Do you want to combine your passions within the arts with your desire to inspire others to learn?
The combined course Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary) prepares graduates with the attributes, discipline-specific knowledge, professional behaviours and standards required to practice as a secondary school teacher in Australia, teaching from junior secondary to VCE levels.
The course combines a postgraduate teaching qualification with undergraduate discipline studies in the Arts relevant for teaching. The fast-tracked postgraduate level of study means that graduates are ready to teach after just 4 years of study. This postgraduate level initial teacher education degree gives you the edge to get ahead in the employment market.Read More
To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary), students must complete a total of 36 credit points of units comprising of:
Bachelor level studies
1. Two approved Arts major sequences of at least 8 credit points each selected from:
- One of Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Policy Studies or Sociology
- One of Children's Literature or Literature Studies
- One of Arabic or Chinese or Indonesian or Spanish
- One of Visual Arts or Photography
- Media Studies
2. 4 elective units selected from another of the groups of Arts major disciplines listed above.
Note: Students taking a major in Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology must select 2 credit points of units in one of the others of these or Geography/History among their electives.
3. 4 credit points selected from:
- EDU201 Educational Psychology
- EDU202 Educators and Learners
- EDU203 Literacy, Numeracy and Education
- EDU303 Education, Communication and Technology
- EDU301 Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education
- EDU302 Education and Humanitarian Development
4. Students must complete no more than 10 credit points at level 1
5. Students must complete at least 4 credit points at level 3
Following successful completion of the first 3 undergraduate levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 60 and meet the entry requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will progress to the postgraduate level of the course. Students cannot progress to the postgraduate level of study without completing all 24 credit points at undergraduate level. An alternative exit from D303 with an A300 Bachelor of Arts award is available to students with a WAM of less than 60.
A Working with Children Check is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3.
Postgraduate level studies
Students must complete:
- 8 core teaching units
- 2 curriculum study units in first teaching specialist area
- 2 curriculum study units in second teaching specialist area
This course includes 60 days of supervised professional experience.
Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) and
Students to select 2 of the below arts major sequences (8 cps each)
Anthropology Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Arabic Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Children's Literature Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Chinese Burwood (Melbourne) only
Dance Burwood (Melbourne) only - not offered 2018
Drama Burwood (Melbourne) only
History Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Indonesian Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Literary Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Media Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Philosophy Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Photography Burwood (Melbourne) only
Politics and Policy Studies Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Sociology Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Spanish Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Visual Arts Burwood (Melbourne) only
Plus 4 electives selected from another Arts major discipline listed above
Note: Students taking a major in Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology must select 2 credit points of units in one of the others of these or Geography / History among their electives. If choosing Australian Studies, the extra 2 credit points must be AIA coded. E.g. 8 credit points of AIH coded units combined with 2 credit points of AIA coded units.
Plus 4 credit points selected from:
8 core units
Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a first teaching method area
Plus two Secondary Curriculum Studies units in a second teaching method area
Secondary Curriculum Study Units
Teaching method area
Curriculum study units
Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE)
Politics and Policy
Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1400610301 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Additional course information
Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj
For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE, or equivalent, including Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.
All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes. Deakin University is using the CASPer assessment tool. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching.
The Faculty offers alternative entry options for mature age and other special categories of applicants. Information about these is available in the VTAC guide and on the Deakin University’s website at http://www.deakin.edu.au/study-at-deakin/apply
Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.
Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our Trimester 1 2017 cohort of students (PDF, 657.3KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships
Teaching and education courses at Deakin lead to a career that can make a profound and lasting contribution to the future by positively educating and influencing the lives of students. Teaching is the largest profession in Australia, with more than 200 000 teachers working across 10 000 schools, teaching more than three million students. It is a rewarding career that offers creativity, flexibility and opportunity.
For more information go to 'DeakinTALENT
Deakin’s Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) is accredited with the VIT as a nationally accredited course for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. Graduates intending to apply for registration in Victoria should carefully check all requirements relating to this process specified at vit.vic.edu.au
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the single degree.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC
If you studied Year 12 in 2017 or you're applying for more than one course offered through VTAC, your application must be made via VTAC.
Need more information on how to apply?
For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.
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Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.
Credit for prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.