Get paid to teach while you study.
Become a teacher faster with La Trobe’s Nexus program. Launch into your meaningful career as a teacher in economically and culturally diverse schools.
Nexus is a first-of-its-kind employment-based pathway into secondary teaching. That means you’ll get the knowledge, support and experience you need to jump straight into your career as a secondary teacher.
The program is designed to not only give you a taste of what it’s like to be a teacher in hard-to-staff schools, but get you confident working as a teacher with economically and culturally diverse students before you graduate from your Master of Teaching (Secondary). With flexible online study and access to schools in metropolitan, regional and rural Victoria, you’ll learn the theory while building hands-on skills in real education environments.
If you have a passion for social justice and prior knowledge or experience in a specialised area, the Nexus program can help you combine your interests to build a meaningful career. Also, you don’t have to worry about missing out on work while you study. As a Nexus student, you’ll receive a 0.8 full-time equivalent teacher’s aide salary for your work in the classroom.
Discover a unique pathway into teaching
Combine your passion for social justice with your interests. Support students in hard-to-staff schools and connect with CALD communities through Nexus, just like our alumni Frank.
Hear more from Nexus alumni
Are you passionate about supporting students with special needs? Use your care and empathy to take the leap into teaching. Hear from Nexus student Fiona. Watch video
Thinking about a career change but not sure how to get there? Take your expertise to new heights as a secondary teacher. Hear from Nexus alumni Andrew. Watch video
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Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022; Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), 2021, Ranking Web of Universities
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Top 150 globally
La Trobe's education subjects are ranked in the top 150 worldwide.
Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: education