What will I learn?

Drawing on the pioneering research and insights from the University of Melbourne’s Graduate School of Education and leading education researcher John Hattie, the Evidence-Based Teaching program prepares you to devise more effective teaching interventions to support individual growth of students, and enables you to become the best teacher you can be.

The Professional Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching gives you an introduction to the latest evidence-based teaching methods. You will also gain skills in student assessment and observation and improve the quality of your teaching.

This course is designed for teachers who are committed to advancing their practice in early childhood, primary and secondary school settings.

Using the latest educational research, you will learn the key theories around how students learn in order for you to accurately identify and address their learning needs. You will also generate, interpret and evaluate various forms of student data to plan appropriate interventions that support student growth.

Career outcomes

The Evidence-Based Teaching philosophy is a progressive way of thinking about education and learning that develops a new class of teacher, and an educator whose ability to evaluate data and draw upon research can make an immediate impact on the learning and development outcomes of their students.

Which department am I in?

Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Study options

Online/Distance (6 months part time)

Tuition fees
AUD $6,968 for the entire course
Start date

25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Graduate coursework programs normally require the satisfactory completion of an undergraduate degree with a major in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent, and appropriate prerequisite studies for your stream. English language requirements: 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.

For international students

To apply for the Professional Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching, applicants are required to have:

An undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level education qualification, or equivalent


A four-year education degree.

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.