Education (International Baccalaureate)
online graduate courses

Grow global minds with Australia’s leading university for Education*.

Expand your teaching opportunities globally and refine your educational expertise with specialist knowledge in the International Baccalaureate.

  • Dr Nicky Dulfer - Course Coordinator
    Dr Nicky Dulfer
    Course Coordinator,
    Master of Education (IB)
The IB is about international education. It is about making sure the student is seen as a whole person. And there are so many advantages of studying online. Of course there’s the flexibility - but you also end up with a worldwide community. This course is a fantastic opportunity to strengthen your teaching skills.

Program overview

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is growing in popularity across the world. Consequently, the demand for secondary school teachers who have this qualification in English is projected to consistently grow.

The Education (IB) Diploma Programme has been designed to provide qualified secondary teachers with the theoretical and practical skills related to the IB Diploma Programme and IB education more broadly.

Certified and accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation® and part of the IB certificate in teaching and learning, the master and graduate certificate will give you the chance to progress your teaching skills and explore new frameworks and methodologies, while you continue to teach. You’ll also graduate with an internationally recognised qualification that could take you abroad.

From July 2018, we will be offering both the Primary Years Programme (to teach ages 3–12) and the Middle Years Programme (to teach ages 11-16) in addition to the Diploma Programme. Visit our handbook for more information on the masters or the graduate certificate commencing in Term 3 2018.

As a graduate of the International Baccalaureate Programme you will gain the same qualification and graduation certificate as an on-campus student because you will achieve identical learning outcomes from the same academics that teach our on-campus courses. If you complete your master’s you will also be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in Melbourne.

Online course options

Next Term starts: 16 July 2018
Applications close: 25 June 2018

Course name Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective subjects Capstone subjects* Total course fee ** 
Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme 1 year 2 years 4 2 2


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Graduate Certificate in Education (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme N/A 1 year 4   


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Professional development single subjects      A$3,504  

*Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Please review the course page for more information on this component.

**The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated online Student Support Consultant via the chat function at the bottom right of this page, via phone or by filling out the enquiry form to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
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