Accredited initial teacher education programs

Current requirements for graduate-entry initial teacher education programs

Under the Australian accreditation standards, graduate entry initial teacher education programs must be a minimum of two years full-time equivalent.

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.

For the purposes of teacher registration, we will continue to accept one-year graduate entry initial teacher education qualifications (plus a three-year undergraduate degree) into the foreseeable future.

Upgrading from three-year to four-year qualified status

The one year full-time or part-time equivalent teacher education programs listed are also suitable for three-year qualified teachers wishing to upgrade their qualifications to four-year qualified status.

Endorsed teacher education programs

We have formally endorsed a range of teacher education programs for qualified teachers who wish to gain further qualifications in a specialist teaching area. 

Current accredited initial teacher education programs in Victoria

Information about accredited teacher education programs contained within this database has been confirmed by the relevant provider in their annual report to us. 

If you have any enquiries about the accreditation status of these programs, contact us.   

All qualifications listed on this database meet the teacher education component of the qualification requirements for registration (accreditation) as a school teacher in Victoria. 

Learn about other requirements you will need to address to gain teacher registration. 

Find out more about other initial teacher education programs we may also accept for the purposes of teacher registration. 

Initial teacher education providers in Victoria

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

If you need further information such as the duration of academic programs, please visit the provider's website using the links in the table below.

Initial teacher education programs

Institution Program Location Type Specialisation
Institution Program Location Type Specialisation
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Education (Primary) Ballarat, Melbourne Undergraduate Primary
Australian Catholic University Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) Ballarat, Melbourne, Shepparton Graduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Master of Teaching (Primary)  Melbourne Graduate Primary
Australian Catholic University Master of Teaching (Secondary) Melbourne Graduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) Ballarat, Melbourne Undergraduate Primary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts  Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Teaching (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts  Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University *Master of Teaching (Early Years) Online Graduate  Primary
Deakin University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Burwood, Institute of Koorie Education, Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool Undergraduate Primary
Deakin University Bachelor of Education (Primary) Institute of Koorie Education Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool Undergraduate Primary with Secondary option
Deakin University Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts  Burwood,, Institute of Koorie Education Undergraduate Secondary
Deakin University Bachelor of Teaching (Science)/Bachelor of Science  Burwood Undergraduate Secondary
Deakin University Bachelor of Health & Physical Education  Burwood, Waurn Ponds Undergraduate Secondary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood) Burwood, Online Graduate Primary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Primary) Burwood, Online Graduate Primary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) Burwood, Online Graduate Primary & Secondary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Secondary) Burwood, Online Graduate Secondary
Deakin University *Master of Applied Learning and Teaching Waurn Ponds Graduate Secondary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Teach for Australia) School based Graduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education P-6 Ballarat, Melbourne Institute of Technology Undergraduate Primary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education P-10                               Ballarat Undergraduate Primary & Secondary
Federation University Australia Master of Teaching (Primary) Ballarat, Gippsland Graduate Primary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Primary Education  Gippsland Undergraduate Primary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Arts & Social Sciences/Bachelor of Education (Primary) Gippsland Undergraduate Primary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education Ballarat Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences/Bachelor of Education Ballarat Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education Ballarat Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Education Ballarat Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Health and Physical Education Ballarat Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia *Master of Teaching (Secondary) Ballarat, Gippsland Graduate Secondary
Holmesglen Institute Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Waverley, City Campus, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Qld) Undergraduate Primary 
La Trobe University Graduate Diploma in Technology Education Bundoora, Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura  Graduate Secondary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Physical and Health Education Bendigo Undergraduate Primary & Secondary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education Bendigo Undergraduate Secondary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education) Bundoora Undergraduate Primary & Secondary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Bendigo Undergraduate Primary & Special Education
La Trobe University Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) Bundoora Undergraduate Primary with Secondary option
La Trobe University Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Bundoora Undergraduate Secondary
La Trobe University Graduate Diploma in Education (Middle Years) Shepparton Graduate Primary & Secondary
La Trobe University Graduate Diploma in Teaching (P-12) Albury-Wodonga Graduate Primary & Secondary
La Trobe University Master of Teaching (P-12) Albury-Wodonga Graduate Primary & Secondary
La Trobe University *Bachelor of Education Bendigo, Mildura Undergraduate Primary, Primary & Special Education, Primary & Middle Years,  Primary & Secondary, Honours in Primary and Primary & Secondary
La Trobe University *Master of Teaching (Primary) Bendigo, Bundoora Graduate Primary
La Trobe University *Master of Teaching (Secondary) Bendigo, Bundoora Graduate Secondary
Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Education (Early Years) Preston Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Special Education  Berwick Undergraduate Primary, Secondary and Special Education
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education  Berwick Undergraduate Primary & Secondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education Berwick, Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education  Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education/Bachelor of Arts Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University *Bachelof of Education (Honours) in Primary Education/Bachelor of Science  Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education/Bachelor of Visual Arts Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Music Clayton  Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Science Clayton  Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Commerce Clayton  Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of Visual Arts Clayton  Undergraduate Secondary
RMIT University Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and Physical Education) Bundoora Undergraduate Primary & Secondary
RMIT University *Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education) Bundoora Undergraduate Primary
RMIT University *Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Bundoora, Brunswick Undergraduate Primary
RMIT University *Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Studies) Bundoora Undergraduate Primary & Special Education
RMIT University *Master of Teaching Practice (Primary) Bundoora Graduate Primary
RMIT University *Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary) Bundoora Graduate Secondary
Swinburne University Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary) Online Graduate Primary
Swinburne University Master of Teaching (Primary) Online Graduate Primary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Online, Hawthorn, Wantirna Undergraduate Primary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Primary) Online Undergraduate Primary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary)  Hawthorn Undergraduate Secondary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts Hawthorn Undergraduate Secondary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Business Hawthorn            Undergraduate Secondary
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science Hawthorn Undergraduate Secondary
Tabor College (Vic) Graduate Diploma in Education (Primary) Mulgrave Graduate Primary
Tabor College (Vic) *Bachelor of Education (Primary) Mulgrave Undergraduate Primary
Tabor College (Vic) *Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Mulgrave Undergraduate Secondary
The University of Melbourne Master of Teaching (Early Years) Parkville Graduate Primary
The University of Melbourne Master of Teaching (Primary) Parkville Graduate Primary
The University of Melbourne Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) Parkville Graduate Secondary
The University of Melbourne Master of Teaching (Secondary) Parkville Graduate Secondary
The University of Melbourne *Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship School based Graduate Secondary
Victoria University Bachelor of Education P-12 Footscray Park, St Albans, Melton, Sunbury Undergraduate Primary & Secondary
Victoria University Graduate Diploma of Primary Teaching Footscray Park Graduate Primary
Victoria University Master of Teaching (Primary) Footscray Park Graduate Primary
Victoria University Graduate Diploma in Secondary Education Footscray Park Graduate Secondary
Victoria University Master of Teaching (Secondary) Footscray Park Graduate Secondary
Victoria University *Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood/Primary) St Albans Undergraduate Primary

* Programs accredited under the national approach.

Endorsed programs for qualified teachers 

Institution Program Location Type Specialisation
Institution Program Location Duration Specialisation
Autism Teaching Institute Vocational Graduate Diploma in Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder  Flemington 1 year Special Education
Australian Catholic University Master of Education (Autism Spectrum Studies)  Melbourne 1 year Special Education
Deakin University Graduate Certificate of Education (TESOL)  Burwood 0.5 year TESOL
Deakin University Master of Education (TESOL)  Burwood 1 year TESOL
Deakin University Master of Education (Special Educational Needs) Online 1 year Special Education
Deakin University Graduate Certificate of Education (TLOTE) Burwood 0.5 year Languages
Deakin University Master of Education (TLOTE) Burwood 1 year Languages
Federation University Australia Master of Special Education  Mount Helen 2 years Special Education
Home Economics Victoria Graduate Diploma of Home Economics Education Melbourne 2 years part-time Home Economics/Health
La Trobe University Master of Special Education           Bendigo 1 year Special Education
Monash University Master in Inclusive and Special Education  Clayton 2 years Special Education
Monash University Master of Leadership in Language Education Clayton 1 year Languages
The University of Melbourne Master of Learning Intervention   Parkville, Queensberry Street 1 year Special Education
The University of Melbourne Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages Education (Stream A) Parkville, Queensberry Street 0.5 year Languages
The University of Melbourne Master in Modern Languages Education (Stream A)  Parkville, Queensberry Street 1 year Languages
The University of Melbourne Masters in TESOL (Stream A) Parkville, Queensberry Street 1 year TESOL
The University of Melbourne Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL (Stream A) Parkville, Queensberry Street 0.5 year TESOL
University of Newcastle Master of Special Education (with specialisation in Hearing Impairment)  Online 1 year Special Education
University of Newcastle Master of Special Education (with specialisation in Vision Impairment)  Online 1 year Special Education
Victoria University Graduate Diploma in TESOL  Footscray Park 1 year TESOL
Victoria University Master of TESOL Education (EMTL)  Footscray Park 1.5 years TESOL