Career Ready

Our degrees will ensure you have the right combination of theoretical knowledge, professional skills and practical experience to hit the ground running in your chosen career path.

All our degrees are designed in accordance with Australian teaching standards.

Teacher standards and accreditation

All initial education programs must be accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). You will need to register with the VIT before you can work as a primary, secondary or early childhood teacher. There may also be additional or ongoing requirements for professional registration.

Literacy and numeracy - Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

We test numeracy and literacy skills at the beginning of our Initial Teacher Education courses and offer individualised support to help you pass the compulsory test. You must also pass the compulsory literacy and numeracy test at the end of your course.

Career development

Development courses help you progress as a teacher or educational professional. For example, if you work in the childcare industry, you can upgrade to an undergraduate qualification with our Bachelor of Early Learning.

You can also study a master’s degree while you teach. This will prepare you for leadership roles, provide research opportunities and help you develop specialist skills.

Teaching Academies of Professional Practice

TAPPs are partnerships between schools and universities. They aim to improve the quality of initial teacher education.

We are partners with two of the 12 TAPPs. This means we can provide better practical experience opportunities for our students.

La Trobe’s TAPP partnerships are:

Bendigo TAPP

Includes Bendigo South East Secondary College (lead school), Eaglehawk Secondary College, Werona College Bendigo and Bendigo Senior Secondary College.

Rural Victoria TAPP

Includes several clusters of rural schools and partnerships with both Federation University and the Country Education Project.