Master of Learning Intervention
Build the skills required to support the needs of children and young people with a range of disabilities and learning difficulties by studying a Master of Learning Intervention.
In this course, the only of its kind in Australia, you will learn how to implement evidence-based teaching that optimises student learning while specialising in one of the following areas:
- Specific learning difficulties, or
- Hearing impairment (Teacher of the Deaf)
- An appropriate four-year degree in education, or
- An undergraduate degree and a fourth year level education qualification or equivalent.
All applicants must submit a statement of intent (MS Word, 20kb) outlining their reason for study and chosen specialisation.
All students must meet English language requirements.
- Course code: MC-LI
- 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
100 points of coursework, comprising:
- 4 x compulsory subjects unique to your specialisation
- 2 x 12.5 point electives (these may be chosen from the other two specialisations)
- 2 x 12.5 point capstone subjects from Steam A or B.
For detailed course and subject information, see the University Handbook: Master of Learning Intervention.
The Master of Learning Intervention is offered in two streams
Suitable for teachers who are eligible for Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) registration but seek additional qualifications to work as special educators.
This stream involves 45 days of practical experiences, including 30 days of placement in approved early intervention and/or school settings.
Graduates who complete this stream will be qualified as special education teachers.
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.
This stream includes a minor project capstone.
*Early childhood educators can also choose to complete Stream A and undertake placement in a primary school or early childhood setting, however, they will not be recognised as special educators through VIT.
Choose your specialisation
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.
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.
This course prepares you to:
- implement effective learning interventions to optimise learning and promote inclusive education
- diagnose learning profiles, plan and implement validated pedagogy
- understand and apply the latest research in inclusive education
- become a leader in your school for inclusive education and support your colleagues in promoting positive behaviour and learning.
Graduates who complete Steam A will be qualified as Special Education teachers.
There are several courses that, upon successful completion, provide the opportunity to gain credit towards the Master of Learning Intervention. Courses include:
- Graduate Certificate in Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) – possible 50 points of credit
- Graduate Certificate in Learning Intervention – possible 50 points of credit
- Professional Certificate in Education (Positive Behaviour and Learning) – possible 25 points of credit.
How to apply
Applications for commencement in semester 1 2018 have closed for the Specific Learning Difficulties and Disability specialisations in Stream A.
Applications for all Stream B specialisations and Hearing Impairment specialisations close on 9 February 2018.
The University of Melbourne accepts online applications year-round from both domestic and international applicants. International applicants can apply online or in person through our overseas representatives.
Start-year intake, 2018
Applications for the 2018 start-year intake have now closed.
Applications for the 2018 start-year intake have now closed.
* Dates only apply for courses which are available to international students.
** Not all streams are available until the 9th of Feb, please check the course page for further details.
Prepare your application
You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:
- previous academic transcripts
- evidence of degree completion (testamur)
- evidence of English language proficiency.
It's also worth checking the advanced standing policy (PDF, 209 KB) to see if you are eligible to receive credit towards your chosen course.
Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.
- If you are a current or past University of Melbourne student or applicant, use your existing student ID/username and password. Registering as a first time applicant will delay the processing of your application.
- Only submit one application per course with your preferred fee type and study load (full-time or part-time) if applicable.
- Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are limited and are not available for all courses. Eligible applicants who cannot be offered a CSP will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee Place.
Application outcomes will be sent to your nominated email address or overseas representative.
Applicants are able to check the progress of their application by logging in to the online course application page.
- On-campus at Parkville
- Evenings, weekends and school holiday intensive classes
- Independent online learning is also included in some subjects.
- Stream A students must complete 30 professional placement days
- Semester 1
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2018 total course fees:
- Commonwealth supported place: $6,561*
- Australian fee-paying place: $25,728
- International fee place: $33,376
* Annual student contribution amount for full-time load.
Commonwealth Supported Places are available for all eligible domestic students.
Each subject I undertook not only empowered me to develop my skills as an educator but also to become a more evidence-based practitioner. The teachers were truly the best I have ever had, their knowledge, feedback and advice in regards to my teaching practice was invaluable, helping mould me into a more effective teacher. I have learnt more over the last 12 months than I have over the last six years of teaching.
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