Rankings and reputation

Monash Education rankings and reputation

number one in australia
Number 1 in Australia for Education 1
number twelve in the world
12th in the world for Education 2
Rated "above world standard" for research 3
eighty percent
80 % of students employed within 4 months 4

Monash Education has a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Our curriculum is diverse and innovative and is developed in response to the needs of our community.

We focus on learning and development, preparing students for a wide range of careers as educators, educational administrators, managers and teachers.

Monash graduates are known for their knowledge, intellectual engagement, skill, innovation and flexibility.

Global rankings

Monash consistently scores in the top five in Australia in all three of the major global university rankings systems.

Each of these systems rank the performance of a university but measure it in different ways, with a different emphasis placed on academic performance, research and reputation.

Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2019
Number 1 in Australia
Number 12 in the World

QS World Ranking of Universities, by subject 2020
Number 1 in Australia
Number 12 in the World

Times Higher Education World University, 2018
Number 4 in Australia
Number 38 in the World


Monash has practical approach to our teacher education, psychology and counselling courses, with a strong emphasis placed on professional experience and industry partnerships.

Every year the Department of Education and Training issues a survey of recent graduates (QILT).

This survey shows that within four months of completing their degree, more than 80% of our undergraduates had found full time work.


Our Faculty has a vibrant research culture supported by our academic community, research groups, students and visiting scholars.

We have a strong track record securing grants and building public-private research collaborations. Every year, we receive more than $2 million in external grants.

Our research is innovative and makes a difference, improving educational opportunities and outcomes for children, young people and adults, in Australia and around the world.

Our areas of expertise in teaching and research are in:

  • early childhood, primary and secondary education
  • teacher education
  • inclusive and gifted education
  • curriculum and pedagogy
  • higher education
  • cross-cultural and gender studies
  • movement
  • mathematics and science education
  • languages and literacy education
  • Information Communication Technologies in education, work, learning and leadership
  • counselling and educational psychology.