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What will I learn?

Build the skills required to support the specialist learning needs of children and young people by studying a Master of Learning Intervention. Through the course, you'll develop the ability to teach and create specialist curriculum to support a range of disabilities and learning difficulties.

The Master of Learning Intervention has two streams depending on your profession or desired outcomes. Stream A is suitable for teachers who are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration but seek additional qualifications to work as special educators. Stream A students may already have worked with people with disabilities, hearing impairments or specific learning difficulties in other community contexts. Stream B is suitable for allied health practitioners, early childhood educators* and international students who are not seeking VIT endorsed special educator qualifications but who wish to increase their understanding and skills in learning intervention.

SPECIALISATIONS

Disability

With a focus on inclusion and promoting positive behaviour and learning, this specialisation is ideal for building an understanding of the learning and programming needs of children and young people with disabilities enrolled in early childhood settings, mainstream and specialist schools.

Specific Learning Difficulties

Investigate the areas of learning difficulties, intervention and individual differences in literacy, numeracy and language learning. Improve your professional knowledge and understanding of the nature and causes of specific learning difficulties in children and explore how to implement teaching that optimises student learning.

Deaf Education

Gain an understanding of deaf education and learn strategies for assessing, supporting and promoting communication, language and literacy development in students with a hearing loss. Ideal for those interested in working as a Teacher of the Deaf in a mainstream setting or school for the deaf.

Hearing impairment students must demonstrate successful completion of Module 1 of Auslan Certificate 2 (or equivalent) before they can commence their first placement. Auslan courses are offered at a number of TAFE colleges (or equivalent) nationally.

Which department am I in?

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

CRICOS

085104M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$37,408.00 (20,02,570) per year
Application deadline

30 November 2021

More details

Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

The University of Melbourne

Parkville Campus,

Grattan Street,

UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,

Victoria,

3010, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree either from the University of Melbourne, another Australian institution, or a university in another country. English language requirements for Coursework degree: IELTS (academic English Only) - 6.5 overall, with written 6.5 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 577 + TWE 4.5; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 58 + no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 176 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill. English language requirements for Master of Philosophy: IELTS (academic English Only) - 7.0 overall, with written 7 and no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (paper-based test) - 600 + TWE 5.0; TOEFL (internet-based test) - 94 + (Writing 27; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 65 + written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50; Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 185 + no less than 185 in Writing and 169 in each other skill.

For international students

  • A four-year education degree, or equivalent, or
  • A three-year undergraduate qualification and a fourth-year level education qualification, or
  • A three-year undergraduate qualification in an area related to education (such as social work, speech pathology, psychology or occupational therapy) and at least two years of documented, relevant work experience.

TOEFL – you need a score from a minimum of 577+ including a score of at least 4.5 in the Test of Written English for a paper-based test. Or a score of at least 79 and scores of at least 21 for writing, 18 for speaking, 13 for reading, 13 for listening for an internet-based test.

IELTS – you need a score from a minimum of 6.5 or more in the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), with no bands less than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English – you need an overall score from a minimum between 58-64 inclusive and achieve no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Cambridge English, Advanced/Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) – you need a Cambridge English Score from a minimum 176 with no skill below 169.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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