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Postgraduate Courses

Postgraduate Courses

Master of Education

In partnership with Curtin University

Specialise in an area of education to add to your classroom skills and lead improvement at your school.

The PUC conducted an initial survey to all educators within the Pilbara, both Department of Education and Catholic Education staff.  Based on the survey results, 80% of responders wish to study a postgraduate qualification in Education.

If you are interested in commencing a Masters by coursework in Education with Curtin University, apply now by clicking on the button below.


Building on your professional knowledge and experience, this course offers engaging and intellectually challenging units of study that contain relevant, current and cutting edge knowledge and research in a range of specialist areas.

Delivered by dedicated educators and researchers, this course comprises coursework and a research project where you can investigate an area of personal or professional interest.

You can choose to study one of the following specialisation options:

  • STEM
  • Advanced pedagogies
  • Language, literacy and applied linguistics.

You can also study across specialisations.

This course is useful for those aspiring to promotion in school systems.

If you complete the master degree to a high standard, you may be eligible to proceed onto doctoral-level studies.

Please contact our Academic Coordinator here, email us at or call us on 0428 320 877 for additional course information.


  • You will be immersed in an e-learning environment, using the web extensively to complement your studies.
  • You will be encouraged to participate in the learning process and benefit from a focus on group interaction and continuous assessment.


National and state initiatives are emphasising the importance of continuing professional learning for qualified teachers. Postgraduate qualifications in education are now favourably considered in applications for promotion in school systems.


  • Demonstrate and apply comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of educational research and theory
  • Formulate and investigate educational problems and solutions via critical engagement with relevant and contemporary empirical and theoretical literature
  • Identify, access, analyse and synthesise information from a wide range of sources using appropriate technologies
  • Communicate information and ideas effectively through a range of mediums and in ways that are appropriate for a range of audiences and education stakeholders
  • Engage critically and effectively with innovative and appropriate technologies for a range of purposes
  • Demonstrate a capacity for independent learning, critically evaluate personal performance and respond to feedback with a view to development as a reflective practitioner and lifelong learner
  • Consider educational and professional issues from a variety of national and international perspectives with a view to informing and improving educational and professional knowledge and practice
  • Appreciate the value of individual and cultural differences, and the important implications these have for knowledge production, effective practice and professionalism in education settings
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a way that demonstrates professionalism, a commitment to socially-just and ethical practices and the capacity for future leadership in the field of education


  • An education/teaching degree assessed as being the equivalent of a four-year Australian degree.*

*A four-year degree in education is normally a Bachelor of Education, a four-year combined/double education degree, or a three-year degree in a non-education discipline plus a minimum one-year teaching qualification.

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined below:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

  • Writing  :  6
  • Speaking  :  6
  • Reading  :  6
  • Listening  :  6

Overall Band Score  :  6.5


At the Pilbara Universities Centre, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some subjects, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Find out how much CRL you qualify for by contacting us at:


Ph:  0428 320 877


Student Type  :  Domestic fee-paying postgraduate

Fee for year 2020  $18,000*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).


Apply directly to the PUC by clicking here, or email our Academic Coordinator at


Applications for SEMESTER 2, 2020