Master of Inclusive Education and Graduate Certificate Initiative

Applications for the Master of Inclusive Education and the Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties) programs are now open until Sunday 17 March 2024.

Recipients will begin their studies in Semester/Trimester 2 2024.

Teachers and regional workforces are encouraged to apply for a scholarship to gain expertise in inclusive and specialist education or learning difficulties. Discuss with your principal or manager how postgraduate study could align with your school or regional strategic goals for inclusion.

The initiative offers scholarships for teachers and regional workforces supporting students with additional learning needs or learning difficulties in Victorian government schools. 

This includes up to 2 scholarships per school per program for teachers working in specialist and supported inclusion schools. Depending on the course, applicants must have full registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Applicants can choose from 9 contemporary, evidence-based online courses offered through 7 universities. 

Specialisations in Deaf and Hard of Hearing are available through selected universities. Please refer to the Master of Inclusive Education program webpage to find out more.

Successful applicants will study part-time to complete a master’s degree over 4 years and the graduate certificate award over 2 years. The program provides Casual Relief Teacher funding to cover master’s recipients while they undertake practicum placements. 

How to apply

  • Prospective applicants apply via SmartyGrants for the Graduate Certificate in Education (Learning Difficulties) Program or the Master of Inclusive Education Program.

Find out more

For more information, including eligibility, scholarship obligations and how to apply, refer to the program webpages:
For further enquiries, contact the Inclusive Education Scholarships Unit (IESU) on 03 9084 8496 or email
Applicants can also access on-demand webinars about the courses on the IESU's Arc page.