Masters places are available for teachers to complete postgraduate study in inclusive education to continue supporting students of all abilities.
Round 8 will open on Tuesday 1 March (9am) and will close on Tuesday 29 March (11.59pm) 2022.
Through additional postgraduate study, teachers can make a significant contribution to how their schools plan and support students with disabilities and additional learning needs, using contemporary evidence-based, best practice approaches.
The long-term vision of the program is that every Victorian government school will have a masters-qualified inclusive education teacher on staff, creating and leading a more inclusive school environment for all students across the state, regardless of their abilities and backgrounds.
Undertaking a postgraduate study in inclusive education will help teachers assist their schools to:
- plan for and support students with a disability and diverse educational needs
- use evidence-based, contemporary approaches to planning.
The support given to recipients includes:
- full tuition fees
- a contribution towards teacher replacement for practicum
- four years to complete the course.
In Round 8, the program has 75 available places across the following universities/courses:
Australian Catholic University
La Trobe University
NextSense Institute, through Macquarie University
University of Melbourne
University of Newcastle
Note: For more information related to the number of places available per university, please contact the Inclusive Education Scholarships Unit (contact details below)
- If the Recipient chooses to withdraw from a unit of study, or from the course entirely, they will be liable for the reimbursement of costs associated with units already engaged (passed or failed).
- If the Recipient voluntarily ceases to be employed by the Department during the three years after the Course Completion date then the Recipient must pay the Department the Course Fees.
- The cost of re-enrolment for failed units is to be paid by the recipient.
- Recipients have four years to complete their course – this is based on part-time study.
- If you change roles, schools, or choose to change your enrolment status (defer, intermission, withdraw, etc.), you must come through the Inclusive Education Scholarships Unit for approval.
- During your study, if you change roles that do not support students with a disability or additional learning needs, or work with schools to strengthen inclusive practices, you will be deemed ineligible.
- Recipients are not able to defer Semester/Trimester 2 2022 of study. Otherwise, the recipient will be deemed ineligible.
The links to the Round 8 guidelines will be available here by the end of Term 4:
- Master of Inclusive Education
- Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis
Eligibility and how to apply
For the program to have the broadest impact, schools that have not previously been awarded a scholarship from previous rounds will be prioritised at each intake.
For prospective applicants from schools with multiple campuses or with student enrolments greater than 1,000, we encourage you to contact the Inclusive Education Scholarships Unit to discuss eligibility criteria.
Prospective applicants can apply online through the SmartyGrants application form
This round will open at 9am Tuesday 1 March 2022 (AEST) for submissions. You will not be able to start/submit your application prior to the round opening time.
We will offer a provisional place to successful applicants. Each applicant must also meet the admission requirements of their chosen course. To finalise your placement, you will need to provide us with a copy of your letter of offer from your chosen university.
How the courses impact teaching and the school community