Master of Teaching

Course summary for local students


2015 course information

Award granted Master of Teaching

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Note: Cloud (online) students in Early Childhood and dual Primary/Early Childhood strands are required to attend compulsory intensives at Waurn Ponds.

Cloud (online)Yes

1.5 years for students undertaking studies in Trimester 1, 2, 3, and 1 in the following year, or 2 years for students undertaking studies in Trimesters 1,2 and 1,2 combination or part time equivalent.

Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Indicative annual fee 2015$6,152* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
$16,600* - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Tel 03 5227 1359

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100

Cloud (online) 
Tel 03 5227 1359  

CRICOS course code068926C
VTAC Codes

Early Childhood Education

1400592021 (CSP) - Burwood (Melbourne) - Early Childhood Education

1400592022 (fee-paying) - Burwood (Melbourne) - Early Childhood Education

1400392021 (CSP) - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - Early Childhood Education *

1400392022 (fee-paying) - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) - Early Childhood Education*


1400592121 (CSP) - Burwood (Melbourne) - Primary

1400592122 (fee-paying) - Burwood (Melbourne) Primary

1405692121 (CSP) - Cloud (online) Primary

1405692122 (fee-paying) - Cloud (online)  Primary


1400592141 (CSP) - Burwood (Melbourne) Secondary

1400592142 (fee-paying) - Burwood (Melbourne) Secondary

1405692141 (CSP) - Cloud (online) Secondary

1405692142 (fee-paying) - Cloud (online) Secondary

Primary and Early Childhood Education

1400510201 (CSP) - Burwood (Melbourne) - Primary and Early Childhood Education

1400510202 (fee-paying) - Burwood (Melbourne) - Primary and Early Childhood Education

1400610201 (CSP) - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) & Cloud (online) Primary and Early Childhood*

1400610202 (fee-paying) - Waurn Ponds (Geelong) & Cloud (online) Primary and Early Childhood*

Primary and Secondary

1400510221 (CSP) - Burwood (Melbourne) - Primary and Secondary

1400510222 (fee-paying) - Burwood (Melbourne) - Primary and Secondary

1400610221 (CSP) - Cloud (online) Primary and Secondary

1400610222 (fee-paying) - Cloud (online) Primary and Secondary

* The Early Childhood strand is offered via intensives at Waurn Ponds (Geelong) and Cloud (online)

Deakin course code E760

New course version commencing 2015 

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Teaching is an innovative course with the flexibility of allowing you to gain a teaching qualification in early childhood, primary or secondary teaching, as well as the option of a dual qualification in early childhood and primary or primary and secondary.

The course is offered in campus and cloud (online) study modes, with different strands available at different campuses in order to meet the needs of metropolitan, rural and regional students.

This course has been developed in response to the growing trend, nationally and internationally, to require postgraduate qualifications for entry into the teaching profession and to offer a number of pathways into the profession.

E760 Master of Teaching enrolment course structures

Professional recognition

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program and pending approval by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).

International students and permanent residents

Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully. 

Fees and charges

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

There is a strong demand for qualified teachers and graduate starting salaries for teachers are high compared tothe graduate average. The increased demand for teachers has also resulted in improvements in teaching conditions, resources and career advancement opportunities. As a graduate of this course you may find employment as ateacher within the private or public education sectors. You will complete at least 60 days of supervised school or early childhood education experience and will be required to apply for the Working With Children Check (WWCC) administered by the Department of Justice.

For more information go to 'My Course My Career'

Course rules

Select your strand choice below for Course structure and Course rules

Dual strands:

Single Strands:

  • Early Childhood - includes an opportunity to complete a 10 week Internship, Research, Leadership of Teaching or Inclusive Education
  • Primary - includes an opportunity to complete a 10 week Internship, Research, Inclusive Education, TESOL, LOTE or Leadership of Teaching
  • Secondary- includes an opportunity to complete a 10 week Internship, Research, Inclusive Education, TESOL, LOTE, Internationalisation or Leadership of Teaching


For course map click here

Strand availability

The strands in Primary and Secondary, will be available at Burwood (Melbourne) campus, and in Cloud (online) mode. The Early Childhood strand commences at Burwood (Melbourne) campus, and Waurn Ponds (Geelong) in community-based mode i.e. a combination of intensive and cloud (online) mode study.   Not all secondary methods will be available at Burwood (Melbourne) or in Cloud (online) mode. Leadership and Internationalisation specialisations are only available in Cloud (online) mode.

Entry requirements - specific

Early Childhood

Applicants require a Bachelor degree in a different discipline


Applicants require a Bachelor degree in a different discipline


A Bachelor degree in a different discipline, which includes sufficient prior study in two teaching method meeting the specialist area guidelines of the Victorian Institute of Teaching:

Primary and Early Childhood

Applicants require a Bachelor degree in a different discipline

Primary and Secondary

A Bachelor degree in a different discipline, which includes sufficient prior study in two teaching method meeting the specialist area guidelines of the Victorian Institute of Teaching:

Selection for applicants considering the Secondary strand or Primary and Secondary strand will be based on applicant background, and will require prior studies from disciplines that enable students to qualify for two single teaching method subjects. 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.

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 must also meet the minimum English language requirements, see here.

Credit for prior learning - general

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.

As the Master of Teaching is a Nationally accredited course, credit for prior learning is not available for core units (EEE751, EEE752, EEE753, EPR701, EPR702, EPR703/6/9). Further, credit for prior learning is not available for any work experience whether paid or unpaid, qualified or unqualified teacher or teacher aide.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

How to apply

Applications for campus and Cloud (online) mode must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).

Working with Children Check

School experience placements in schools in the course of a university degree are “child-related work”. Under the Working with Children Act 2005 (Vic.), administered by the Department of Justice, a student teacher must obtain a Working with Children Check(WWCC) before commencing school experience placements in a school. The WWCC must remain current throughout the course. It is an offence under the Act to engage in school experience without holding a WWCC.

Professional Experience (School Experience)

Click here for details