Professional Certificate in Teaching (Clinical)

6 months part-time, fully online.

Clinical teaching is a pioneering approach to education.

Course overview

The best way to improve the quality of your teaching

This course is an introduction to the latest evidence-based teaching methods and factors influencing how learners learn. Upon completion, you'll receive credit towards the Master of Clinical Teaching.

Become part of a whole new class of teachers through the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, number one in Australia for Education and top five in the world*. Continue to teach by studying 100% online, part-time and enjoy the flexibility to fit in study around your career and life.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject

Studying online with The University of Melbourne

  • Discover the latest evidence based research and learn how it can change your teaching to enhance learning and development outcomes
  • Transform your learning and improve the quality of your teaching
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom to immediately improve student outcomes
  • Open to practising teachers nationally
  • Fully online for total flexibility
  • Complete in 6 months part-time

Course structure

To gain the Professional Certificate in Teaching (Clinical) you must complete two 12.5 point subjects. These two subjects are taken sequentially over two terms.

Clinical Teaching and Learning 12.5

Clinical Teaching and Learning

An introduction to clinical practice in schools as a paradigm for learning and teaching. Explore the importance of data, theory and research in informing interventionist teacher practice. This will enhance your capacity to utilise individual student data in determining the student’s zone of proximal development in order to establish the starting point for teaching.

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Evidence-based Practice 12.5

Evidence-based Practice

The major focus of this course is the exploration of research evidence that informs and supports the implementation of Clinical Teaching in classroom contexts. You will use the clinical judgement decision-making model to examine the current evidence base about what works best, what criteria can be developed to make decisions about student success, and how to select, implement, review and communicate research-supported teaching strategies that address identified student needs.

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Entry requirements

To apply for the Professional Certificate in Teaching (Clinical), applicants are required to have:

  • An undergraduate degree and a fourth-year level education qualification, or equivalent
  • OR
  • A four-year education degree.

In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:

  • Prior academic performance.

Applicants are required to satisfy the university's English language requirements for postgraduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band seven is required.

Note: Previous graduates of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education's Master of Teaching will not be eligible for entry to this course.

Fees and scholarships

Online Course Fees (indicative cost for 2017)

25 point program $5,840 AUD

Indicative total course fee for the Master of Clinical Teaching fee: $21,728 AUD/EFTSL

The typical course fee per year is calculated on the basis of one full-time year of study (1 EFTSL). If a course duration is less than one year, you will pay the indicative total course fee. Actual fees vary depending on the subjects you are taking. The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5% per annum. More information about tuition fees.

Financial Assistance

The fees you pay for graduate study will vary depending on the type of enrolment or place you are offered.

If you are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Humanitarian Visa holder, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Australian Government. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you may choose to defer your tuition fees through FEE-HELP.

Visit the Future Students page for detailed information around financing your graduate study.

Assistance options:


    FEE-HELP is a loan available to eligible students in domestic fee-paying places to help pay for all or part of their tuition fees. The Commonwealth Government sets limits on how much you can borrow. FEE-HELP loans are repaid through the taxation system. No loan fee applies to loans for postgraduate studies

    Detailed information about eligibility for FEE-HELP is available from the Study Assist website.

  • Domestic scholarships

    The Melbourne Scholarships Program is one of the most generous and comprehensive in Australia – supporting approximately 3000 students at the University. The scholarships program serves to both reward outstanding academic achievement and provide access for students who might otherwise be prevented from undertaking further study. For full details of all domestic graduate scholarships, visit the Future Students website.

    Further information regarding financial aid options for current students is available on the Student Services website.

  • International scholarships

    For overseas online students there are no scholarships available from the University of Melbourne. Companies, home universities, professional organisations and charities may provide scholarships.

Key dates

Term Applications close Term starts
Term 1, 2017 20 November 9 January
Term 3, 201728 May10 July

Apply online

Once you have accessed the online application system, you will require the following code PR-TCHCLIN to search for your course.

Please note: This course is only available to domestic students in 2016 and will be open to international applicants in 2017.

To complete your application you require:

  • A detailed CV (including work history if applicable and specifying if the positions were part time or full time and the number of years/months employed),
  • Transcripts for ALL courses completed including an explanation of the grading system used. Students who have studied at the University of Melbourne do not need to provide this information.

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