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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 titlePostgradCertEd
CRICOS code037971K
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)0.5 years FT, 1 year PT
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9905 2888 or email

Course coordinator

Dr Jane Southcott


  • This course is available only to cohorts of students by arrangement with the faculty.


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.


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

  • developed an understanding of reflective practice and its relationship to ongoing professional learning and growth
  • reflected on the relationship between theory and practice in teaching
  • a deeper understanding of classroom practice and its relationship to student learning
  • developed a greater awareness of the nature of professional learning
  • developed an understanding of the nature of professional knowledge of practice
  • developed an understanding of a diversity of approaches to teaching and learning about practice
  • have a better understanding of the central role of professional learning in the ongoing development of professional knowledge of practice.


Students are required to successfully complete two 12-point core units.


Students complete any two 12-point units selected from the units offered* within the postgraduate coursework studies programs and approved by the course advisor.

* See the handbook entry for 2500 Master of Education for the full list of units offered.

Progression to further studies

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


Postgraduate Certificate of Education