18 months
33000 AUD/year
20300 AUD/year
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In this Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice (Progressive entry level) program from Flinders University, you will develop an understanding of the cognitive psychology of learning and investigate how this can be applied to problems that arise in learning and teaching.

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What is going on when students are trying to understand texts or diagrams, or when they are trying to solve problems? What does being an active learner mean? Can you help students change their motivational states? Is discussion really valuable as a form of learning?

These are some of the questions that are addressed in the cognitive psychology and educational practice specialisation within the Graduate Certificate in Education and the Master of Education degrees at Flinders University .

This Cognitive Psychology and Educational Practice (Progressive entry level) program from Flinders University may interest classroom teachers, special education teachers, lecturers or tutors in further or higher education, private tutors or trainers and those wanting to understand their own learning processes. These courses do not lead to teacher registration in South Australia.

Your career

The courses are designed to meet the increasing demand for professional development of current teachers and other professionals. The programs are not designed to be an initial preparation for teaching and do not lead to teacher registration.

Potential occupations include:

  • teachers in school classrooms
  • school coordinators and principals
  • curriculum and policy advisers in departments of education
  • advisors to government departments and other policy makers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Motivation, Cognition and Metacognition in Learning 
  • Teaching to Develop Motivation, Cognition and Metacognition  
  • The Psychology of Learning and Instruction  
  • Applications of Psychology to Learning and Instruction  
  • Research Design in Cognition and Instruction 
  • Research Application in Cognition and Instruction 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code:  091851C

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor degree in education, teaching or a closely related discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33000 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33000 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    20300 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20300 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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