Education and teaching

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Growing and inspiring future generations. Our education courses prepare you to understand learners and equip you with the leadership skills you need to be a professional educator.


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Your future in teaching

If you’re motivated to teach, you’ve got the power to make a huge difference to young people's lives. Our education and teaching courses focus on leadership, communication and organisational skills, providing a solid foundation for your future career. We maintain close links with the education sector to ensure our courses are developed and reviewed with industry and professional input. You’ll be taught by staff members with industry experience, who are recognised as leaders and innovators in their fields – so you can be confident that what you learn at Deakin will be relevant to your teaching career.

Courses within education and teaching



Graduate Certificate of Adult, Vocational Education and Training
Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching
Graduate Certificate of Digital Learning Leadership
Graduate Certificate of Education (International Baccalaureate PYP Early Years)
Graduate Certificate of Education (Trauma-Responsive Education)
Graduate Certificate of Education Business Leadership
Graduate Certificate of Education Research
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education (Learning and Teaching)
Graduate Certificate of Secondary Mathematics
Graduate Certificate of Secondary Science
Graduate Certificate of Specialist Inclusive Education
Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Graduate Diploma of Early Childhood Education (Leadership)

Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Digital Learning Leadership
Master of Education (Leadership and Learning)
Master of Specialist Inclusive Education
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood)
Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Primary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages


Be inspired to inspire others

Step out of the lecture theatre and into real classes. Through Deakin, you'll get classroom experience with some of our 1400 participating schools from your first year of study onwards. You can even take your teaching studies around the world.

Get global experience abroad

Our Global Education Program gives you an international perspective on teaching. Gain an understanding of intercultural education by studying in Chile, Nepal, Switzerland or Vanuatu.

Hands-on classroom experience

Our Professional Experience Program gives you real-life teaching experience and study credit for your degree. You'll undertake at least 60 days of placements and build sought-after skills.

Learn from industry experts

You'll be taught by industry leaders who are recognised as innovators in their fields. Many of our staff are researchers, actively improving the field of education in Australia and overseas.

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education provides students with a range of professional experiences through placement and other opportunities to practise our skills in the workplace.

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Health and physical education student

Pathways into teaching

If you don’t quite meet the requirements to get into your desired course, the Associate Degree of Education is the perfect way to start your journey to becoming a teacher, and is Victoria’s first accredited pathway program into initial teacher education. Upon graduating from the associate degree you'll be offered guaranteed entry into the Bachelor of Education (Primary), provided you successfully complete the Casper test.

We also know that you might discover a passion for teaching later in life, after you’ve completed an undergraduate qualification. That’s why we offer initial teacher education degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

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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Casper test

Casper test

Casper is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching. Students applying to all initial teacher education courses are required to take the Casper assessment.

Stories of life at Deakin

Stories of life at Deakin

The Faculty of Arts and Education content hub features in-depth stories from students, staff and alumni about their experiences of studying at Deakin, their new careers and more.

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

VCAL Teachers Scholarship Program

If you're a current or aspiring VCAL teacher based in a Government school, this new scholarship program gives 100 applicants the opportunity to undertake Deakin's Graduate Certificate of Applied Learning and Teaching. Our one-year, fully online program allows students to explore a variety of teaching styles and strategies, and develop valuable networks with like-minded teachers from across Victoria.

Learn more about the VCAL Teachers Scholarship Program

Study education and teaching

Head of School of Education, Professor Damian Blake provides insight in to what it is like studying education and teaching at Deakin.

Top 5 in Australia for our education courses

Deakin is ranked among the top 5 universities in Australia for its education courses, based on the QS World University Rankings, which are informed by academic and employer reputation, as well as research impact***.

Latest articles

If you're dreaming of an exciting and rewarding career in teaching, we'll help get you there.

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What is a teaching placement really like?

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How to become a teacher

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**Placement destinations are subject to change
***QS World University Rankings by subject 2021
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