Further study for qualified teachers


Deakin offers a number of professional development programs for qualified teachers. With a range of specialised areas available, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of contemporary education issues and develop high-level critical and evaluative skills that could help you secure leadership roles.

Choose a course that will get you work ready

Advance your career in education. Build on your current knowledge and develop an advanced pedagogical toolkit under the guidance of world-leading academic staff. You'll graduate with an internationally-recognised qualification, with a comprehensive knowledge of how to manage and address contemporary education issues, and a newfound confidence to inspire, educate and empower future generations.


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.


Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)

Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.

Career opportunities

A course in education can lead you to a career in:

  • school principal
  • head of education
  • educational consultant
  • government education advisor
  • specialist inclusive education teacher
  • community education centres
  • early childhood education
  • government departments
  • hospitals
  • primary schools
  • private academies and agencies
  • private colleges
  • secondary schools
  • sports, recreation and fitness industries
  • TAFE, Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • universities.

I was interested in postgraduate study as I have a strong desire to upskill and expand my knowledge, in order to improve as an educator.

Hayley Dwyer

Master of Specialist Inclusive Education

Discover the education and teaching course for you

Our education and teaching course finder tool makes it easy for you to find the right course. By answering just a few questions, the tool will provide you with the best options to match your career goals and interests.

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Learn from the experts

At Deakin, you'll learn from experts in the industry who are highly experienced, engaged in contemporary research and working to improve the quality of learning to make a positive impact on education in Australia and around the world.

#1 in Australia for education and educational research*

Deakin is ranked #5 globally and #1 in Australia for education and educational research by U.S. News and World Report, a global authority in education rankings. You can be assured that what you learn at Deakin is relevant to the sector and your career.

Research with us

Research at Deakin is making a difference, working to improve the field of education for future generations. You could be a part of it by completing a higher degree by research in our School of Education. We have partnerships to help you develop innovative research. With links to schools, professional associations and government departments, we’ll help bring your ideas to life.

Learn more about researching with us

Professional Learning Education Hub

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

Learn more about PLEdHub@Deakin


*U.S. News & World Report, Best Global Universities Subject Rankings 2022–2023