Master of Education

VU course code: EMED | CRICOS: 083310K | Level of study: Postgraduate
2 years full time or longer for part time
Hybrid, In person

Fee type for this course: Full fee

Footscray Park
29 July 2024
21 July 2024
Two school teachers in a classroom.


Build on your experience as a education professional by studying the latest theory with a Master of Education (by coursework) from Victoria University.

This flexible postgraduate education course is underpinned by a strong focus on social justice, sustainability and ethical action. You will gain the skills and confidence to address educational challenges and opportunities in the school system, universities, community, government and industry.

Studying advanced theory under passionate and experienced educators, you'll further your expertise in learning and teaching practice.

The Master of Education is designed for teachers, principals, community educators, youth workers, policy-makers and other professionals whose work has an educational component or responsibility.

This course does not provide you with registration to teach in Australia.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).




Postgraduate study in education is increasingly important in the advancement of a professional education career. The Master of Education will ensure you are prepared for this competitive field.

This course offers professional development for teachers, education administrators, researchers and policy makers. It could lead to a career as an education or health professional, and prepare you for a management role in a number of specialist education fields.

Graduates will have the experience and confidence to take a leading position in a range of fields related to:  

  • education in schools or other settings 
  • policy making and development
  • training in the workplace.

Example job titles

  • educational consultant
  • principal
  • child care director
  • curriculum developer
  • educational policy developer.


Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to find the average salaries in Australia for school principals and education managers.

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