Secondary teaching

Why study Secondary teaching?

We offer graduate diploma and Masters-level programs for graduates of other disciplines who want a teaching qualification. Complete the Middle Years program at the Shepparton campus largely online in only nine months or the Masters program (P-12) at Albury-Wodonga in 18 months.

Career opportunities

Our teaching courses are accredited with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. 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. Secondary school teachers may also work in industry, TAFE, community organisations, private tutoring, consultancies, personnel training, administration and public relations.

Courses

Local students

2014

Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
See additional information
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.
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): $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. This program commences on 12 February 2014.
How to apply
VTAC. Direct applications may be accepted after the VTAC closing date if places are available.
Full course details
Education (Middle Years) (Graduate Diploma)Shepparton

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary)

Duration :
1 year full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus:
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This accredited course provides studies in preparation for teaching of secondary school students. You'll complete a combination of theoretical and practical studies and select two teaching methods in specialist areas of the secondary curriculum (dependent on undergraduate majors/sub-majors).

For those seeking to gain an initial teaching qualification, this is a professional-entry teacher training course. The Victorian Institute of Teaching has approved this teacher education course for teacher registration, which is a prerequisite for employment as a school teacher in Victoria.
Professional recognition
Graduates can be accredited for secondary teaching with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), and are eligible for employment in government and private schools in Victoria, as well as educational institutions interstate and overseas.
Prerequisite
A three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent with a sub-major in two disciplines taught in secondary schools. In addition, competency in English is required. Year 11 Mathematics is recommended.
Fee amount
Indicative (2014): $16,550 per 120 credit points.
Commonwealth Supported Places also available.
Additional information
Students must obtain a Working With Children Check before starting this course.
How to apply
VTAC. Direct applications may be accepted after the VTAC closing date if places are available.
Full course details
Education (Secondary) (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne
Education (Secondary) (Graduate Diploma)Bendigo

Graduate Diploma in Technology Education

Duration :
2 years full-time
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
In Years 7-10, Technology is an integrated strand of studies that also includes design and creativity. At VCE level, the Technology curriculum becomes more specialised and includes:
- Design and Technology
- Food and Technology
- Systems Engineering.

Graduates of this Diploma will teach in one or more of these areas and also in VCE, VET and/or Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL). For more information about curriculum areas, please refer to the Victorian Curriculum
and Assessment Authority (VCAA) website
.
Professional recognition
This course is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Prerequisite
To be eligible for entry to the course, you must satisfy one or more of the following requirements:
- Certificate of Proficiency from the Victorian Industrial Training Commission or equivalent, and substantial relevant work experience, such that the period of apprenticeship and work experience totals no less than eight years
- Certificate of Technology or other approved two-year, full-time, post-Year 11 TAFE certificate or equivalent, plus at least six years of relevant work experience
- Diploma or other approved two-year, full-time, post.Year 12 qualification or equivalent, plus at least two years of relevant work experience
Fee amount
Indicative (2014): $11,550 per 120 credit points.
Commonwealth Supported Places also available.
Additional information
Students must produce a Working With Children Check Card before starting this course.
How to apply
Apply online before 23 February 2014.
Full course details
Technology Education (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne
Technology Education (Graduate Diploma)Albury-Wodonga

Master of Teaching (P-12)

Duration :
Two years (accelerated over 18 months or extended over 2.5 years).
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (February)
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Year
2014
Course description
This course will prepare you to teach in primary and secondary schools in all states and territories in Australia. The program includes detailed consideration of state and national core curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management.
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
VTAC. Direct applications may be accepted after the VTAC closing date if places are available.
Full course 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

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.
Full course details
Education (Middle Years) (Graduate Diploma)Shepparton

Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (071902G)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
20 440
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This accredited course provides studies in preparation for teaching of secondary school students. You'll complete a combination of theoretical and practical studies and select two teaching methods in specialist areas of the secondary curriculum (dependent on undergraduate majors/sub-majors).

For those seeking to gain an initial teaching qualification, this is a professional-entry teacher training course. The Victorian Institute of Teaching has approved this teacher education course for teacher registration, which is a prerequisite for employment as a school teacher in Victoria.
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
You must hold an approved Bachelors degree with major or sub-major relevant to two secondary school curriculum studies. The Languages Other Than English (LOTE) option requires a major study or statement of language equivalence.
Additional information
The Victorian Institute of Teaching has approved this course for teacher registration, which is a prerequisite for employment as a schoolteacher in Victoria. However international students should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where they intend to teach before they apply.
Professional recognition
The Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) has approved this course for teacher registration, which is a prerequisite for employment as a school teacher in Victoria. However, you should check the requirements of accreditation authorities in the location where you intend to teach.
Full course details
Education (Secondary) (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne
Education (Secondary) (Graduate Diploma)Bendigo

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$) :
20 440
Campus
Albury-Wodonga
Year
2014
Course description
This course will prepare you to teach in primary and secondary schools in all states and territories in Australia. The program includes detailed consideration of state and national core curriculum theory, teaching methodologies and classroom management.
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
International students need to check the course status before making an application.
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.
Full course details
Teaching (P-12) MasterAlbury-Wodonga

How to apply?

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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.

Your study experience

Secondary teaching placements

Students studying a teaching qualification do between 60 and 65 days (or 100 days for Masters program) 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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