Our partners

Partnerships are integral to the continuous development of the School of Education's programs, research activities and opportunities.

Through government, schools and private-sector relationships, Deakin stays at the forefront of education collaboration and innovation.

Australian partners


The ASPIRE program is a partnership between Deakin’s School of Education and Northern Bay College, Newcombe and Bellarine Secondary Colleges. It aims to get high-achieving Year 6 to 10 students thinking about what they want to do after school and the benefits of a university degree.

Pre-service teachers mentor students, encouraging them to explore their interests and post-schooling goals. Students get to experience university life with visits to both the Geelong Waurn Ponds and Waterfront campuses.

They also gain an insight into the variety of tertiary pathways available to them and an understanding of the steps involved in achieving their objectives.

Learn more about Aspire

Bank First

Bank First is a long-time partner of the School of Education. It provides event sponsorship and four student excellence awards.

For further information about Bank First, visit their website.

Victorian Government Department of Education and Training (DET)

Deakin partners with the Victorian State Government on a number of education-related projects and ongoing initiatives including:

Violence prevention and gender-based violence in schools

In 2015, the Department engaged the Deakin School of Education to develop and trial a range of teaching and learning materials. The materials address violence prevention and gender-based violence in schools. 

A series of teaching and learning activities was developed around themes of gender, power, violence and respect. The program is geared towards students in Years 8 to 10 as part of a whole-school approach to violence prevention.

Teaching academies and alliances

Victorian State Government-funded teaching academies adopt a partnership model to deliver innovative and effective initial teacher education in rural, regional and metropolitan areas. 

Schools include primary, secondary, specialist, government, Catholic and independent. Through collaboration, teaching academies focus on improving the quality of pre-service teacher education by linking theory and practice.

Learn more about our teaching academies and alliances

International partners

Deakin’s School of Education is one of Australia’s most international of schools for teacher education. We have high-priority global partnerships with industry, government, teaching and research institutes, and not-for-profit organisations.

Our international partnerships provide research and professional development opportunities for students and staff, during which they collaborate with world-class teachers and researchers.

Transnational delivery of courses and services

We deliver a number of our courses transnationally. These include the delivery of:

  • Deakin’s Master of TESOL and Master of Education courses at Universities in China: Sichuan Normal University, Jiangsu Normal University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
  • professional development programs for teachers and teacher educators from a range of countries and institutions.

International research and capacity development

We participate in a number of international research and capacity development projects. These include:

  • Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka
  • Communist Party of Ho Chi Minh City
  • Sichuan Normal University, Sichuan, China
  • Beijing Institute of Technology Zhuhai
  • Beijing Normal University Zhuhai.

Higher degrees by research

We have a large number of international higher degree by research students (research masters' and doctorates).

If you're interested in becoming a doctoral (PhD) or master’s by research student, you can find out more on the Become a research student page.

Additionally, a number of our postgraduate coursework programs are available in on- or off-campus modes for international students. Please visit the Education and teaching discipline page for more information.

International visiting scholars

The School of Education is a vibrant participant of the faculty’s International Visiting Scholar Scheme. We welcome visitors from abroad to provide opportunities for mutual collaboration and partnership building.

Due to restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the state of Victoria, the Faculty of Arts and Education is currently unable to welcome scholars to participate in the Visiting International Scholar Scheme.

We have closed applications until further notice. We hope to reopen the program once international travel restrictions ease.

More information

For more information about our international partnerships and programs, please contact the Associate Head of School.

Associate Head of School (International Partnerships)
Associate Professor Bonnie Yim
+61 3 5227 2659
Email Associate Professor Yim