Professional learning

Take your career to the next level with Deakin's professional learning programs in education and teaching. Our programs are informed by research and designed to help you develop the skills you need to succeed in today's workplace.

Victorian employment-based pathway program

The Victorian employment-based pathway program (VEBPP) covers the tuition cost of the units of study in the Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training, for those interested in a career change to teach VET to Victorian Government secondary students, and pathway to the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary).

This program would particularly be of interest to those from a qualified trade background or Registered Training Organisation (RTO). Vocational Education and Training (VET) Delivered to School Students (VDSS) includes 12 areas.

  • Agriculture and environment
  • Automotive
  • Building and construction
  • Business
  • Clean energy and engineering
  • Community Services and Early Childhood Education
  • Creative industries
  • Digital media and technologies
  • Hair and beauty
  • Health
  • Hospitality
  • Sport and recreation

Commencing studies in the Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training, pathway you’ll exit with a minimum of two curriculum/subject areas – your trade area and then as a graduate of the Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary) you’ll be eligible to teach the VCE Vocational major.

The VEBPP program also includes additional supports such as Academic Liaisons to assist with your course completion.

Course applications close 23 June 2024. Applications for this scholarship are open to students who have been offered a place in this course. For scholarship enquiries email

Explore education and teaching courses

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

Professional Learning Education Hub

The Professional Learning Education Hub offers unique professional learning opportunities for educators and teachers. Through online and face-to-face workshops, seminars, short courses and online communities, you'll gain access to Deakin’s teaching and learning experts, as well as internationally and nationally recognised education researchers.

Become an educational support officer

Make a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities by working as an educational support officer (integration or teacher aide). Our Education Support Professional Certificate is designed for prospective or employed educational support officers, allied health and educational professionals, and parents or caregivers of children with disabilities.

At the end of this professional learning course, current Deakin University students who are undertaking an undergraduate teaching program can elect to do a formal assessment task to accrue one credit point towards an elective unit.

Contact us

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