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Individuals wishing to undertake the duties of a teacher in Victoria are required to have attained relevant qualifications to become registered. 

Those who wish to teach in a school setting must hold an approved initial teacher education (ITE) qualification or equivalent.

Qualifications Policy

Check out VIT’s Qualifications Policy to find out more.

Those who wish to teach in an early childhood setting must hold an early childhood education qualification approved or recognised by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). 

ITE programs, early childhood education programs and combined programs are offered by higher education providers across the country. All ITE programs offered in Victoria are accredited by VIT.

Initial teacher education (ITE) programs

The VIT is responsible for the accreditation of ITE programs in Victoria. Successfully completing one of these programs will enable graduates to apply for teacher registration with VIT.

ITE programs are offered by the following providers in Victoria

  • Australian Catholic University
  • Deakin University
  • Eastern College Australia
  • Federation University Australia
  • Holmesglen Institute
  • La Trobe University
  • Melbourne Polytechnic  
  • Monash University
  • RMIT University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Victoria University

A list of all accredited ITE programs delivered throughout Australia can be found on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) website.

Click the link below to see ITE programs accredited by VIT.

Accredited ITE programs
Institution Program Location Type Specialisation
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Science Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) Ballarat, Melbourne Undergraduate Primary and Early Childhood
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Education (Primary) Ballarat, Melbourne Undergraduate Primary and Special Needs / Inclusive Education
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts (Technology) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Technology) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Exercise Science Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) Online Graduate Primary and Early Childhood 
Australian Catholic University Master of Teaching (Primary) Melbourne Graduate Primary
Australian Catholic University Master of Teaching (Secondary) Melbourne Graduate Secondary
Deakin University Bachelor of Education (Early Years) Burwood, Online Undergraduate Primary, Early Childhood and Special Needs / Inclusive Education
Deakin University Bachelor of Education (Primary)           Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool Undergraduate Primary and Special Needs / Inclusive Education
Deakin University Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) Burwood, Online Graduate Secondary 
Deakin University Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) Burwood  Graduate Secondary 
Deakin University Bachelor of Health and Physical Education  Burwood, Waurn Ponds Undergraduate Secondary
Deakin University Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood) Burwood, Online Graduate Primary and Early Childhood
Deakin University Master of Teaching (Primary) Burwood, Online Graduate Primary and Special Needs / Inclusive Education
Deakin University Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary) Burwood, Online Graduate Primary and Secondary
Deakin University Master of Teaching (Secondary) Burwood, Online Graduate Secondary and Special Needs / Inclusive Education
Deakin University Master of Applied Learning and Teaching (Secondary) Waurn Ponds, Online  Graduate Secondary
Eastern College Australia Bachelor of Education (Primary) Wantirna, Online (partial) Undergraduate Primary
Eastern College Australia Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Wantirna, Online (partial) Undergraduate Secondary
Eastern College Australia Master of Teaching (Secondary) Wantirna Graduate Secondary
Eastern College Australia Master of Teaching (Primary) Wantirna Graduate Primary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary P-10) Mount Helen, Churchill Undergraduate Primary and Secondary
Federation University Australia Master of Teaching (Primary) Mount Helen, Online Graduate Primary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (Birth to Year 6) Berwick, Mount Helen, Churchill, Werribee Undergraduate Primary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (Primary)            Berwick, Mount Helen,Churchill Undergraduate Primary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Education Mount Helen, Churchill Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences / Bachelor of Education Mount Helen, Churchill Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Education Mount Helen Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Community and Human Services / Bachelor of Education Mount Helen Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Health and Physical Education Mount Helen, Churchill Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Master of Teaching (Secondary)  Mount Helen, Online learning Graduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) Mount Helen, Churchill, Berwick, Online learning Undergraduate Primary and Early Childhood
Holmesglen Institute Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching Glen Waverley Undergraduate Primary and Early Childhood
La Trobe University Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education Bendigo, Shepparton Undergraduate Early Childhood and Primary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Education (Primary)       Bendigo, Bundoora, Mildura Undergraduate Primary and Special Needs / Inclusive Education
La Trobe University Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Bendigo, Bundoora, Mildura Undergraduate Secondary and Special Needs / Inclusive Education
La Trobe University Master of Teaching (Primary) Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Bundoora Graduate Primary
La Trobe University Master of Teaching (Secondary) Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Bundoora Graduate Secondary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Technology Education Bendigo, Bundoora Undergraduate Secondary
Melbourne Polytechnic Bachelor of Education (Early Years and Primary) Preston Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education  Clayton Undergraduate Primary, Secondary and Special Education
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education         Clayton Undergraduate Primary and Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education  Clayton, Peninsula       Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Arts Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Science Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Fine Art Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Business Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Computer Science Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Music Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Arts Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Science Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Fine Art Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Business Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Computer Science 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 Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education Peninsula Undergraduate Primary and Secondary HPE
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical Education Peninsula Undergraduate Secondary HPE
Monash University Master of Teaching in Early Childhood and Primary Education Clayton Graduate Primary
Monash University Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary Education Clayton Graduate Primary and Secondary
Monash University Master of Teaching in Primary Education Peninsula (on campus and off campus) Graduate Primary
Monash University Master of Teaching in Secondary Education Clayton Graduate Secondary
RMIT University Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education) Online, Bundoora West Undergraduate Primary and Early Childhood
RMIT University Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Online, Bundoora West Undergraduate Primary
RMIT University Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Inclusion) Online, Bundoora West Undergraduate Primary and Special Education
RMIT University Bachelor of Education (Primary and Physical Education/Sport) Online, Bundoora West Undergraduate Primary
RMIT University Bachelor of Health, Physical Education and Sport (Secondary) Online, City, Bundoora West Undergraduate Secondary
RMIT University Master of Teaching Practice (Primary) Online, City, Bundoora West  Graduate Primary
RMIT University Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary) Online, City, Bundoora West  Graduate Secondary
Swinburne University Master of Teaching (Primary) Online, Hawthorn Graduate Primary
Swinburne University Master of Teaching (Secondary) Hawthorn Graduate Secondary
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) Online, Hawthorn Undergraduate Primary and Early Childhood
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Primary) Online, Hawthorn  Undergraduate Primary
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Online, Hawthorn Undergraduate Secondary
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts Online, Hawthorn Undergraduate Secondary
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Business Online, Hawthorn Undergraduate Secondary
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of Science Online, Hawthorn Undergraduate Secondary
The University of Melbourne Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) Parkville Graduate Primary and Early Childhood
The University of Melbourne Master of Teaching (Primary)         Parkville Graduate Primary
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 Master of Teaching (Primary Education) Footscray Nicholson Graduate Primary
Victoria University Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) Footscray Nicholson Graduate Secondary
Victoria University Bachelor of Education P-12 Footscray Park Undergraduate Primary, Secondary and Disability Studies 
FYI

​​​​Please note - if a provider has made an application for accreditation for an existing program, the approval is taken to be current until an accreditation decision has been made.

ITE programs that have been accredited by VIT, but are no longer accepting new enrolments
Institution  Program  Location Type Specialisation 
Australian Catholic University Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Deakin University Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Arts Burwood, Waurn Ponds Undergraduate Secondary
Deakin University Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/ Bachelor of Science Burwood Undergraduate Secondary
Deakin University Bachelor of Early Childhood Education  Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool, Online Undergraduate Early Childhood/Primary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of Education  Mount Helen Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Education Mount Helen, Gippsland Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences/Bachelor of Education  Mount Helen, Gippsland Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education  Mount Helen, Gippsland Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Community and Human Services/Bachelor of Education  Mount Helen Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Master of Teaching (Primary)  Mount Helen, Online, Berwick Postgraduate Primary
Federation University Australia Master of Teaching (Secondary)  Mount Helen, Berwick, Online Postgraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Health and Physical Education   Mount Helen, Gippsland Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Health and Physical Education /Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental Education Mount Helen, Gippsland Undergraduate Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (P-10) Mount Helen, Gippsland, Online Undergraduate Primary/Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (Birth – Year 6)  Mount Helen, Gippsland, Horsham, Gippsland Undergraduate Early Childhood/Primary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary P-10)   Mount Helen, Churchill, Online Undergraduate Primary/Secondary
Federation University Australia Bachelor of Education (Primary F-6) Mount Helen Undergraduate Primary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Technology Education Bendigo, Bundoora Undergraduate Secondary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Arts Education  Bundoora Undergraduate Secondary
La Trobe University Bachelor of Education  Bendigo, Mildura Undergraduate Primary/Secondary option
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 Teaching (Primary)  Bundoora Undergraduate Primary/Secondary option
La Trobe University Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) Bundoora Undergraduate Secondary
La Trobe University Master of Teaching (P-12)  Albury- Wodonga Postgraduate Primary/Secondary
La Trobe University Master of Teaching (Primary)  Bundoora, Bendigo Postgraduate Primary
La Trobe University Master of Teaching (Secondary)  Bundoora, Bendigo Postgraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education  Clayton Undergraduate Primary/Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education  Clayton Undergraduate Primary/Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary Education Peninsula Undergraduate Early childhood/Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Fine Art Clayton, Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education  Clayton, Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Business Clayton, Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Commerce  Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Computer Science  Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Information Technology  Clayton Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Computer 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 and Bachelor of Information Technology  Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
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 and Bachelor of Visual Arts Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor  of Business Clayton Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education/Bachelor of Science  Clayton, Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Music Clayton, Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Arts Clayton, Peninsula Undergraduate Primary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education Peninsula Undergraduate Secondary
Monash University Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical Education Peninsula Undergraduate Secondary
RMIT University Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education)  Bundoora West Undergraduate Early Childhood/Primary
RMIT University Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Studies) Bundoora West Undergraduate Primary
RMIT University Bachelor of Education (Primary Education) Bundoora West, Brunswick Undergraduate Primary
RMIT University Bachelor of Applied Science (Health and physical education) Bundoora West Undergraduate Primary/Secondary
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
Swinburne University Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) Hawthorn, Online, Wantirna Undergraduate Early Childhood/Primary
Swinburne University Graduate Diploma of Teaching (Primary)  Online  Postgraduate Primary
University of Melbourne Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship Parkville and School based Postgraduate Secondary
FYI

Please note, some of the programs in this list have been re-accredited under the same program title.

Pathways to ITE programs

The VIT will commence approving pathways into ITE programs in 2022.

VIT-approved pathway programs will provide students with the required academic skills and personal attributes for graduates to seek enrolment in an accredited Victorian ITE program.

Last updated: 15 Jul 2021