24 months
17100 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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A Master of Education (Special Education) from Torrens University Australia prepares educators to support individuals with a range of special educational needs in mainstream classrooms.  

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This course highlights three distinct streams: Autism, Mental Health and Learning. These address the challenges and issues faced by mainstream teachers in mainstream educational practice. It fills a much-needed gap in professional development for teachers in the field.

The Education (Special Education) from Torrens University Australia highlights three distinct streams. The autism stream provides you with advanced skills in supporting people with autism; the mental health stream focuses on mental wellbeing, with an emphasis on anxiety, depression and eating disorders; and the learning stream provides you with the experience to support people with a range of learning needs. This is not an accredited Australian Initial Teacher Education course and therefore does not qualify the student to teach in Australia. 

Career opportunities 

Special needs education is a response to a large section of our population – our disabled community. You will have opportunities to bring educational value to those living with various disabilities in schools, TAFEs, universities and other agencies seeking to improve special education programs. It also provides an avenue for Lead Teacher status and leadership opportunities within schools and other educational establishments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Education Major Project
  • Mental Health Conditions
  • Learning Differences 
  • Inclusive Classroom Practices 
  • Dyslexia

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 095587D  

  • Australian bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 34200 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Domestic subject price - 2,700 AUD 

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 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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