Postgraduate coursework units

The following list of postgraduate units should be used in conjunction with your course map to view which units you can choose. Students are responsible for selecting units which meet the regulations and requirements for their course. Your choice of units depends on your course, the specialisation and credit you may have been granted. If you would like  to  contact  the Faculty for assistance with your unit selection or to check your course enrolment, please request a course progression check.

All of our postgraduate units below run in 'flexible' mode. Flexible mode offers students face-to-face teaching sessions (optional, if seeking to study exclusively online) to support self-directed learning activities and assessment. For timetable details, you can access the Monash Timetable online or log into your my.Monash portal and click on the timetable link.

The Faculty reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes if necessary.

Postgraduate units for Semester 1 and Semester 2 2017

Unit code Unit title MTeach option (see Note 1) Sem 1 Sem 2 Enrolment restrictions
(see legend below)
EDF4610 Interacting with research in education contexts   tick tick  
EDF4611 Investigating education issues in global contexts   tick tick  
EDF5613 Research approaches in education   Term 1 Term 3 Enrolment in course D4004, or Research Pathway students (see Note 2)
EDF5614 Research project in education   tick tick Enrolment in course D4004, or Research Pathway students (see Note 2)
Corequisite - EDF5613
EDF5620 Leading education and work   tick    
EDF5621 Challenging curriculum, pedagogy and assessment     tick  
EDF5622 Developing learners and learning   tick    
EDF5623 Deepening education and sustainability     tick  
EDF5632 Understanding inclusion in learning communities tick   tick  
EDF5635 Leading capable organisations   tick   Prohibition - EDF6822
EDF5636 Leading organisational decision making     tick Prohibition - EDF6821, EDF6823
EDF5637 Inner leadership: Understanding self and others   tick    
EDF5640 Language, culture and curriculum tick tick   Prohibition - EDF6234, EDF6236
EDF5641 Pedagogy and assessment in TESOL tick tick tick Prohibition - EDF6210
EDF5642 Bilingualism and content-based programs tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6201, EDF6238
EDF5645 Educating the gifted tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6607
EDF5646 Talent development and diversity tick tick   Prohibition - EDF6613
EDF5647 Technology and education key issues and debates tick tick   Prohibition - EDF6115, EDF6442
EDF5648 Instructional design: Harnessing digital technologies for learning tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6447
EDF5649 Language and literacies across educational contexts tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6301
EDF5651 Developing expertise in mathematics education tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6401, EDF6402
EDF5652 Understanding research and leadership in science education   tick   Prohibition - EDF6401, EDF6402
Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Leadership courses
EDF5654 Teaching music: Theory and practice tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6322
EDF5655 Expertise in teaching tick   tick  
EDF5656 Practising inclusion tick tick    
EDF5657 Indigenous perspectives in professional practice tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6310
EDF5658 Young people: Culture, communities and education tick   tick  
EDF5661 Designing learning for adults tick tick   Prohibition - EDF6802
EDF5662 Leading local, rural and regional learning and participation tick tick    
EDF5663 Education and globalisation in the Asian century tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6701
EDF5664 Learning through participation tick   tick  
EDF5665 Environmental education, design and learning for sustainability tick   tick  
EDF5667 Positive behaviour support tick tick   **Summer unit only offered to Master of Teaching in Secondary Education D60017 accelerated mode students
EDF5670 Leadership studies   tick tick Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Leadership courses
EDF5671 Leadership challenge project   tick tick Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Leadership courses
EDF5672 Leadership in educational technology practices     tick Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Leadership courses
EDF5673 Leading mathematics and numeracy education   tick   Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Leadership courses
EDF5674 Engaging with practices of contemporary science tick   tick  
EDF5678 Leading learning communities   tick   Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Leadership courses
EDF5691 Professional project tick tick tick Prohibition - EDF6010, EDF6020
EDF5692 Professional practice in special and inclusive education tick   tick  
EDF5693 Using and evaluating research evidence tick   tick Prohibition - EDF6005, EDF6006, EDF6007
EDF5694 Taking a stand in education debates tick     Only available in alternate (odd) years (i.e. 2017, 2019, 2021)
EDF5695 Self-study as professional inquiry tick     Only available in alternate (odd) years (i.e. 2015, 2017, 2019)
EDF5696 Professional practice for teachers of TESOL     tick Prohibition - EDF6232, EDF6238
EDF5699 Extended teaching practice   tick tick Prohibition - EDF6238
Corequisite - EDF5692 or EDF5696
EDF5810 VCAL and VET at school tick   tick  
EDF5814 Creative research approaches       Only available in alternate (even) years (i.e. 2016, 2018, 2020). Prohibition – EDF6005 and EDF6007.

Legend of enrolment restrictions:

  • Corequisite = must be enrolled in the corequisite in the same study period.
  • Prerequisite = must be enrolled or have completed prerequisite prior to undertaking unit.
  • Prohibition = an equivalent unit. Cannot enrol in unit if the prohibited unit has already been completed.


  1. The MTeach option column is only relevant for Master of Teaching single sector  students. Units marked with a tick in  this column can be taken by MTeach students as their Masters elective option.
  2. Students  who may be eligible to apply to take up a Research Pathway to lead into a  Higher Degree Research course would select the units EDF5613 and EDF5614 as the  final two units in their course. Before selecting these units, please check  that your course    map makes provision for these units and  ensure that the mark attained in each unit completed so  far in your course is 65% or higher. All students who enrol in these units will  be automatically checked off by our staff to ensure they qualify, and only  allowed    to continue if eligible.

Postgraduate units for Summer Semester 2015-2016

These unit offerings are only available as electives over summer to Master of Teaching in Secondary Education (D60017) accelerated mode students: