Certificate of Masonic Studies

The Certificate of Masonic Studies is currently offered at metropolitan masonic centres in Melbourne Victoria or via  On-line learning modules .

The course aims to:

  • provide a solid grounding in and understanding of the basic history of Freemasonry as we understand it today;
  • provide an opportunity for participants to arrive at an informed understanding, based on source materials, of the origins and development of the craft; and
  • establish a sound knowledge base for further reflection on freemasonry in general and its ethical principles


  • the course is comprised of eight modules each consisting of: prescribed pre-reading, a discussion forum and the preparation of a short paper; to be submitted, electronically,to the course convener by the due date for assessment.
  • basic study materials and references are provided for the classroom sessions however students are encouraged to be resourceful and are encouraged to acquire their own texts.
  • on successful completion of the course each student will be awarded a Certificate of Masonic Studies


  • the cost of the course is $80.00. Payment is due on commencement of the course
  • students receive a complimentary membership of the Lodge of Research Correspondence Circle for 12 months from the date of enrolment which includes non voting membership of the lodge.
  • For further information about enrollment in a metropolitan Melbourne course contact the  Course Coordinator – education@viclodgeofresearch218.com.au
  • To enroll in the On-Line course Click Here