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Join one of Australia’s largest professions

Study education at Deakin and set yourself apart with a world-class teaching qualification. With education and teaching employment projected to grow 13.4% by 2026,* you’ll develop the skills and practical experience you need for a successful and rewarding career in teaching.

Get into the classroom and learn on the job

Hit the ground running and gain invaluable practical experience in your first year of study. With the opportunity for professional placement in local, national and global classrooms, you’ll gain practical experiences with mentoring from experienced teachers.

Learn about professional experience placements

Take advantage of our teaching network

Deakin partners with primary and secondary schools, and early childhood centres, in Melbourne, Geelong and Warrnambool to offer an improved pre-teacher education program. The Deakin alliance network has helped us align our Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programs with local schools. Our partnerships provide additional support and opportunities to student teachers in their professional experience placements.

There’s never been a better time to study teaching

To address workforce shortages, the Commonwealth and Victorian governments have set up scholarships to support you in your studies.

Commonwealth Government scholarships

The Commonwealth Government has scholarships to support new students to help attract high-quality candidates into the teaching profession.

Victorian Government scholarships

The Victorian Government offers various scholarships to help you with the cost of studying and living. They also offer funded employment-based pathways. Scholarships include:

  • undergraduate secondary teaching scholarships
  • postgraduate secondary teaching scholarships
  • early childhood teaching scholarships
  • inclusive education teaching scholarship.
We’ll cover your Casper test fee

We’ll cover your Casper test fee

If you're enrolled to start studies in 2025 in an initial teacher education degree, and the Casper test is an entry requirement of your course, Deakin will cover the test fee with an $80 payment to you.

Explore education and teaching courses

Gain the practical skills to shape young minds through early childhood, primary and secondary school education.

Teaching is a team sport; it is the art and science of connection. Good teachers make connections with learners, build their confidence and open new worlds of possibility they never knew were possible.

Dr Matthew K E Thomas

Director of Professional Experience

Diversify your skillset and gain credit towards an elective unit

All our professional learning programs are informed by research and give you the option to gain credit towards an elective unit within a Deakin undergraduate and/or postgraduate award course.

Learn more about our programs

Do you want to improve equity through education?

Help improve learning outcomes for vulnerable children in low socio-economic status schools with the Access Quality Teaching (AQT) program.

To be eligible you must be a third-year student from:

Once accepted, you’ll complete your teacher education course and participate in a community of practice with other teachers to explore issues related to poverty and disadvantage. You’ll also complete your remaining school experience placements in low socio-economic school environments.

Financial support payments are available for eligible AQT program participants.

Email our AQT team for more information

Make a difference to children’s lives

The National Exceptional Teaching for Disadvantaged schools program aims to improve the outcomes of vulnerable children by identifying and preparing high-performing pre-service teachers to be empowered and capable to work in low socio-economic status schools.

Explore research degrees

Reimagine your career, connect with industry leaders and make an impact alongside world-leading researchers at the School of Education.

Innovative pathway programs with our international partners

The School of Education delivers several courses transnationally and has established innovative pathway programs to our courses with partner institutions.

Find out more

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*Australian Government Occupation Projections for 2026, 2021.

Contact us

If you have any questions about education and teaching courses or research, please email the School of Education.