Master of Inclusive Education Initiative

2021 postgraduate education opportunities

Round 7 will open on Monday, 30 August (9am) and will close on Monday, 27 September (12pm) 2021.

Through better qualified teachers, this initiative will promote an advanced understanding of inclusive educational needs in the context of access and success for students with disability and diverse educational needs. The long-term vision of the initiative 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 better assist their schools to plan for and support students with disability and diverse educational needs using evidence-based, contemporary approaches.

The program has 47 placements that need to be expended in Round 7.

Placement and University name

Number of available placements

​Master of Education (Inclusive Practice) at Australian Catholic University
Master of Disability Studies (NextSense Institute, NextSense through Macquarie University)
​Master of Education (Applied Behaviour Analysis) at Monash University
​Master of Learning Intervention at University of Melbourne
​Master of Special and Inclusive Education at University of Newcastle
​Master of Specialist Inclusive Education at Deakin University

The program will consider providing schools with an additional placement if we cannot expend the full 47 placements. We encourage all schools to apply in this Round. 

Please note that a full suite of course offerings with be available in Round 8 (March 2022) onwards.

Support given to recipients includes:

  • full tuition fees
  • a contribution towards teacher replacement for practicum
  • four years to complete their course. 

If you are successful, your place will be provisionally accepted until you have met the admission requirements of your chosen university course. We require a letter of offer as proof of successful admission to finalise your placement.

Application process and Guidelines

Applicants can apply online through SmartyGrants.

Inclusive Education and Applied Behaviour Analysis Guidelines for Round 7 will be uploaded in late July.

Please make sure you have read and understood your preferred university's Recognised Prior Learning before applying.

Register interest

If you would like further information, or to register your interest for Round 7, email or phone (03) 9084 8496.

Financial obligations

New financial obligations include:

  • If the Recipient voluntarily ceases their employment with the Department during the three years after the Course Completion Date, then the Recipient must pay the Department the course fees
  • Repay any costs and fees associated with the Recipient’s withdrawal from the Course; including paying costs and reimbursing course fees for any completed or failed units of study as part of the Course.

Additional resources

How the courses impact teaching and the school community

This video shows how the learnings from completing a scholarship have impacted the recipients' teaching as well as the wider school community.