A Bachelor degree in a different discipline, with sufficient prior study in two specialist teaching areas (for each area, at least 6 Deakin credit points equivalent with no more than 2 credit points at level 1 and at least 2 credit points at level 3), or a double teaching method area (at least 10 Deakin credit points equivalent, with no more than 2 credit points at level 1 and at least 2 credit points at level 3).*
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate 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.
To be eligible for admission to this program, all applicants should check the Entry and English Language requirements.
*Note that the Victoria Institute of Teaching’s Specialist Area Guidelines imposes additional requirements for some specialist teaching areas like Art, Music and Physical Education. Please refer to the guidelines carefully: http://www.vit.vic.edu.au/media/documents/imported-files/publications-and-forms/forms/Specialist_Area_Guidelines_2015.pdf
IELTS / English language requirements
Applicants who do not meet the English language entry requirement may fulfil this requirement with a score of 7.0 in the IELTS (Academic) test, with no less than 7.0 in any of the four skill areas, and a score of no less than 7.5 in speaking and listening. Alternatively, applicants may meet the English language requirement with an internet-based TOEFL result of 100 with a minimum of 25 in speaking and writing, and a minimum of 22 in reading and listening.
Selection will be based on applicant background, and will require prior studies from disciplines that enable students to qualify for two single teaching method subjects or one double method. Methods usually require a background of study for at least two years, however preference will be given to applicants who have a three year major study in at least one discipline area. A double method requires at least three years of study in the discipline.
An applicant for registration as a teacher must meet the standards of competence in both written and oral communication in the English language.
If you completed all four years of the higher education study required for registration in English at an institution in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, The United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, you will meet the requirements for English language competence.
For International students: If you did not complete all four years of the higher education study you are presenting for consideration for registration as outlined above, you will be required to undertake one of the approved English language tests.