International students

Develop the skills to nurture young minds at Deakin and grow your confidence in the classroom with supported practical experience.


Top 1% of universities worldwide


Top 5 university in Australia for education courses


Access to 1400+ education partners across Australia


Benefit from at least 80 days of work placements


Professional recognition

As a Deakin teaching graduate, you will be ready to step straight into your dream role. All of our teaching courses are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). Plus, our Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education are accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). With a teaching qualification from Deakin, you are qualified to teach in Australian schools and early childhood settings~, or to take your skills across the globe and teach in schools internationally (wherever VIT registration is recognised).

Hands-on experience

Deakin's dedicated professional experience program provides you with access to real-life teaching experience and study credit towards your degree. You will complete at least 60 days of placements depending on the degree you choose, meaning you will graduate with the classroom experience and valuable skills that employers look for.

Online to on-campus pathway

Please note: students are not currently able to travel to Australia to study on campus. We encourage you to accept your offer now to start studying online, and when Australia's borders re-open, you will be able to travel to Australia to commence on-campus study. We recommend you apply for your visa as soon as we issue your confirmation of enrolment. While you hold a valid student visa, the Australian government will recognise any study undertaken online towards eligibility for post study work rights.

Learn more about Deakin's online to on-campus pathway

For more details about post-study work rights, visit the Australian Government's Post-Study Work Stream website


Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.


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.

World-class specialist teaching spaces

As a Deakin teaching student, you will have access to specialised teaching spaces to further prepare you for the classroom. This includes the Nyaal interactive learning precinct at the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, where you can experience different classroom environments virtually in a 360-degree theatre.

Apart from the high-quality education, my degree also allowed me to build a teaching network. Deakin’s teaching placement office was well equipped to help international students like me find placements.

Savini, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Join a rapidly-growing industry

The education and training industry is one of the largest growing employment industries in Australia, and is projected to grow by 11.2% by May 2023* – that is 11,300 new jobs. Our courses are designed with current industry practice in mind, and engage you in real-world industry projects, to ensure you graduate prepared and ahead of the pack.

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Students and staff give insight into this unique and highly sought after teaching course at Deakin University.

How to apply: international students

Deakin University students Tatyana and Kaweesha talk through the application process at Deakin. Learn about meeting entry requirements, organising your documents and submitting your application – either directly or through a Deakin agent.

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*Australian Government Department of Jobs and Small Business, 2018 Employment Projections – for the five years to May 2023.
~ Accredited classroom settings are dependent on your course