• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
This Education (Reading and Literacy) course from Torrens University Australia is designed as a specialisation for four-year trained teachers, professional educators, education administrators and policy makers and other professionals involved in addressing reading and literacy, critical literacy and multiliteracies. 


It will prepare you to be a highly effective literacy educator who is able to respond to unprecedented social and technological change in ways that make literacy teaching and learning relevant to students’ lives. From the combined perspectives of literacy research, policy and practice, you will gain the skills and expertise needed to be recognised and respected by colleagues, families and community members as an exemplary literacy educator or coach.

This Education (Reading and Literacy) course from Torrens University Australia will provide you with a unique opportunity to undertake and publish reflective research where you pursue ways to improve your practice and to share your findings with the professional community. When following this online teaching course, you will also be given an option to attend three ‘touch-point’ weekends per year (one per trimester) in either Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne.

Learning outcomes:

  • Research the changing literacy learning environment and its impact
  • Understand how to teach literacy to various groups of students
  • Understand the symbiotic relationship of literacy education and effective assessment
  • Develop skills in addressing and improving public policy on reading and literacy

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Major Project
  • Teaching Literacy to Diverse Students
  • Assessment and Intervention in Early Literacy
  • Foundations of Reading and Literacy
  • Becoming a High Achieving Professional Educator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • A bachelor degree (AQF7) or above in any discipline from an Australian institution or recognised equivalent.
  • Applicants must have 4 years of formal teacher training from an Australian institution or a recognised equivalent qualification, or for those without formal teacher training, a Graduate Certificate of Education from another institution if deemed equivalent.
CRICOS: 095585F

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    18804 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18800 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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