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 $33,800 AUD (2024 fees; subject to increase)
Semester Intake March
Next Available Intake 2025
Application Deadline No set deadline*


Deakin University is ranked in the top 30 universities in the world for its education courses, based on the 2018 QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact.

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) at Deakin University will qualify graduates to teach up to Grade 8, both in Australia and overseas. It includes core subjects of the primary curriculum—English, mathematics, sciences, humanities and social sciences, the arts, technology, health and physical education—and provides opportunities to develop a breadth of knowledge in areas of interest. The program provides a range of professional learning experiences through 60 days of supervised placement in schools.

Alongside core studies, you will complete two secondary curriculum studies from English, TESOL, languages other than English, drama, dance, media, visual arts, music, humanities, commerce and business, geography, history, mathematics, health, physics, biology, psychology, chemistry, science and environmental science.

Starting in your first year, you’ll take part in the professional experience program across your entire degree. With a network of more than 1,400 schools across Australia, Deakin will arrange at least 80 days of placements for you in schools, where you’ll spend time working with children and alongside experienced 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. Deakin University uses the CASPer assessment tool. 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.