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.

Your future in teaching

If you’re motivated to teach, you’ve got the power to make a huge difference to young people's lives. Our education and teaching courses focus on leadership, communication and organisational skills, providing a solid foundation for your future career. We maintain close links with the education sector to ensure our courses are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input. You’ll be taught by staff members with industry experience, recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields – so you can be confident that what you learn at Deakin will be relevant to your teaching career.

Be inspired to inspire others

Step out of the lecture room and into real classes. Through Deakin, you'll get classroom experience with some of our 14,000 participating schools from your first year of study onwards. You can even take your teaching studies around the world.

Global experience

Our Global Education Program gives you an international perspective on teaching. Gain an understanding of intercultural education by studying in Chile, Nepal, Switzerland or Vanuatu.

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 60 days of placements, packing your CV with practical know-how and sought-after skills that employers look for.

Learn from the experts

You will be taught by staff members who have industry experience and who have been recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields. Many of our staff are active researchers, improving the field of education in Australia and overseas.

Top 30 worldwide*

Deakin is ranked in the top 30 universities in the world for its education courses, based on the 2019 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

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

Pathways into teaching

There’s more than one way to study teaching at Deakin. If you don’t quite meet the requirements to get into your desired course, the Associate Degree of Education is the perfect way to start your journey to becoming a teacher. Upon graduating from the associate degree you'll be offered guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education (Primary), provided you successfully complete the CASPer test.

Learn more about studying an Associate Degree of Education

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.

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education provides students with a range of professional experiences through placement and other opportunities to practise our skills in the workplace.

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Health and physical education student

Latest articles

  • What is a teaching placement really like?
  • Using your passion for education in careers outside the classroom
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What is a teaching placement really like?

At Deakin, teaching placements make up a large part of the curriculum for those studying a teaching degree, and you'll get started in the classroom right from the beginning.

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Using your passion for education in careers outside the classroom

If you are looking to take your education career beyond the classroom, there are a number of different pathways to gain the skills to make this transition.

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Passionate about education? How to become a teacher in Victoria

Discover everything you need to know about becoming a teacher in Victoria – from getting qualified, to applying for jobs.

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*2019 QS World University Rankings by subject
^Placement destinations are subject to change

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