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MEdSt Career Development  (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 5596
 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Part Time

 Duration
4 Years
 Start month
March

 Tuition fee

International
25200 AUD
National
19360 AUD

Application fee

International 100 AUD
National 100 AUD
Department
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)87
TOEFL-PBT (min)570

About this course

This program provides advanced professionally oriented studies for practising educators, focusing on the professional development needs and in-service requirements of teachers and administrators. Some pathways offer specific qualifications while others offer significant professional advantage to educators interested in career advancement or broadening career options. 

NOTE that students wishing to undertake a second field with the Guidance and Counselling field must discuss their plans with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences or the School of Education.

Career development is the process of managing learning and work across the lifespan. This field prepares students to work as career development practitioners in a range of education, work and organisational settings to provide individuals with support in their career decision making, learning and work transitions.

Employment opportunities:

According to the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners Completion, an endorsed postgraduate certificate (or higher) is required to gain membership of the Career Industry Council of Australia member associations as a professional career development practitioner. Programs offered in the Career Development Field of Studies have been endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia.

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Eligibility Criteria

Academic Requirement:

 For Australian students:

  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4 plus a minimum of two years full-time relevant work experience (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references). 
  • Relevant work experience is defined as significant and substantive experience in educational settings such as schools, higher education institutions, service delivery agencies or government agencies working with children, adolescents or adults, in roles related to teaching, program/curriculum development, assessment, educational leadership, alternative education, or senior administration.

 For International students:

  • Approved degree in any discipline with a GPA of 4 plus a minimum of two years full-time relevant work experience (either paid or voluntary), with documented evidence (such as references). 
  • Relevant work experience is defined as significant and substantive experience in educational settings such as schools, higher education institutions, service delivery agencies or government agencies working with children, adolescents or adults, in roles related to teaching, program/curriculum development, assessment, educational leadership, alternative education, or senior administration.
  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6.Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6.5 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening)

English language requirement:

  • IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. 
  • Study Abroad and Incoming Exchange students are only required to meet the overall score (eg 6 IELTS or 87 TOEFL or 64 PTE( Pearson Test of English )).
  • TOEFL (Paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language): 570 (5.0 in TWE (written), and 54 in reading & listening).

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Course Modules

      Course Code Course Title       

      Part A:

  • EDUC7111 Globalisation, Educational Policy and Change
  • EDUC7112 Teachers as Leaders and Innovators
  • EDUC7211 Educational Inquiry and Research: Evidence for Policies and Practices
  • EDUC7212 Educational Research Methods

      Part B:

      Behaviour Management:

  • EDUC7000 Dilemmas of Development: Risks of Youth
  • EDUC7001 On the Edge: Identifying and Assisting Students at Risk
  • EDUC7002 Behavioural Support in Schools: Managing Student Behaviour
  • EDUC7230 Working with Students with Challenging Behaviours

      Career Development:

  • EDUC7008 Counselling in Professional Contexts: Helping Groups and Individuals
  • EDUC7009 Career Guidance: Counselling for Life Planning
  • EDUC7051 Career Counselling: Narrative Approaches
  • EDUC7052 Career Development In Practice: Constructing Careers

      Curriculum:

  • EDUC7014 Creating classrooms of the future with digital technologies across learning areas
  • EDUC7113 Multiliteracies and Numeracy Across Learning Areas
  • EDUC7114 Cross-curricular Perspectives
  • EDUC7039 MYS Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
  • EDUC7115 English Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • EDUC7116 Science Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
  • EDUC7302 Mathematics Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

      Guidance and Counselling*:

  • *This field is only available for GDipEdSt and MEdSt students 
  • EDUC7007 Tasks & Tests: Individual Assessment
  • EDUC7008 Counselling in Professional Contexts: Helping Groups and Individuals
  • EDUC7009 Career Guidance: Counselling for Life Planning
  • EDUC7010 Proactive Interventions in Guidance & Counselling
  • EDUC7011 Practicum in Guidance & Counselling
  • EDUC7012 Practicum in Guidance & Counselling

      Leadership:

  • EDUC7060 Building Leadership Capacity: Bridging Theory and Practice in the Workplace
  • EDUC7100 Debates in Educational Leadership
  • EDUC7101 Meeting the Challenges of Educational Change
  • EDUC7103 Work, Careers and Educational Leadership

      Supporting Diverse Learners:

  • EDUC7019 Cognition and Learning
  • EDUC7205 Development in Multiple Contexts
  • EDUC7210 Teaching and Learning in Inclusive Settings
  • EDUC7220 Supporting Teachers and their Students with Learning Difficulties - Practicum
  • EDUC7230 Working with Students with Challenging Behaviours
  • EDUC7240 Assessment, Planning and Instruction

      Part C:

  • EDUC7000 Dilemmas of Development: Risks of Youth
  • EDUC7019 Cognition and Learning
  • EDUC7020 Professional Development, Mentoring & Supervision
  • EDUC7059 Foundation of the Science of Learning
  • EDUC7100 Debates in Educational Leadership
  • EDUC7113 Multiliteracies and Numeracy Across Learning Areas
  • EDUC7205 Development in Multiple Contexts

      Part D:

  • EDUC7020 Professional Development, Mentoring & Supervision
  • EDUC7026 Special Topics in Education
  • EDUC7027 Guided Study: Educational Investigation
  • EDUC7031 TESOL Curriculum & Pedagogy: Classroom Strategies
  • EDUC7032 Critical Perspectives on TESOL in Educational Contexts
  • EDUC7047 Language in Education Planning
  • EDUC7059 Foundation of the Science of Learning
  • EDUC7910 Project A: MEdSt
  • EDUC7911 Project A: MEdSt Part B
  • EDUC7912 Project A: MEdSt Part B
  • EDUC7915 Project B: MEdSt
  • EDUC7916 Project B: MEdSt Part B
  • EDUC7917 Project B: MEdSt Part B
  • GEOG6000 Location & Land Use
  • GEOS7106 Environmental Hazards
  • GEOS7505 Issues in Australia's Geography
  • MATH7040 Basic Mathematics
  • MATH7050 Mathematical Foundations
  • MATH7861 Discrete Mathematics
  • STAT7120 Analysis of Scientific Data

Note: For students who wish to enrol in Project A, please select either EDUC7910, EDUC7911 or EDUC7912. For students who wish to enrol in Project B, please select either EDUC7915, EDUC7916 or EDUC7917.

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How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Additional application information:

For national students:

  • Students who already hold an appropriate tertiary qualification and are interested in becoming qualified to teach in secondary and primary schools should apply for admission into the Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) or the Masters of Teaching (Primary). For further information on this program consult the handbook on the School of Education website.
  • Domestic students enrolled in the Master of Educational Studies (Guidance and Counselling) may be eligible to receive income support payments and should contact Centrelink to determine eligibility.

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