Education and teaching

Interest area

Growing and inspiring future generations. Our education courses prepare you to understand learners and equip you with the leadership skills you need to be a professional educator.

Top 30 for education worldwide*

Graduate job ready with our Professional Experience Program

Curriculum guided by Victorian Institute of Teaching

Pathways into teaching

If you didn’t quite get the ATAR you hoped for in your final year of high school, you haven’t missed your opportunity to study teaching at Deakin. Begin your journey to becoming a teacher by studying an Associate Degree of Education. You’ll be introduced to core units from the Bachelor of Education (Primary), as well as developing the foundation skills required to succeed at university.

Best of all, once you’ve successfully completed your degree, you’ll will be on track to meet the requirements needed to transfer into a Bachelor of Education (Primary).

Learn more about studying an Associate Degree of Education

CASPer test

CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching. Students applying to all initial teacher education courses are required to take the CASPer assessment.

Learn more about CASPer

Be inspired to inspire others

Step out of the lecture room and into real classes. Through Deakin, you'll get classroom experience with our participating schools from your first year of study onwards. You can even take your teaching studies around the world. Learning is a journey after all.

Global experience

Our Global Education Program gives you an international perspective on teaching. Learn about different cultures by studying in Chile, Nepal, Switzerland or Vanuatu. Our commitment to indigenous education means we also run a program in Australia's Northern Territory.

Education sector links

Our courses are developed in consultation with principals, teachers and the Victorian Institute of Teaching, which means you learn exactly what employers in the field are looking for in new teachers.

Learn from the experts

Deakin education is ranked highly by Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), a national research evaluation framework. Many of our staff are active researchers, improving the field of education for future generations.

Webinar: Postgraduate teaching courses

Explore the postgraduate teaching courses available at Deakin, and how we can help you take your career to the next level.

Through my work placement experience, I was able to come to the conclusion that primary school teaching was the right career for me.

Shivani Parmar

Education (primary) student

Ranked among the best

Deakin's ranked in the top 30 universities in the world for its education courses, based on the 2018 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

Hands-on experience before you graduate

Our Professional Experience Program gives you real-life teaching experience and study credit for your degree. You'll undertake at least 80 days of placements, packing your CV with practical know-how and sought-after skills that employers look for.

Discover our Professional Experience Program

*2019 QS World University Rankings by subject

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