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Monash University

Postgraduate Certificate of Education

Course code: 3205 ~ Course abbreviation: PostgradCertEd ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 6 months full-time, 1 year part-time ~ Available for cohort only ~ Managing faculty: Education

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Clayton)

Off-campus (Clayton)

Multimode (Clayton)

Course description

This course is designed to meet the needs of educators, educational administrators, managers, policy makers and others interested or involved in learning and education or working in the wider educational community, who wish to pursue studies at postgraduate level.

Course Objectives

The program aims to help participants focus on teaching and learning in ways that encourage the development of reflective practice and its relationship to ongoing professional learning and growth.

The program aims to: stimulate students 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 24 points of study. Students will complete any two 12-point units selected from the units offered* within the postgraduate coursework studies programs and approved by the course adviser.

Candidates who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate of Education may complete a postgraduate diploma or a masters degree by undertaking a further two or four units respectively.

    * Units within the Postgraduate Certificate of Education are offered in various flexible learning modes. These may include units offered through on-campus (weekly or intensive block delivery classes) and off-campus modes. Some units may be offered on one or more campuses or in more than one mode.

Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2819 or visit

Course adviser

Dr Jane Southcott