It is our deep conviction that academic research and teaching must positively impact on external engagement with community, media, government and NGOs. This is at the heart of CITE’s philosophy.

CITE has extensive national and international engagement. 

CITE is engaged with state and federal government, and NGOs such as the Islamic Schools Association of Australia, Independent Schools Victoria, Independent Schools SA and multiple schools and service providers. CITE has been successful in forging significant links and partnerships with South East Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia), the Middle East (the UAE, Qatar and Oman), and the USA, the UK and South Africa. 

CITE is able to establish a distinctive competitive position by leveraging its strong relationships with national and international partners.

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Program Details

Islamic Studies Major & Minor

For all students undertaking their  Undergraduate Degrees

The Major in Islamic Studies will provide students with a deeper understanding of several areas related to Islam and Muslims in historical and contemporary settings. The areas of interest include: history of Islam and the birth of new civilisations; foundation of Islam and its teachings; Islamic law and its relationship with issues such as democracy, human rights, and radicalism; Islamic contribution to intellectual & scientific thought, international relations, Arabic language and Islamic and Eastern origins of Western civilisation. Students are expected to develop intellectual skills in understanding the nexus between traditional Islam and contemporary realities, modern manifestations and transformations within the body politic of Islam and new themes and trends that are shaping the modern Muslim experience. The study of these courses can enhance career opportunities in media, politics, foreign affairs, and education. The courses are online, and the contents are designed in a welcoming and inclusive environment that makes for easy engagement with course coordinators and to meet your academic expectations. Students can choose to take the courses as Major, Minor single electives.  

  • Understanding Islam
  • Islamic Civilisation
  • Islamic Law 101
  • Islam and Global Politics
  • Arabic Level 1A
  • Eastern Origins of Western Civilisations
  • World History Trends and Transformations
  • Intercultural Communication

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Graduate Certificate in Education (Islamic Education)

Study Islamic pedagogy aligned to national educational priorities and Islamic education for contemporary contexts and realities. All courses are available online, so you can tailor your studies to your teaching schedule.


Islamic Pedagogy courses to be taken in the sequence below*

  • Principles and Praxis
  • Quality Teaching and Learning
  • Managing Learning Environments
  • Critical Perspectives on Curriculum

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Graduate Diploma in Education (Islamic Education)

This graduate diploma has been developed to meet the needs of educators in Islamic schools or educators in state and private schools with a high percentage of Muslim students.


First Semester - Islamic Pedagogy courses

  • Principles and Praxis
  • Quality Teaching and Learning
  • Managing Learning Environments
  • Critical Perspectives on Curriculum


Second Semester:

  • Introduction to Islam
  • Empires of Islamic Civilisation
  • Islamic Pedagogy: Contemporary Issues and Muslim Students in the classroom
  • Advanced Studies in Islam & International relations

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Master of Teaching (Secondary) Islamic pedagogy specialisation (minor)

This industry-relevant postgraduate qualification is for students who have already completed a three-year bachelor degree and would like to increase their employment prospects with a teaching qualification specialising in secondary education. The curriculum is solely focused on the education of children from Year Eight to Year 12.

4 Major study areas:

  • Curriculum studies
  • Professional experience
  • Education studies
  • Pedagogy

The Islamic pedagogy specialisation can be undertaken as a minor learning area, and comprises of two courses:

  • Islamic Pedagogy: Principles and Praxis
  • Islamic pedagogy: Quality Teaching and Learning

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