The Multimodal Writing Process

PLUS a further 8 points from the Master of Education restricted electives list.
 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH)
This course consists of 32 points (4 subjects), made up of 2 core subjects plus 2 restricted electives, as follows:

Core subjects (2 subjects)
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century

Educational Research specialisation restricted electives (choose 1 subject)
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods OR EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

PLUS a further 8 points from the Master of Education restricted electives list, excluding EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review and ERP502 Master of Education Project.
 

KEY SUBJECTS
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course.  Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course.  Student must pass key subjects at no more than two attempts.  Key subjects for all of the above courses (excluding the Graduate Certificate in Education  which has no key subjects) are as follows:

EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century.

Because there is a limited number of compulsory subjects in the Master of Education, it is impossible to provide a detailed enrolment pattern. Below are possible patterns of study showing enrolment in Sessions 1 and 2.  However it is also possible to enrol in some subjects in Session 3 if desired.

MASTER OF EDUCATION
MASTER OF EDUCATION (Adult and Vocational Education)
MASTER OF EDUCATION (Educational Leadership)
MASTER OF EDUCATION (Information Technologies)
MASTER OF EDUCATION (Contemporary Literacies)

Core subject EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century must be undertaken in the first session of study, while core subject EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century must be undertaken in the final session of study.

The enrolment pattern below includes a minimum of 32 points of specialisation subjects; for full details of specialisation requirements, see Course Structure section.

FULL-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 1
[      ] Restricted elective / Specialisation 2
[      ] Restricted elective

Year 1 - Session 2
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[      ]  Restricted elective / Specialisation 3
[      ]  Restricted elective / Specialisation 4
[      ]  Restricted elective
 

PART-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[      ]  Restricted elective / Specialisation 1

Year 1 - Session 2
[      ]  Restricted elective / Specialisation 2
[      ]  Restricted elective / Specialisation 3

Year 2 - Session 1
[      ]  Restricted elective / Specialisation 4
[      ]  Restricted elective

Year 2 - Session 2
EEB503 Reflecting on Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
[       ] Restricted elective


MASTER OF EDUCATION (EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH)

FULL-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research
EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review OR [    ] Restricted elective
ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) (commence) OR  [    ]  Restricted elective

Year 1 - Session 2
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods
ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) (complete) OR  [    ]  Restricted elective
[            ] Restricted elective
 

PART-TIME -

Year 1 - Session 1
EER504 Education as a Profession in the 21st Century
EER500 Introduction to Educational Research

Year 1 - Session 2
EER501 Qualitative Research Methods
EER502 Quantitative Research Methods

Year 2 - Session 1
EEB501 Preparing a Literature Review OR [    ] Restricted elective
ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) (commence) OR  [    ] Restricted elective

Year 2 - Session 2
ERP502 Master of Education Project (16 points) (complete) OR  [    ]  Restricted elective
[          ]  Restricted elective


GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION (WITH SPECIALISATIONS)
Because of the limited number of compulsory subjects and scope for elective choice in the Graduate Certificate (s), it is impossible to provide a specific enrolment pattern.  For advice on an appropriate enrolment pattern for the chosen specialisation, students should contact the Course Director.

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Additional Graduation Requirements

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When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

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Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

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Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Apply direct to CSU

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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