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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Nudgee , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Education

This course is designed for educators or those working in educational contexts who wish to pursue further studies in a specialised area. It will not lead to a teaching qualification.

The Master of Education enables teachers professionals working in other educational contexts to develop advanced knowledge and expertise. The course enhances career advancement opportunities for teachers and other professionals engaged in lead educational roles such as education administrators, researchers, policy makers, career counsellors, psychologists, members of the defence forces, youth ministers and family/parish educators.

Specialist areas leading to a named specialisation:

  • Allied School Psychology (cohorts only)
  • Autism Spectrum Studies
  • Career Development
  • Inclusive Practice
  • Integrated STEM
  • Literacy Intervention (cohorts only)
  • Leading Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • Student Wellbeing
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

This advanced education course will enable students to enhance professional knowledge and pedagogical practices, and to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of recent research.

Students with a postgraduate qualification in Education may apply for credit and complete the degree in less time.

Inherent Requirements

Inherent requirements ensure the academic integrity of a course is maintained and preserves the university's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.
There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge, and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit.

  • compliance with the policies, procedures and regulations which are applicable to all students at ACU.
  • the mandatory requirements associated with the course of study, eg attendance, completion of assignments.

Campus Information


115 Victoria Parade, Fitzroy Vic 3065 Locked Bag 4115, Fitzroy MDC Fitzroy Vic 3065


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

Application Processing
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The Master of Education enhances your career advancement opportunities as a teaching professional or leader, education administrator, researcher or policy maker.


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

  • An Australian Bachelor Degree in Education, or first degree in an area other than Education plus a Graduate Diploma in Education.

English Language Requirement

  • Applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 7.0, with an individual score of 6.0 in all tests.