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    1–1.5 years full-time (depending on prior qualifications and experience)

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    Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct,

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The Master of Education is a comprehensive degree that provides an opportunity for existing teachers and other education practitioners to upskill and enhance their research ability and expertise in particular areas of education theory and practice. It is important to note that this course is not an Initial Teacher Education (ITE) course.

With a great deal of flexibility in choosing your units, you can tailor your Master of Education pathway to acquire dynamic skills in specialised areas such as career development and counselling, embedding Indigenous themes into education settings, inclusive practices in the classroom, and innovative learning design.

There are several ways to attain your Master of Education, depending on your background. Each pathway allows you to combine five core Master Units with a combination of units or Graduate Certificates in the following specialisation areas:

Studying through QUT Online, you have access to all that QUT has to offer, but you’re able to engage in self-paced study, with lots of support.” ~ Master of Education – Sue Irvine

Subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course.

Entry Requirements

There are two broad pathways into the Master of Education. Below are the respective entry requirements for each.

You can gain entry to the 8 unit (96 cp or 1 year full-time) Master of Education with the following:
  • Completed the QUT Graduate Certificate in Educationor

  • A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline plus graduate certificate in education or teaching or

  • A recognised graduate diploma (or higher) in education or teaching; or

  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in education or teaching plus a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent) work experience in education.

You can gain entry to the 12 unit (144 cp or 1.5 year full-time) Master of Education with the following:
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or higher) in any discipline.

Fees: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this program
  • 2024 CSP fees (8 units): $4,500

  • 2024 CSP fees (12 units): $6,800

  • 2024 full fees (8 units): $23,800

  • 2024 full fees (12 units): $35,700

    QUT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this course to eligible domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian government, meaning that you do not need to pay a significant portion of your course fees.

    Speak to one of our Course Consultants for help accessing a Commonwealth Supported Place in 2024.

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"I have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been to adapt to online learning. Use of tools such as Miro has made the course easy to engage in and to collaborate with my peers. Functionality of the online systems has been very good and easy to navigate and I can find any information I require easily."

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Course Units

If you are already a qualified teacher, you will be able to complete a shortened program that includes the Final Stage Master Units below, plus a Graduate Certificate teaching specialisation of your choice. This will take one year of full-time study.

If you come from a non-teaching background, you have three pathways available, each taking 1.5 years of full-time study to complete.

1. Complete the Master Units below, plus two Graduate Certificate specialisations of your choice.

2. Complete the Master Units below, plus one Graduate Certificate specialisation of your choice, plus 48 credit points' worth of units from the five available education specialisations, which you are free to mix and match.

3. Complete the Master Units below, plus 96 credit points' worth of units that you can freely select from the four available specialisations.


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Play a varied leadership role as lead teacher, facilitating team teaching lessons, modelling effective and pedagogically-sound teaching practice for newer teachers, and providing mentorship and supervision.

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