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.


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, masters 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.

Early childhood education at Deakin

Deakin's early childhood and education courses are designed to set you up for a successful career inspiring the next generation of young people. Hear from graduate Caitlin Potter and Senior Lecturer Natalie Robertson as they discuss the benefits of becoming an early childhood educator.

Primary teaching at Deakin

Hear from Bachelor of Education (Primary) graduate Tayla, as she shares her journey of becoming a teacher at Deakin. Deakin's Bachelor of Education (Primary) allows you to build a solid foundation in primary curriculum and put theory into practice through Deakin’s professional experience program.

Education and teaching at Deakin

Head of School of Education, Professor Damian Blake provides insight in to what it is like studying education and teaching at Deakin. Learn what courses are on offer, what makes the Deakin difference and what drives Damian's vision is for the School.

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