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Advance your career as a teacher, educator or leader, and develop focused expertise in your specialisation of choice.

Investigate and respond to the educational challenges and needs of our rapidly changing global society through graduate professional learning.

Upskill and/or update your professional education-based practice to help focus your knowledge in a particular area of study, upgrade existing qualifications, or extend your professional abilities.

Specialise in and across areas such as Applied Learning, Early Childhood, Inclusive Education, Leadership or TESOL with flexible online study options and access to our research centres in Mathematics and Science Education and Rural and Regional Education.

The following course pathways are for educators with Initial Teacher Education (ITE) or graduates without a teaching qualification but with extensive experience in teaching or training.

Course Options

Master of Education

1.5 years min, 4 years max

View course details Master of Education

Graduate Diploma of Education

1 year min, 3 years max

View course details Graduate Diploma of Education

Graduate Certificate in Education

0.5 year min, 2 years max

View course details Graduate Certificate in Education

Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

1 year min, 3 years max

View course details Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Flexible online study, full time or part time.

Our two research centres focus on Mathematics and Science Education, and Rural and Regional Education.

Career transferable skills of communication, planning, research, writing, training and supervision can take you beyond the classroom.

Study options

Applied Learning

This study option focuses on the principles of authentic learning, informed by professional teaching standards and contemporary theoretical perspectives.

It’s relevant to daily practice through collaborative learning and reflection opportunities, the application of educational theory, and activities and assessments that expand student knowledge and enhance pedagogy.

Early Childhood

Focus on providing the technical and cultural aspects of teaching early childhood.

This study option is designed both for those already teaching in this sector as well as those looking to transition in.

You’ll cover key learning areas from the National Curriculum and Early Years Learning Framework. The course also provides insights into childhood development and learning.

Inclusive Education

Your inclusive education studies are built upon a philosophical foundation that values every student and acknowledges their right to the most appropriate educational opportunities. This study option involves independently researching and analysing the complex theoretical and practical issues associated with effective inclusive education.

After completing the core unit, you can choose three additional units in the areas of working with disengagement, dyslexia, multiple disabilities, autism, or adaptive technologies.


The leadership study will help you better understand individual issues of changing professional identity, self-preparation, and role transition.

Your learning will be focussed on leaders who must engage with heightened responsibilities when government and institutional reforms of structure, culture and practice entail high stakes accountability through outcome-focused performance targeting.


The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) specialisation has been designed to provide a comprehensive and contemporary examination of the key issues and practices in English language learning and teaching.

This course explores methodology, learner motivation and engagement, diversity, linguistic and cultural identity, curriculum, and materials development in a global and national context.

Students are encouraged to bring their personal and professional experiences of English language teaching to their scholarship, and also to engage via webinars and online discussions with a community of learners.

Course breakdown

The Master of Education provides the option to combine core units with your choice of units from a range of professional specialisations. If you choose the Master of Education (Specialisation) you will study the same core units, then study a series of units from a single specialisation of your choice.

Both Master degrees have a Graduate Certificate exit point.

An alternative pathway to the Graduate Certificates for domestic students is available on a Commonwealth Supported (CSP) basis is by studying the first four units of the Bachelor of Education with Professional Honours (Specialisation) (E4R) course.


Master of Education

150 credit points

150 credit points total, consisting of:

  • 62.5 credit points of core units and,
  • 87.5 specialisation credit points

Master of Education

Choose units from a range of study options to make up your 87.5 specialisation credit points.

Master of Education (Specialisation)

You will focus your studies by selecting a single specialisation and completing 87.5 credit points from that choice.


Graduate Certificate of Education

50 credit points

Graduate Certificate of Education

You meet your 50 credit point requirement with any four 12.5 credit points from the options provides. See course page for more details.

Graduate Certificate of Education (Specialisation)

You meet your 50 credit point requirement with four 12.5 credit points from within a specialisation of your choice. Some a combination of core units and others of your choice, others are fully prescribed. See the course page for details.


Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

50 credit points

The Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education

50 credit points of Core units and 60 days of Professional Experience.

You will normally complete your first Professional Experience placement in your first semester, and your remaining two in subsequent semesters. Your Professional Experience is completed in three units:

Career outcomes

Teaching by example

At the time of this story Michelle Cooper was six months away from completing her Master of Education. She had been teaching at LCGS for 13 years; she initially took the job for just three months. But Michelle is into everything long-term, and that includes her education and the education of others.

Learn more about Michelle's story

Teaching careers across Australia are growing fast, with employment in the Education and Training industry is projected to increase by 12.2 per cent over the next five years. This growth is supported by increases in our school-aged population, continued strength in education internationally, and growing demand for adult and community education.

These are some of the top careers projected to grow^ in the next five years.

^ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Primary School Teachers


projected job growth to 2024

Secondary School Teachers


projected job growth to 2024

School Principals


projected job growth to 2024

Study Experiences

Rock star finds his voice in the classroom

For this musician an online degree was a great way to fit in touring and study.

Read more about Tyler

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.