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Monash University

Graduate Diploma of Education (Professional Development Studies)

Course code: 1736 ~ Course abbreviation: GradDipEd(ProfDevSt) ~ Total credit points required: 48 ~ 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Education

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Gippsland)

Off-campus (Gippsland)

Course description

This is a flexible program designed to allow professional educators to upgrade their qualifications. It will provide three-year-trained teachers with their fourth year of tertiary study.

Course Objectives

This program is designed for those interested in developing knowledge and skills of teaching. The program aims to help participants focus on teaching and learning in ways that encourages the development of reflective practice and its relationship to ongoing professional learning and growth.

The program aims to: stimulate teachers to think about the relationship between theory and practice in teaching; foster deeper understandings of classroom practice and its relationship to student learning; foster a greater awareness of the nature of professional learning; highlight the nature of professional knowledge of practice; develop deeper understandings of a diversity of approaches to teaching and learning about practice.

Involvement in the program should therefore aid participants in coming to a better understand the central role of professional learning in the ongoing development of professional knowledge of practice.

Course structure

The course comprises 48 points of study, normally completed by students undertaking eight six-point units.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9902 6367 or email

Course adviser

Associate Professor Tony Taylor