Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOff-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • 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 be able to:

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


This course consists of two 12-point core units.


Students complete any two 12-point units selected from the units offered within course 2500 Master of Education and approved by the course adviser.

Progression to further studies

Students who successfully complete this course may complete a relevant postgraduate diploma or master's degree by undertaking a further two or four units respectively.


Postgraduate Certificate of Education