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Monash University Handbook 2011 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 titleGradDipEd(ProfDevSt)
CRICOS code037835G
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Gippsland)
Off-campus (Gippsland)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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Course coordinator


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 encourage the development of reflective practice and its relationship to ongoing professional learning and growth. 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.


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
  • foster deeper understandings of classroom practice and its relationship to student learning
  • foster a greater awareness of the nature of professional learning
  • have a deeper understanding of the nature of professional knowledge of practice
  • have developed deeper understandings 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.


The course comprises 48 points of study, normally completed by students undertaking eight 6-point units.

Alternative exit(s)

Students may exit with a Graduate Certificate of Education (Professional Development Studies) after 24 points providing they have met the requirements for that award.


Graduate Certificate of Education (Professional Development Studies)

Graduate Diploma of Education (Professional Development Studies)