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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 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)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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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 before proceeding to further 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.

Recognition of prior learning

Students may be eligible for credit for recognition of prior learning on the basis of non-award programs, workplace research, formal units of study and supervised independent study.


This course is designed to be very flexible and will permit a wide range of studies and activities in professional development to be drawn together.


Students complete 24 points of study, normally by undertaking four 6-point units.


Graduate Certificate of Education (Professional Development Studies)

Graduate Certificate of Education (Professional Development)