Deakin University

Master of Teaching



University Location Geelong, Victoria
City Population 278,000
Student Population 60,000
Int'l Student Population 11,200
Main Campus Burwood
Program Campus Burwood
Program Duration 2 years
Estimated Annual Tuition AUD$33,800 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline No set deadline*


Deakin University offers both the Master of Teaching (Primary) and Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Deakin’s school-based learning programs and teaching practicums ensure graduates are ready to teach today and into the future. As a Deakin teaching student, you’ll take part in annual professional experience programs, working with children in schools and learning from experienced teachers.


The Master of Teaching (Primary) is infused with practical learning. With a focus on dynamic skills and communication, you will graduate classroom-ready, a finely tuned educator and leader with a set of adaptable techniques.

A career in education provides flexibility, variety and security. You’ll discover how to shape teacher/student relationships to ensure students build positive connections with their peers, their school and themselves, and gain the critical knowledge required for modern-day digital classrooms, engaging with topics such as diversity and inclusion, teacher inquiry, context and leading-edge research, coupled with culturally relevant approaches to teaching.

At Deakin you will also collaborate with early childhood educators, primary and secondary teachers. The university’s multidisciplinary approach will enable you to gain a well-rounded view of how young people learn.

As a graduate of the Master of Teaching (Secondary), your employment opportunities will be vast. You’ll be qualified to teach at secondary level with skills that will also enable you to pivot into a broader range of roles. Learn how to think like a teacher and develop an invaluable mindset that can be applied to almost any sector, including education, youth work, corporate learning and development, NGOs, media, and community-based organizations.

You’ll learn from highly experienced, passionate teachers who understand firsthand the importance of recognizing all students as people first. You’ll discover how to foster well-balanced relationships in the classroom to ensure students build positive connections with their peers, in turn promoting an environment to thrive.

With the option to undertake a specialization that includes research elements, you will develop practical classroom skills along with critical thinking and evaluative research skills. To ensure you gain a holistic understanding of how students learn, you’ll also have the opportunity to study and collaborate with early childhood educators, primary, and secondary teachers.

Admission Requirements

1. Completed bachelor’s degree
You must have an undergraduate degree in a discipline other than teaching with at least one year of full-time or equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum, including minor in one Australian Curriculum Learning Area: English, mathematics, sciences, humanities and social sciences, the arts, technology, health and physical education

2. Situational judgement test
You must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes. CASPER is an online, scenario-based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching. Please contact OzTREKK to learn more about this test.

Admission Timeline

*While there is no set application deadline, you are encouraged to apply at least 6 months prior to the program start date.