Master of Education (Career Development)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
USQ is Master of Education (Career Development) is ideal if you work in teaching, counseling, training, employment or community development roles and support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organizations.
This degree is for new and experienced practitioners looking to focus on big picture issues in career development, including policy, employability and learning.
Study flexibility
If you are not sure whether you would like to complete an entire Masters degree, apply to study USQ is Graduate Certificate of Education, Graduate Diploma of Education (Commonwealth Supported Place) or Graduate Diploma of Education (Full Fee Paying) and take the credit from your studies to the Master of Education if you decide to continue studying.
Develop research skills
A significant component of your studies will be research courses designed to expand your understanding of the role of education in society, and the challenges faced by educators in rapidly changing, multicultural communities. Choose between an Applied Research or Advanced Research project.
The Applied Research has a practical emphasis on innovative and creative approaches to solving current issues in the education environment. You can use your own experiences as a backdrop to your studies and develop a research project based on your current workplace.
The Advanced Research specialization will allow you to gain an in-depth understanding of your education interests. Using research methods, you will explore different approaches to contemporary education, and develop professional research skills essential to undertaking further learning. This specialization offers a research-based pathway into a PhD, subject to meeting all entry requirements.
Professional accreditation
The Career Development specialization meets the professional learning needs of professionals working in teaching, counseling, training, employment, community development, or information management roles who support the career planning and development of students, clients, and organizations. The Career Development specialization addresses core and selected specialist competencies from the Professional Standards for Australian Career Development Practitioners, and it has been officially endorsed by the Career Industry Council of Australia as a qualification for the status of professional career development practitioner under the Professional Standards.
Career outcomes
Graduates of this degree will have the knowledge and skills to help people manage their careers, make occupational and study decisions, plan career transitions and find career information. Career opportunities include Education Managers, Community Development Managers, and Job Placement


Which department am I in? Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts (BELA)

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students must have Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline or bachelor degree in non-relevant discipline plus a USQ graduate certificate or USQ graduate certificate. English language requirements: IELTS (Academic only) - 6.5 (or better)(no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based) - 570 (with a minimum Test of Written English score TWE 5); TOEFL (electronic or computer based) - 230 (with an essay rating of at least 5); TOEFL (internet based) - 90 (or better) (with 20 minimum in all bands); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 58 (or better) (with no communicative score less than 58); Cambridge English Scale Scores for FCE, CAE and CPE3 - Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Proficiency (CPE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Pre-requisite: 3-year bachelor degree, or equivalent, from a recognized university
Approved bachelor degree, or equivalent, in education.
Candidates with a bachelor degree, or equivalent, in a non-related discipline may be eligible for entry into USQ is Graduate Certificate of Education. Upon completion and achievement of a minimum GPA of 4.0, they may apply for entry into the Master of Education.
Other language requirement are the minimum score of TOEFL paper based test is 570, the minimum score of computer based test is 230, the minimum score of Pearson (PTE Academic) is 65 and the minimum score of Cambridge English: First (FCE) with a score of 176 or above. No less than 169 in each skill.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by this university
Bond University offers below pathways courses for this subject Diploma of Communication

Online/Distance (1.5 years or part-time equivalent)

A$21,440.00 (US$ 16,770) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Dublin City University, GLASNEVIN, Dublin, Republic of Ireland