Further study for qualified teachers


Deakin offers a number of professional development programs for qualified teachers. With a range of specialised areas, you’ll gain an understanding of contemporary education issues and develop high-level critical and evaluation skills.

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Advance your career in education. Build on your knowledge and experience while learning from world-leading academic staff. You'll graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification and a newfound confidence to inspire, educate and empower future generations.


Postgraduate (further study)

A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, master’s and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

I was interested in postgraduate study as I have a strong desire to upskill and expand my knowledge, in order to improve as an educator.

Hayley Dwyer

Master of Specialist Inclusive Education

Career opportunities

A course in education can lead you to a career in:

  • community education centres
  • early childhood education
  • government departments
  • hospitals
  • primary schools
  • private academies and agencies
  • private colleges
  • secondary schools
  • sports, recreation and fitness industries
  • TAFE, Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • universities.

Discover the education and teaching course for you

Our education and teaching course finder tool makes it easy for you to find the right course. By answering just a few questions, the tool will provide you with the best options to match your career goals and interests.

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Learn from the experts

At Deakin, you'll learn from experts in the industry who are highly experienced, engaged in contemporary research and working to improve the quality of learning to make a positive impact on education in Australia and around the world.

A world-class education

Deakin's education discipline is ranked 27th in the world by the prestigious QS World University Rankings (by subject 2019), so you can be assured that what you learn is relevant to the sector and your career.

Research with us

Research at Deakin is making a difference, working to improve the field of education for future generations. You could be a part of it by doing a higher degree by research in our School of Education. We have partnerships to help you develop innovative research. With links to schools, professional associations and government departments, we’ll help bring your ideas to life.

Education research in action

Early childhood science education: do Australian publishing trends represent world publishing trends? Coral Campbell finds, from a historical perspective, a distinctive approach evolving in early childhood science education.

Learn more about researching with us

Deakin alumni – get a head start with your postgraduate fees

If you're a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.  Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply.

Learn more about our alumni postgraduate bursary

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Choose an area that you're interested in and learn how Deakin's extensive range of study options and experiences can help turn your dreams into reality.

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^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2020 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)