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Approved teacher education programs 

Please note: Under the new Australian accreditation standards, graduate entry initial teacher education programs must be a minimum of TWO years full-time equivalent. Although Victorian higher education providers will continue to offer one-year graduate entry programs until 2016, from 2017 they will only offer two-year graduate entry initial teacher education programs.

All programs approved under the Australian accreditation standards are marked with #

One-year graduate entry initial teacher education qualifications (plus a three-year undergraduate degree) WILL CONTINUE to be accepted by the Institute for the purposes of teacher registration into the foreseeable future.

The following is a list of initial teacher education programs which are specifically approved for teacher registration in Victoria.

Approved programs that no longer accept enrolments are not listed.

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Deakin University
  • Federation University Australia (formerly University of Ballarat)
  • Holmesglen TAFE
  • La Trobe University
  • Monash University
  • NMIT
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • Tabor College
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Victoria University

     

    Other initial teacher education programs that may also be accepted by the Institute for the purposes of teacher education.

    AUSTRALIAN CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

    Ballarat campus (Aquinas)

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) - 1-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Melbourne campus (St Patrick's)

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) - 1-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Online

    Master of Teaching (Early Years) – 2 year postgraduate program approved under the Australian accreditation standards for primary teaching in Victoria #

    # = approved under the Australian accreditation standards

  • ACU National Faculty of Education website

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    DEAKIN UNIVERSITY

    Geelong campus (Waurn Ponds)

    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved  for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional pathway approved for teaching to Year 10.

    Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Melbourne campus (Burwood)

    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional pathway approved for teaching to Year 10. 

    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts - 4-year undergraduate  program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for primary teaching. Offered full time over 1.5 years. #

    Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for primary teaching. #

    Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for primary and secondary teaching. #

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for secondary teaching. #

    Warrnambool campus

    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional pathway approved for teaching to Year 10.

    Institute of Koorie Education
    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional pathway approved for teaching to Year 10.

    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Off campus

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for primary teaching. Offered part time over 4 years #

    Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for primary teaching. Offered part time over 4 years #

    Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for primary and secondary teaching. Offered part time over 4 years #
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    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for secondary teaching. Offered part time over 4 years #

    Master of Teaching (Teach for Australia) - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for secondary teaching. Offered as an in-school program over 3 years #

     

    # = approved under the Australian accreditation standards

    Deakin University School of Education website 

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    FEDERATION UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA (formerly UNIVERSITY OF BALLARAT)

    Mount Helen campus

    Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional pathway for teaching to Year 10.

    Bachelor of Education (Birth to Year 6) - 3-year equivalent undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program is undertaken over 6 years part-time and is only available to applicants who hold an approved 1-year Diploma of Children’s Services or equivalent. NB: This program is also available via GippsTAFE and Wodonga TAFE.

    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Bachelor of Health and Physical Education - 4-year equivalent undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria.

    Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences/Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduated as secondary teachers # 

    Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers # 

    Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) - 1.5-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This is an optional exit point from the approved Master of Teaching (Primary) program

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) exit point which may be taken after 1.5 years of full-time study

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year equivalent graduate entry program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria. This program is available in accelerated mode over 1.5 years.

    Gippsland campus (Churchill)

    Bachelor of Primary Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences/Bachelor of Primary Educations - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year postgraduate program completed over 1.5 years approved for secondary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) exit point which may be taken after 12 months of study.

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2 -year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) exit point which may be taken after 1.5 years of full-time study.

    Horsham campus

    Bachelor of Education (Birth to Year 6) - 3-year equivalent undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program is undertaken over 6 years part-time and is only available to applicants who hold an approved 1-year Diploma of Children’s Services or equivalent. NB: This program is also available via GippsTAFE and Wodonga TAFE.

    Melbourne Institute of Technology Lonsdale Street campus

    Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria.
    # = approved under the Australian accreditation standards

    Federation University Australia School of Education and Arts website

     

    HOLMESGLEN TAFE

    City campus

    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Waverley campus

    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE Alexandra Hills campus Queensland

    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Holmesglen TAFE website

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    LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

    Albury-Wodonga campus

    Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Graduate Diploma in Technology Education - 2-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Graduate Diploma in Teaching (P-12) – 1.5 year postgraduate program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria. This program is an exit program from the Master of Teaching (P-12) program and is completed intensively over one year.

    Master of Teaching (P-12) - 2-year postgraduate program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria. This program is completed full time intensive over 1.5 years. 

    Bendigo campus

    Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has four optional pathways: a pathway approved for primary teaching, a pathway approved for primary and special education teaching, a pathway approved for primary and middle years teaching and a pathway approved for primary and secondary teaching. An honours pathway is also available in the primary and primary/secondary pathway. #

    Bachelor of Early Childhood Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional pathway approved for teaching Special Education.

    Bachelor of Physical and Health Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2 year full time equivalent graduate entry program approved for primary teaching and studied over 1.5 calendar years. #

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2 year full time equivalent graduate entry program approved for secondary teaching and studied over 1.5 calendar years. #

    Graduate Diploma in Technology Education - 2-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bundoora campus

    Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Arts Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria. This program is also designed to prepare graduates to undertake student wellbeing roles in schools.

    Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2 year full time equivalent graduate entry program approved for primary teaching and studied over 1.5 calendar years. #

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2 year full time equivalent graduate entry program approved for secondary teaching and studied over 1.5 calendar years. #

    Graduate Diploma in Technology Education - 2-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Mildura campus

    Bachelor of Education - 4-year undergraduate program for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has four optional pathways: a pathway approved for primary teaching, a pathway approved for primary and special education teaching, a pathway approved for primary and middle years teaching and a pathway approved for primary and secondary teaching. An honours pathway is also available in the primary and primary/secondary pathway. #

    Shepparton campus

    Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years) - 1-year postgraduate program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria

    La Trobe University Faculty of Education website

    #= approved under the Australian accreditation standards

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    MONASH UNIVERSITY

    Berwick campus

    Bachelor of Educations (Early Childhood/Primary) - 4-year program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Special Education) - 4-year program approved for preparing graduates as primary, secondary and special education teachers.

    Bachelor of Education (P-10) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary and secondary teachers

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year postgraduate program completed over 1.5 years approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) exit point which may be taken after 12 months of study.

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2 -year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) exit point which may be taken after 1.5 years of full-time study.

    Clayton campus

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Commerce - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Music - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Science - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Bachelor of Education
    (Secondary) - 4 year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Visual Arts - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year postgraduate program completed over 1.5 years approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) exit point which may be taken after 12 months of study.

    #= approved under the Australian accreditation standards

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    Peninsula campus

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) - 4-year program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education / Bachelor of Arts - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education / Bachelor of Science - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4 year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education / Bachelor or Visual Arts - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers #

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2 -year postgraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) exit point which may be taken after 1.5 years of full-time study.

    Bachelor of Sport and Outdoor Recreation and Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
    - 4-year undergraduate program approved for preparing graduates as secondary teachers #

    Online through Open Universities Australia

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year postgraduate program completed over 1.5 years for preparing graduates as secondary teachers. This program has an optional Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Secondary) exit point which may be taken after 12 months of study.

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2-year postgraduate program approved for preparing graduates as primary teachers. 

    # = approved under the Australian accreditation standards 

    Monash University Education Faculty website

    Open Universities Australia website

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    NMIT TAFE (Preston campus)

    Bachelor of Education (Early Years) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    NMIT website

     

    RMIT UNIVERSITY

    Brunswick campus

    Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria #

    Bundoora campus

    Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria #

    Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria #

    Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Studies) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria #

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Education) - 4-year undergraduate program approved  for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) - 1-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) - 1-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Master of Teaching Practice (Primary) #

    Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary) # 

    #= approved under the Australian accreditation standards

    RMIT University School of Education website

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    SWINBURNE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

    Off campus

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program is offered through Swinburne Online. #

    Bachelor of Education (Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program is offered through Swinburne Online. #

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2-year full-time equivalent postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program is offered through Swinburne Online.

    Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) – 1.5-year full-time equivalent postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria.  This program is offered through Swinburne Online.

    #= approved under the Australian accreditation standards

    Swinburne Online website

     

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    TABOR COLLEGE (Mulgrave campus)

    Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary) - 1-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria

    Tabor College School of Education website

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    THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

    Queensberry Street campus

    Master of Teaching (Early Years) - 2-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program may be completed over 1.5 years accelerated full time or 2.5 years reduced load full time.

    Master of Teaching (Primary) - 2-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program includes an internship in the final semester.

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) - 2-year postgraduate program completed over 1.5 years approved for secondary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) exit point which may be taken after 12 months of full-time study.

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship - 2-year graduate-entry program approved for secondary teaching, completed in schools over 3 years of study #

    Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) - 1.5 year full-time program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria

    The University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education website

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    VICTORIA UNIVERSITY

    Footscray Park campus

    Bachelor of Education (P-12) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria

    Master of Teaching (Primary) – 2-year postgraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional exit point after 1 year study of the Graduate Diploma in Primary Education. Please note that the early exit option will not be available for students enrolling in 2016.

    Master of Teaching (Secondary) – 2-year postgraduate program approved for secondary teaching in Victoria. This program has an optional exit point after 1 year of study of the Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education. Please note that the early exit option will not be available for students enrolling in 2016.

    St Albans campus

    Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary teaching in Victoria #

    Bachelor of Education (P-12) - 4-year undergraduate program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria

    Bachelor of Education (P-12) (Accelerated) - 2- or 3-year program approved for primary and secondary teaching in Victoria. This program enables suitable applicants to complete the Bachelor of Education (P-12) with appropriate credit transfer.

    # = approved under the Australian accreditation standards

     

    Victoria University School of Education website

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