Primary teaching

Why study Primary teaching?

The postgraduate coursework primary education program offers graduate diploma and Master’s-level program for graduates of other disciplines who want a teaching qualification. Complete the Middle Years program mainly online through our Shepparton campus in only nine months or the Masters program (P-12) at Albury-Wodonga in 18 months.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the graduate-entry teaching degree are qualified to teach in schools and other education and training bodies in Australia and overseas (subject to registration). Those with postgraduate teaching qualifications are highly regarded for their detailed knowledge of curriculum and their highly developed teaching skills. Our teaching courses are accredited with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Courses

Local students

2015

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus:
Shepparton
Year
2015
Course description
If you'd like to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years (age 11 to 16), this course is suitable for you. If you have appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors, you are also eligible to teach final years in secondary schools (age 17 to 18). This program gives you the flexibility to study at home and also at university. This course is offered via flexible delivery combining on-line interactive learning with 25 days of face-to-face instruction in three blocks at the Shepparton campus.

The course focuses on specialist training in teaching and learning approches for adolescents. Content includes theoretical studies in teaching, learning and classroom management, plus teaching methodology studies in curriculum areas relevant to primary and lower-to-middle years of secondary schooling. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Primary Method is available as an non-core option at an additional cost for selected students with appropriate qualifications.
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Prerequisite
A three-year Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a sub-major in two disciplines taught in secondary schools. Applicants with studies in only one secondary school curriculum area are also eligible to apply. In addition, English competency is required and Year 11 Mathematics is recommended.
Fee amount
Indicative (2014): A$16,550 per 120 credit points.
Commonwealth Supported Places also available.
Additional information
Students are required to produce a Working With Children Check Card prior to commencing the course.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC to start this course in 2015. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Education (Middle Years) (Graduate Diploma)Shepparton

Master of Teaching (P-12)

Duration :
2 years (accelerated into 1.5 years)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Year
2015
Course description
This course will prepare you to teach in primary and secondary schools in all statesand territories in Australia. The program includes detailed consideration of state and national core curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management.

You will undertake 60 days of supervised practice in primary and secondary schools and at least ten days of supervised fieldwork in a range of educational contexts. In the final semester, you will undertake a professional placement in a school and complete an action research project.

The course is taught through a blended learning approach, combining 21 days of on-campus study in four short blocks spread over the year, guided online teaching and learning activities and in-school teaching practice placements.
Professional recognition
The course is a recognised qualification for registration as a teacher by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Prerequisite
An approved Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a double major, major or sub-major in two secondary school curriculum disciplines, with at least one of these suitable for teaching in the senior years. Applicants with discipline study in one secondary school curriculum area may also apply. In addition, English competency is required and Year 11 Mathematics is recommended.
Fee amount
Indicative (2014): $16,550 per 120 credit points.
Commonwealth Supported Places also available.
How to apply
Apply through VTAC. Or apply through UAC if applying to study at our Albury-Wodonga Campus.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Teaching (P-12) MasterAlbury-Wodonga

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2014 - apply now

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years) (069223D)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
20 440
Campus
Shepparton
Year
2014
Course description
If you'd like to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years (age 11 to 16), this course is suitable for you. If you have appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors, you are also eligible to teach final years in secondary schools (age 17 to 18).

Content includes theoretical studies in teaching, learning and classroom management, plus teaching methodology studies in curriculum areas relevant to primary and lower-to-middle years of secondary schooling.

The course focuses on specialist training in teaching and learning approaches for adolescents and disengaged youth. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Primary Method is available as a non-core option at an additional cost.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
A three-year discipline-based degree from an Australian university or an approved international equivalent.
Additional information
This course is only offered at the Shepparton Campus and it commences on 12 February 2014.
Professional recognition
The course is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. After graduating, you can work in Victoria, Australia, however you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Education (Middle Years) (Graduate Diploma)Shepparton

2015

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years) (069223D)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
21 660
Campus
Shepparton
Year
2015
Course description
If you'd like to teach in both primary and secondary schools with a special focus on the middle years (age 11 to 16), this course is suitable for you. If you have appropriate undergraduate sub-majors/majors, you are also eligible to teach final years in secondary schools (age 17 to 18). This program gives you the flexibility to study at home and also at university. This course is offered via flexible delivery combining on-line interactive learning with 25 days of face-to-face instruction in three blocks at the Shepparton campus.

The course focuses on specialist training in teaching and learning approches for adolescents. Content includes theoretical studies in teaching, learning and classroom management, plus teaching methodology studies in curriculum areas relevant to primary and lower-to-middle years of secondary schooling. Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Primary Method is available as an non-core option at an additional cost for selected students with appropriate qualifications.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7.0 and a score of no less than 8.0 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
A three-year discipline-based degree from an Australian university or an approved international equivalent.
Additional information
This course is only offered at the Shepparton Campus.
Professional recognition
The course is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. After graduating, you can work in Victoria, Australia, however you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details

Education (Middle Years) (Graduate Diploma)Shepparton

Master of Teaching (P-12) (068092G)

Duration :
2 years (can be accelerated into 1.5 years)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
21 660
Campus
Albury-Wodonga
Year
2015
Course description
This course will prepare you to teach in primary and secondary schools in all statesand territories in Australia. The program includes detailed consideration of state and national core curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management.

You will undertake 60 days of supervised practice in primary and secondary schools and at least ten days of supervised fieldwork in a range of educational contexts. In the final semester, you will undertake a professional placement in a school and complete an action research project.

The course is taught through a blended learning approach, combining 21 days of on-campus study in four short blocks spread over the year, guided online teaching and learning activities and in-school teaching practice placements.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
An approved undergraduate Bachelor's degree, preferably one that meets the prerequisites for two specialist areas, as described in the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) Specialist Area Guidelines,
If you have discipline studies in only one secondary school curriculum area, you are also eligible to apply.
Additional information
This course commences in mid-February.
Professional recognition
The course is recognised by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. International students should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where they intend to teach.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Teaching (P-12) MasterAlbury-Wodonga

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Related study options

Your study experience

Primary teaching placements

You will do 60 days of practical experience in a variety of schools including government, Catholic, independent, rural and metropolitan.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

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