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Monash University Handbook 2010

The Faculty of Education is committed to innovative research and teaching that takes seriously the global/local interface of all the activities of a public university. The focus of our work is learning and development - the learning and development of individuals of all ages, and of organisations and communities.

Our mission is to contribute to the public interest through high-quality and ethical teaching, research and community service. To this end, we will create and pursue opportunities that strengthen and sustain a vibrant intellectual community.

Our vision is of:

  • graduates who are capable, ethical citizens of the world, distinguished by their knowledge, intellectual engagement and professional skill, and their innovation and flexibility
  • research practice and scholarly output that is recognised locally and internationally for its originality, rigour and impartiality, and for providing advice and services that inform and lead professional practice, public debate and policy, and community action
  • an intellectual, social, physical and web environment that challenges, enthuses and supports all to learn and excel and which sustains productive working relations characterised by parity of respect, contribution and recognition.

The Faculty of Education is located on three Australian campuses - Clayton, Peninsula and Gippsland - and also teaches in Singapore and Hong Kong, attracting students from throughout Australia and from more than 50 countries.


Courses offered by the Faculty of Education are designed to develop effective, innovative and sensitive professionals who support the learning and development of a diverse range of individuals, organisations and communities.

The faculty offers courses in:

Curriculum and pedagogy
  • initial teacher education (early childhood, primary, secondary and adult)
  • information and communication technology in education
  • literacy studies
  • mathematics and science education
  • music education

International education, language and cultural studies
  • applied linguistics
  • bilingual/immersion education
  • international education
  • teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL)
  • teaching English to speakers of other languages - international (TESOL - international)
  • teaching languages other than English (LOTE)

Psychology, counselling and inclusive and special/gifted education
  • counselling
  • gifted education
  • inclusive and special education
  • psychology

Sport and outdoor recreation studies
Work, learning and leadership studies
  • leadership, policy and change
  • mentoring and coaching
  • organisational leadership
  • school leadership
  • work and learning studies

As well as undergraduate studies, the faculty offers a number of graduate and postgraduate qualifications. Of particular interest to current undergraduate students studying non-education degrees are the:

  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary)
  • Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary).

These programs build upon a non-education degree which allow participants who have not studied an initial teacher education degree to gain necessary initial teaching qualifications*. Details of these postgraduate programs are available in the Postgraduate Handbook at

* Most Australian states and territories (including Victoria) recognise a pre-service initial teacher education Graduate Diploma of Education, which builds upon a non-education degree as providing a four-year teacher education qualification. However, specific registration requirements may differ in some states and territories. Registration boards and employing authorities across the world may, similarly, have particular local requirements. Students wishing to teach at a specific location or setting outside Victoria are urged to check that a graduate diploma together with an undergraduate degree is recognised.

Student advisers

All students in the faculty are encouraged to see their lecturers about any academic problems they may have. Administrative staff may also be approached about issues impacting on their enrolment and progress through the course.

For routine inquiries, students should initially contact the admissions and student services office on their campus as follows:


Telephone: +61 3 9905 2888


Telephone: +61 3 9902 6367


Telephone: +61 3 9904 4291