About this course
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- A three-year undergraduate degree or equivalent in any discipline area;
- A major in a language other than English, or provide a statement of equivalence.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- Prior academic performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
a) Successful applicants with the following may be granted up to 100 credit points of advanced standing:
- a four-year education degree, or equivalent; or
- an undergraduate degree in any discipline and at least 100 credit points, or equivalent, of graduate study in education
b) Applicants who have completed the University of Melbourne Graduate Certificate in Modern Languages Education may be eligible to apply for entry to the Master of Modern Languages Education with 100 credit points of advanced standing, plus receive 50 points of credit for the ‘Languages Teaching’ specialisation subjects.
c) Successful applicants with advanced standing who intend to complete the ‘Languages Teaching specialisation’ must be eligible for teacher registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Applicants who do not hold current VIT registration are encouraged to contact the VIT to determine eligibility.
d) Credit is not normally granted for studies completed more than ten years prior to the course commencement. You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous studies are more than ten years prior to the course commencement on the basis of substantial, relevant and documented professional work experience where recent prior learning can be demonstrated. Further information is contained in the University of Melbourne Credit, Advanced Standing and Accelerated Entry Policy.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Melbourne Graduate School of Education welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Graduate School policy to take reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the Graduate School’s programs.
The core participation requirements for study in the Melbourne Graduate School of Education are:
In all courses
- The ability to comprehend complex information related to education and the disciplines in which the student is teaching.
- The ability to communicate clearly and independently in assessment tasks a knowledge of the content, principles and practices relating to education and other relevant disciplines.
- Behavioural and social attributes that enable a student to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
In courses requiring students to undertake practicum placements
- The ability to undertake professional practice placements independently, including:
a. the ability based on personal maturity to establish a professional relationship with students and interact with them appropriately;
b. the ability to communicate to students the subject matter being taught with clarity and in a way that is age-sensitive;
c. the ability to model literacy and numeracy skills independently for students and in all their interactions meet community expectations of the literacy and numeracy skills teachers should have;
d. the ability to demonstrate skilfully and safely activities required in particular discipline areas being taught (e.g. physical education activities, science laboratory techniques);
e. the ability to create, monitor and maintain a safe physical environment, a stable and supportive psychological environment, and a productive learning environment in their classroom;
f. the ability to establish effective relationships with all members of the school community, including colleagues, students, and caregivers;
g. the ability based on mental and physical health to exercise sound judgment and respond promptly to the demands of classroom situations, and the personal resilience to cope and maintain their wellbeing under stress.
Students who feel a disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
Last updated: 29 November 2023