Education and teaching


If you're inspired to teach, you've got the power to make a huge difference in the lives of young people. Deakin's education and teaching courses are an excellent foundation for your career, teaching you leadership, communication and organisational skills – as well as leading to employment in schools both in Australia and around the world.

From 2018, students applying to all initial teacher education courses will be required to take the CASPer assessment. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching.

Education information sessions

Connect with Deakin academics and students while learning about our education and teaching courses during information sessions held on 21 September at our Melbourne Burwood and Geelong Waurn Ponds campuses. If you are interested in a teaching career, register today to secure your spot.

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 Canada, Vanuatu, Malaysia, Nepal or Switzerland. 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.

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

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

Ranked among the best

Deakin's ranked in the top 30 universities in the world for its education courses, based on the 2017 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

Rewards for postgraduate study

If you're a Deakin Alumnus considering one of our postgraduate teaching courses, you may be eligible to receive a 10 percent reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.

Find out more about Deakin's postgraduate bursary

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