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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleGradCertEd(ProfDevS)
CRICOS code037833J
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9902 6367 or email

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Tony Taylor.


This course is a flexible program offered to professional educators to allow them to upgrade their qualifications. The course is also offered to non-tertiary qualified applicants with substantial professional experience who may use it as an entry to graduate and postgraduate study. Such students will be required to achieve specified minimum grade levels prior to their proceeding to graduate or postgraduate study.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • been stimulated to think about the relationship between theory and practice in teaching
  • gained deeper understandings of classroom practice and its relationship to student learning
  • developed a greater awareness of the nature of professional learning
  • understood the nature of professional knowledge of practice.


This qualification is designed to be very flexible and will permit a wide range of studies and activities in professional development to be drawn together, including credit for non-award programs, workplace research, formal units of study and supervised independent study as part of a 'recognition of prior learning' program.


The course comprises 24 points of study, normally completed by the student undertaking four 6-point units.


Graduate Certificate of Education (Professional Development Studies)