La Trobe University

Master of Special Education


Semester starts
Winter Semester (July) and Summer Semester 2 (January)
1 year
Annual tuition fee (A$)
28 600

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.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirement

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.

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.5 with no individual band score less than 7.0.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

Graduate positions may include work as a teacher in a special education setting, in health institutions, and/or with children with special needs.

Professional recognition

The Master of Special Education is endorsed by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)

28 600


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

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.

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.

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:

CRICOS code: 049908G