Education career development

Why study Education career development?

Our career development Master’s degrees are designed to accelerate your education career.

Whether you’re looking to hone your skills in a specialist area, or expand your leadership, administration, and management capabilities, our unique suite of Master’s degrees will help you become a leader in your field.

With study options in areas such as educational leadership, special education, TESOL, applied linguistics, administration, classroom management and organisational change, you can choose your preferred professional development focus.

Some courses can be delivered part-time, so you can study while you work. If you’re a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

You’ll be prepared for roles including leadership and management, education officer, education administrator or manager in a range of education institutions including schools.

If you upgrade your teaching degree with one of our professional development degrees for special education, TESOL or applied linguistics you will also be qualified for a variety of specialist teaching and curriculum development roles.

Depending on the course and your chosen area of specialisation, you may go on to work as a:

  • TESOL teacher
  • LOTE teacher
  • specialist teacher
  • curriculum manager
  • education administrator
  • school principal
  • leading teacher
  • special education teacher.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017 - apply now

Master of Applied Linguistics
Duration :
2 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This program focuses on research across the concerns related to language
in applied contexts. It is available by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research. Majors include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Languages Other than English (LOTE) teaching, and intercultural communication.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if youre teaching at any level. It will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education or applied linguistics.
Prerequisite
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$18,750 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
With an approved research component, the course can provide a direct pathway to doctoral studies.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Education
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
If you are a graduate with either a background in teaching and/or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course is designed for you. With flexible study and subject options, you can undertake professional development in your area of interest. Specialist areas of study include administration, leadership and management, health education, nurse education, language and literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), applied linguistics, classroom management and discipline, counselling, organisational change and student advocacy and well-being.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you're teaching at any level. If you are already a registered teacher, it will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education. It is not a professional-entry teaching program.
Prerequisite
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$20,000 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Educational Leadership and Management
Duration :
1 or 2 years full-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course is designed for anyone who aspires to leadership roles in an educational organisation, or who is interested in understanding more about management and leadership positions within these contexts.

Participants come from a range of educational settings, including higher education, TAFE, and primary and secondary schools within Australia and overseas. We also focus on international and comparative perspectives of organisations.
Prerequisite
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$18,500 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Special Education
Duration :
1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills in all areas of special education, ranging from students at risk, to family and school relationships, communication systems and emerging technologies to intervention programs. It promotes both the inclusion and traditional concepts for educating students with special needs.
Prerequisite
An approved Australian four-year Bachelor of Education, Honours degree, approved four-year teaching qualification, specialised Graduate Diploma or approved international equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$19,250 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course starts in the Summer Semester (5 January) and Winter Semester (29 June). It is available in intensive and blended learning modes.

Students must produce a Working With Children Check Card before starting this course.
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 2, 2017.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Master of Applied Linguistics
Duration :
2 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This program focuses on research across the concerns related to language
in applied contexts. It is available by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research. Majors include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Languages Other than English (LOTE) teaching, and intercultural communication.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if youre teaching at any level. It will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education or applied linguistics.
Prerequisite
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$18,750 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
With an approved research component, the course can provide a direct pathway to doctoral studies.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Education
Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
If you are a graduate with either a background in teaching and/or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course is designed for you. With flexible study and subject options, you can undertake professional development in your area of interest. Specialist areas of study include administration, leadership and management, health education, nurse education, language and literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), applied linguistics, classroom management and discipline, counselling, organisational change and student advocacy and well-being.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you're teaching at any level. If you are already a registered teacher, it will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education. It is not a professional-entry teaching program.
Prerequisite
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$20,000 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Educational Leadership and Management
Duration :
1 or 2 years full-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course is designed for anyone who aspires to leadership roles in an educational organisation, or who is interested in understanding more about management and leadership positions within these contexts.

Participants come from a range of educational settings, including higher education, TAFE, and primary and secondary schools within Australia and overseas. We also focus on international and comparative perspectives of organisations.
Prerequisite
Applicants with a three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$18,500 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Special Education
Duration :
1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills in all areas of special education, ranging from students at risk, to family and school relationships, communication systems and emerging technologies to intervention programs. It promotes both the inclusion and traditional concepts for educating students with special needs.
Prerequisite
An approved Australian four-year Bachelor of Education, Honours degree, approved four-year teaching qualification, specialised Graduate Diploma or approved international equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$19,250 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course starts in the Summer Semester (5 January) and Winter Semester (29 June). It is available in intensive and blended learning modes.

Students must produce a Working With Children Check Card before starting this course.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Duration :
2 years full-time or 3-4 years part-time.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course leads to an advanced qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Graduates are equipped with skills in planning, administration and delivery of English language teaching programs.

It's also relevant for those seeking to undertake applied research relevant to their professional responsibilities and interests in the area of TESOL and applied linguistics.
Prerequisite
Applicants with a three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent qualification are eligible for entry to the full two-year program. Applicants with a four-year teaching qualification, Honours degree or a relevant Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution are eligible for Advanced Standing entry to the one-year program.

NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Fee amount
$19,750 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2017 - apply now

Master of Applied Linguistics (023619G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This program focuses on research across the concerns related to language
in applied contexts. It is available by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research. Majors include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Languages Other than English (LOTE) teaching, and intercultural communication.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if youre teaching at any level. It will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education or applied linguistics.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Education (011412M)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
27 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
If you are a graduate with either a background in teaching and/or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course is designed for you. With flexible study and subject options, you can undertake professional development in your area of interest. Specialist areas of study include administration, leadership and management, health education, nurse education, language and literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), applied linguistics, classroom management and discipline, counselling, organisational change and student advocacy and well-being.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you're teaching at any level. If you are already a registered teacher, it will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education. It is not a professional-entry teaching program.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
Completion of a minor thesis in this program provides eligibility for a direct pathway into Doctoral studies (EdD and PhD). If you complete the program by coursework, you may apply for the EdD but need to achieve a B grade average in the coursework component to be eligible for the Doctoral thesis.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Educational Leadership and Management (031707G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 500
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
This course is designed for anyone who aspires to leadership roles in an educational organisation, or who is interested in understanding more about management and leadership positions within these contexts.

Participants come from a range of educational settings, including higher education, TAFE, and primary and secondary schools within Australia and overseas. We also focus on international and comparative perspectives of organisations.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).
TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.
La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.
Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Special Education (049908G)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
26 000
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2017
About this course
This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills in all areas of special education, ranging from students at risk, to family and school relationships, communication systems and emerging technologies to intervention programs. It promotes both the inclusion and traditional concepts for educating students with special needs.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
An approved Australian four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree, an approved four year teaching qualification or a specialised Graduate Diploma, or approved international equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
This course is available in intensive or blended learning modes. You can choose either mode for so long as it is consistent with your visa requirements.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Master of Applied Linguistics (023619G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $26 500)
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This program focuses on research across the concerns related to language
in applied contexts. It is available by coursework, a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by research. Majors include Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Languages Other than English (LOTE) teaching, and intercultural communication.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if youre teaching at any level. It will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education or applied linguistics.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Education (011412M)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $27 500)
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
If you are a graduate with either a background in teaching and/or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course is designed for you. With flexible study and subject options, you can undertake professional development in your area of interest. Specialist areas of study include administration, leadership and management, health education, nurse education, language and literacy, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), applied linguistics, classroom management and discipline, counselling, organisational change and student advocacy and well-being.

This is a teacher development course and is appropriate if you're teaching at any level. If you are already a registered teacher, it will add a specialist qualification or lead to further study opportunities in the broad field of education. It is not a professional-entry teaching program.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
Completion of a minor thesis in this program provides eligibility for a direct pathway into Doctoral studies (EdD and PhD). If you complete the program by coursework, you may apply for the EdD but need to achieve a B grade average in the coursework component to be eligible for the Doctoral thesis.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Educational Leadership and Management (031707G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $26 500)
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course is designed for anyone who aspires to leadership roles in an educational organisation, or who is interested in understanding more about management and leadership positions within these contexts.

Participants come from a range of educational settings, including higher education, TAFE, and primary and secondary schools within Australia and overseas. We also focus on international and comparative perspectives of organisations.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.
TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).
TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.
La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.
Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree or approved international equivalent. If you have a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution, you may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Special Education (049908G)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $26 000)
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2018
About this course
This course is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills in all areas of special education, ranging from students at risk, to family and school relationships, communication systems and emerging technologies to intervention programs. It promotes both the inclusion and traditional concepts for educating students with special needs.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
An approved Australian four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree, an approved four year teaching qualification or a specialised Graduate Diploma, or approved international equivalent.

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
Additional information
This course is available in intensive or blended learning modes. You can choose either mode for so long as it is consistent with your visa requirements.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (057851G)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
TBC (2017 indicative fee $27 500)
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
This course leads to an advanced qualification in teaching English to speakers of other languages. Graduates are equipped with skills in planning, administration and delivery of English language teaching programs.

It's also relevant for those seeking to undertake applied research relevant to their professional responsibilities and interests in the area of TESOL and applied linguistics.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
A three or four-year Australian Bachelor's degree, or approved international equivalent. Applicants with a four-year Bachelor of Education, an Honours degree or a relevant specialist Graduate Diploma from a recognised university or institution may be eligible for 60 credit points of Advanced Standing (credit).

NB: Meeting minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.

Do you have an excellent academic record? If you're a full-fee paying student, you may be eligible for a La Trobe College Excellence Scholarship and receive up to a 25% reduction on your postgraduate course fees.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

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