The Master of Professional Education and Training is an off-campus coursework program offered to professional educators and trainers working or intending to work in learning and development, education and training, and human resource development roles. Typically people are engaged in business, government, the training sector, flexible delivery, distance education, higher education, VET in Schools, TAFE teaching or in an area that combines these. Professional education and training is a highly sophisticated business and becoming more so. As well as serving a very diverse clientele of learners, professional education and training also serves organisational needs for the development of increasingly complex skills and competencies. The MPET has been developed to meet the professional development and career aspirations of educators and trainers working in this context. For the award of the MPET degree, students are required to satisfactorily complete 8 credit points of study. The course is available through part-time off-campus study and is normally completed in two or more years. The MPET may be undertaken entirely by coursework, or as a combination of coursework and research. It is expected that students will have computer and internet access. The MPET is delivered flexibly through a distance education process that brings the Faculty to the student, using high quality learning materials and resources, wherever the students may be. Students study in their place and at times that suit them. Associated with this course flexibility is the negotiation of focus within units through well established and quality affirming processes that enable all students to customise their study to address their own professional interests and workplace issues.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Graduates of this course advance their professional standing within their educational and training employment contexts in human resource development roles within the corporate or government sectors, in consultancy roles, in higher education, in vocational education and training and in the adult and community sector.
To be awarded a Master of Professional Education and Training, students are required to successfully complete 8 credit points of study under one of the following configurations:
General coursework only
* a minimum of 5 credit points selected from any Master of Professional Education and Training units. Participants are encouraged to develop a marketable focus through considered selection of units.
* Up to 3 credit points from any masters level units either offered by the School of Education or elsewhere chosen in consultation with the MPET course coordinator.
General coursework with research paper
* a minimum of 3 credit points selected from any Master of Professional Education and Training units
* EXR780 Research Perspectives and Practices *
* EXR790 Research Design and Development
* EXR796/797 Research Paper Part A and Part B **
* Up to 2 credit points from any masters level units either offered by the School of Education or elsewhere chosen in consultation with the MPET course coordinator.
* Where students have an equivalent research study and/or experience this unit may be replaced with another 1-credit-point unit in consultation with the MPET course coordinator.
** Research Paper Part A and Part B may be available to complete within the same trimester, but only after consultation with the course coordinator.
The course is highly flexible, allowing participants to choose units across the range on offer to build the skills and knowledge individual students feel they need.
ECN704 Applied Learning
ECV704 Curriculum and Competencies
ECV705 Human Resource Development
ECV711 Training for Diverse Learners and Contexts
ECV712 Situated Learning At Work
ECV722 Assessing Training in the Workplace
ECX703 e-Learning Technologies and Media
ECX711 Foundations of Flexible, Online and Distance Education
ECX712 Strategic Applications of Flexible, Online and Distance Education
ECX713 Learner and Organisational Support in Flexible Online and Distance Education
EEN706 Lifelong Learning
Note: Specialist units are subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.
The three generic units focus on contemporary educational and training issues are designed to complement the specialist units. Each generic unit may be tailored toward the focus area of the student.
EXE731 Advancing Professional Development
EXE735 Evaluation: Improvement and Accountability
EXE737 Leading and Managing Learning Organisations
Students receive instructional materials through Deakin Studies Online, CD-ROM and website links. Interaction with lecturers is provided through use of Deakin Studies Online, email and telephone links.
Masters courses require a research component to lead to a Doctor of Philosophy.
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Admission requirements - specific
Applicants to this course are expected to have completed at least four years of tertiary study (or equivalent) at a recognised tertiary institution. There is no requirement for specific fields or areas of prior tertiary study. It is expected that applicants will normally have had at least five years of professional experience or at least two years professional experience and Training and Assessment qualification at Certificate IV level or above.
In addition to minimum entry requirements, international students for whom English is not their first language are required to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.
Offers will be made to applicants with alternative backgrounds through Recognition of Prior Learning which recognises, respects, and rewards students' prior learning through experience, through formal institutional learning and workplace learning, relevant to the students' proposed study in the course. Applicants who hold a Training and Assessment qualification at Certificate IV level or above will be highly regarded for Special Entry.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
* Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
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Tracking your application:
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