Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study 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 area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Education


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


This Master of Education specialisation focuses on ways to lead and develop communities of learners and their learning; in workplaces, communities and in local, regional, global and virtual spaces. It offers ideas and approaches to enable participation and learning, through formal and non-formal means, and expand and extend practice and skill development in communities. Taking units within this specialisation will deepen the knowledge of those interested in leading and developing individuals and communities through workplace and vocational learning, regional education, global and intercultural education, through partnerships, community building and policy making.


In order to graduate from D6002 Master of Education with a specialisation in adult learning students must complete two or three enhanced professional learning units as follows (24 or 36 points):

(a.) at least one of the following:

  • EDF5661 Designing learning for adults
  • EDF5664 Learning through participation

(b.) one or two (depending on what is completed at (a.) above) from the following:

  • EDF5657 Indigenous perspectives in professional practice
  • EDF5658 Young people: Culture, communities and education
  • EDF5659 Building partnerships with families and communities
  • EDF5662 Leading local, rural and regional learning and participation
  • EDF5663 Education and globalisation in the Asian century
  • EDF5666 Education, development and ecological sustainability

Refer to the course entry for full course requirements.

Relevant courses

D6002 Master of Education