It's not just the excellent standard of teaching that sets Deakin's School of Education courses apart from other courses. Flexible study options and internships are also major drawcards.

We offer international travel opportunities, world-class researchers and robust industry partnership programs, ensuring you get the best possible study experience.

Discover our Access Quality Teaching program

Deakin's Access Quality Teaching (AQT) program, formerly known as National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program, is founded on the Exceptional Teachers for Disadvantaged Schools (NETDS) program devised by Professor Jo Lampert and Professor Bruce Burnett, initiated at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The program aims to improve the outcomes of vulnerable children in low socio-economic status (SES) schools by supporting our most capable teachers to teach in the schools that need them most.

We invite our highest achieving, pre-service teachers entering their third year of the Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary), or Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) to join a group of like-minded peers committed to improving equity through education.

For the remainder of their degree, the selected pre-service teachers complete their regular initial teacher education course and engage together in a Community of Practice model to explore issues related to poverty and disadvantage. They also complete their remaining school experience placements in low socio-economic schools.

Financial support payments are available for eligible Access Quality Teaching program participants.

To date, Deakin has a strong alumnus of over 100 AQT graduate teachers working in schools across Victoria and Australia.

Email the AQT team

Creating exceptional teachers

Become part of a tightly knit group of like-minded students and make a difference to children's lives.

Improving teacher education in academies and alliances

All of our placements are in approved Australian schools. Deakin has established three teaching academy groups made up of primary and secondary schools.

They're located in Deakin's local catchment areas: Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool. In partnership with school leaders and the State Government, these alliances provide expanded work placement opportunities for Deakin teaching students in 70-plus schools.

A number of these schools work exclusively with Deakin for all its student placement rotations. Students benefit by developing closer working relationships with school local communities.

Find out more about teaching academies and alliances

Study wherever you are – Deakin's Cloud Campus

Deakin was one of the pioneers of off-campus learning, introducing remote learning in 1974. While some of our courses require intensive periods of on-campus study, others can be taken via Deakin's Cloud Campus.

With Deakin's Cloud Campus, you have the freedom to study where and when you like using our world-class online learning environment.

Connect with the 15,000+ students already taking advantage of Cloud Campus. You'll have access to the same high-quality teaching and resources.

Find out more about our Cloud Campus

Flexible study options

Accessibility and flexibility are the hallmarks of Deakin's courses offerings. From choosing what trimester you'd like to start in to changing from part-time to full-time study, the choice is yours.

You can also study a single unit to see if the course is right for you before you commit to an entire degree.

No matter how you like to learn, we offer a course of study that suits your lifestyle, work commitments and priorities.

Intensive study modes

As part of our commitment to offer flexibility, the School of Education offers a range of units that you can study in intensive mode.

This means you can study an entire unit in two blocks of two consecutive days or full-day classes spread across several weeks.

Studying intensively means you may only need to attend classes for a few days in a trimester.

Workshops and seminars give you the advantage of peer discussion and networking. Intensives also provide greater flexibility for work, travel and planning other activities around study.

Find out more about Deakin's flexible study options