Course overview

The Graduate Certificate in Learning Intervention is a one-year course designed to prepare current and future leaders in educational organisations to work with children and young people who are in need of learning intervention.

It is intended to be inclusive of those who work in early childhood, primary, secondary or specialist educational settings. The course aims to provide a blend of practical knowledge, conceptual frameworks and state-of-the-art research in the area of learning intervention. The program is designed to provide a specialist qualification for those who aspire to, or those who work in, school leadership positions.

This course is ideal for educators hoping to better understand the learning needs of children and young people with disabilities. You’ll explore learning interventions designed to foster inclusion and promote positive behaviour and learning. Visit the Graduate Certificate in Learning Intervention website

What you will learn

With the latest research in educational intervention, learn about the challenges relating to effective learning interventions. Learn how to interpret assessment data and develop learning pathways for students.

Course structure

50 points of coursework, comprising 3 x compulsory 12.5 point subjects:

  • Promoting Positive Learning
  • Oral Language, Literacy and Learning
  • Using Data to Build Pathways.

and 1 x elective 12.5 point subject.

Entry requirements

  • An appropriate four-year degree in education, or
  • An undergraduate degree and a fourth year level education qualification or equivalent
  • A statement of intent (MS Word, 20kb) outlining their reason for study

English Language Criteria

All students must meet English language requirements.

How to Apply

You can apply directly via University of Melbourne application form 

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $25,728 total course cost.


1 year part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 80.3% (national average 69.1%)
Improved skills: 82.2% (national average 72.8%)
Overall satisfaction: 88.2% (national average 81.5%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from University of Melbourne. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Teacher Education postgraduate courses at University of Melbourne had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 88.7% (national average 80.5%)
Studying full time: 13.0% (national average 5.5%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $72,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed University of Melbourne graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.