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.

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. 

Endorsed programs for qualified teachers

The VIT is currently undertaking a review of endorsed programs. No new applications for program endorsement are being accepted until further notice.
We have formally endorsed a range of teacher education programs for qualified teachers who wish to gain further qualifications in a specialist teaching area.

The Accreditation Committee of the Victorian Institute of Teaching will review the endorsement of programs. Consequently, new applications relating to endorsement will not be accepted until further notice.

Currently endorsed programs will remain endorsed until the review process is completed. VIT anticipates a decision on the review will be made with notice for 2019.

The table of endorsed programs was updated on 5 June 2018 to ensure the accuracy of program data of currently endorsed programs.

See the table of endorsed programs.

Initial teacher education providers in Victoria

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

InstitutionProgramLocationTypeSpecialisation
Australian Catholic University*Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of ScienceMelbourneUndergraduateSecondary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)Ballarat, MelbourneUndergraduatePrimary
Australian Catholic University*Bachelor of Education (Primary)Ballarat, MelbourneUndergraduatePrimary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts (Humanities / Mathematics / Technology / Visual Arts)MelbourneUndergraduateSecondary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Humanities / Mathematics / Technology / Visual Arts)MelbourneUndergraduateSecondary
Australian Catholic University*Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Exercise ScienceMelbourneUndergraduateSecondary
Australian Catholic University*Master of Teaching (Early Years)OnlineGraduatePrimary
Australian Catholic University*Master of Teaching (Primary)MelbourneGraduatePrimary
Australian Catholic University*Master of Teaching (Secondary)MelbourneGraduateSecondary
Deakin University *Bachelor of Education (Early Years) Burwood, Waurn Ponds or Deakin Learning CentresUndergraduatePrimary
Deakin University *Bachelor of Education (Primary)          Burwood, Waurn Ponds, WarrnamboolUndergraduatePrimary
Deakin University *Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary)BurwoodUndergraduateSecondary 
Deakin University *Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary)BurwoodUndergraduateSecondary 
Deakin University *Bachelor of Health & Physical Education Burwood, Waurn PondsUndergraduateSecondary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood)Burwood, OnlineGraduatePrimary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Primary)Burwood, OnlineGraduatePrimary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary)Burwood, OnlineGraduatePrimary & Secondary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Secondary)Burwood, OnlineGraduateSecondary
Deakin University *Master of Applied Learning and TeachingWaurn PondsGraduateSecondary
Deakin University *Master of Teaching (Teach for Australia)School basedGraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Education (Primary & Secondary) P-10
                                      
Mount Helen, ChurchillUndergraduatePrimary & Secondary
Federation University Australia *Master of Teaching (Primary)Mount Helen, OnlineGraduatePrimary
Federation University Australia*Bachelor of Education (Birth to Year 6)Berwick, Mount Helen, Gippsland, WerribeeUndergraduatePrimary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Education (Primary)           Berwick, Mount Helen,
Gippsland
UndergraduatePrimary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Arts & Social Sciences / Bachelor of Education (Primary)GippslandUndergraduatePrimary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of EducationMount HelenUndergraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences/Bachelor of EducationMount HelenUndergraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of EducationMount HelenUndergraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Visual Arts/Bachelor of EducationMount HelenUndergraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia

*Bachelor of Community and Human Services / Bachelor of Education

Mount HelenUndergraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Health and Physical EducationMount HelenUndergraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia *Master of Teaching (Secondary) Mount Helen, GippslandGraduateSecondary
Federation University Australia*Bachelor of Education (Primary)Mount Helen, GippslandUndergraduatePrimary
Federation University Australia*Bachelor of Health and Physical Education/Bachelor of Outdoor and Environmental EducationMount Helen, GippslandUndergarduateSecondary
Holmesglen Institute *Bachelor of Early Childhood TeachingWaverley, City Campus, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Qld)UndergraduatePrimary 
La Trobe University *Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary EducationBendigo, SheppartonUndergraduateEarly Childhood & Primary
La Trobe University*Bachelor of Education (Primary)      Bendigo, Bundoora, MilduraUndergraduatePrimary with Secondary option
La Trobe University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Bendigo, Bundoora, MilduraUndergraduateSecondary
La Trobe University *Master of Teaching (Primary)Albury-Wodonga,
Bendigo, Bundoora
GraduatePrimary
La Trobe University*Master of Teaching (Secondary)Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, BundooraGraduateSecondary

La Trobe University

*Bachelor of Technology EducationBendigo, BundooraUndergraduateSecondary
Melbourne Polytechnic *Bachelor of Education (Early Years)PrestonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Inclusive Education 
        
ClaytonUndergraduatePrimary, Secondary and Special Education
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education        ClaytonUndergraduatePrimary & Secondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years and Primary EducationPeninsula, ClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education PeninsulaUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of ArtsClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Science ClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Fine ArtClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University

*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Business

ClaytonUndergraduatePrimary

Monash University

*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of CommerceClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Computer ScienceClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of Information TechnologyClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary Education and Bachelor of MusicClaytonUndergraduatePrimary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of ArtsClaytonUndergraduateSecondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of ScienceClayton UndergraduateSecondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Fine ArtClayton UndergraduateSecondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of BusinessClayton UndergraduateSecondary
Monash University *Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of CommerceClayton UndergraduateSecondary

Monash University

*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Computer ScienceClaytonUndergraduateSecondary
Monash University*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education and Bachelor of Information TechnologyClaytonUndergraduateSecondary
Monash University*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education / Bachelor of MusicClaytonUndergraduateSecondary
Monash University

*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education

Peninsula

Undergraduate

Primary & Secondary HPE
Monash University*Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Health and Physical EducationPeninsulaUndergraduateSecondary HPE
Monash University*Master of Teaching in Early Years and Primary EducationClaytonGraduatePrimary
Monash University*Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary EducationClaytonGraduatePrimary & Secondary
Monash University*Master of Teaching in Primary Education

Peninsula

GraduatePrimary
Monash University*Master of Teaching in Secondary EducationClaytonGraduateSecondary
RMIT University *Bachelor of Education (Primary and Early Childhood Education)BundooraUndergraduatePrimary
RMIT University *Bachelor of Education (Primary Education)Bundoora, BrunswickUndergraduatePrimary
RMIT University *Bachelor of Education (Primary Education and Disability Studies)BundooraUndergraduatePrimary & Special Education
RMIT University *Master of Teaching Practice (Primary)BundooraGraduatePrimary
RMIT University *Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary)BundooraGraduateSecondary
Swinburne University *Master of Teaching (Primary)Online, HawthornGraduatePrimary
Swinburne University*Master of Teaching (Secondary)HawthornGraduateSecondary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)Online, Hawthorn, WantirnaUndergraduatePrimary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Primary)

 Online, Hawthorn 

UndergraduatePrimary
Swinburne University*Bachelor of Education (Secondary)Online, HawthornUndergraduateSecondary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of ArtsOnline, HawthornUndergraduateSecondary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of BusinessOnline, HawthornUndergraduateSecondary
Swinburne University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Bachelor of ScienceOnline, HawthornUndergraduateSecondary
Eastern College Australia*Bachelor of Education (Primary)WantirnaUndergraduatePrimary
Eastern College Australia*Bachelor of Education (Secondary)WantirnaUndergraduateSecondary
Eastern College Australia*Master of Teaching (Secondary)WantirnaGraduateSecondary
Eastern College
Australia
*Master of Teaching (Primary)WantirnaGraduatePrimary
The University of Melbourne*Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)ParkvilleGraduatePrimary
The University of Melbourne *Master of Teaching (Primary)        ParkvilleGraduatePrimary
The University of Melbourne *Master of Teaching (Secondary)        ParkvilleGraduateSecondary
The University of Melbourne*Master of Teaching (Secondary) InternshipSchool basedGraduateSecondary
Victoria University *Master of Teaching (Primary)Footscray ParkGraduatePrimary
Victoria University *Master of Teaching (Secondary)Footscray ParkGraduateSecondary
Victoria University *Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood / Primary)St AlbansUndergraduatePrimary
Victoria University *Bachelor of Education P-12Footscray ParkUndergraduatePrimary, Secondary & Special Education

* Programs accredited under the national approach.

Endorsed programs for qualified teachers

InstitutionProgramLocationDurationSpecialisation
Australian Catholic University Master of Education (Autism Spectrum Studies) Melbourne1 yearSpecial Education
Deakin University E552 Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Education (G CERT (TESOL) EDUCATION           Burwood, Online 0.5 yearTESOL
Deakin UniversityMaster of Specialist Inclusive EducationOnline1.5 yearsSpecial Education
Deakin UniversityE580 Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Education (GCTESOL)Burwood, Online0.5 yearTESOL
Deakin UniversityE757 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL)Burwood, Online 1 yearTESOL
Deakin UniversityE554 Graduate Certificate of Languages TeachingBurwood0.5 yearLanguages
Deakin University E756 Master of Languages TeachingBurwood, Online 1 yearLanguages
Home Economics Victoria Graduate Diploma of Home Economics EducationMelbourne2 years part-timeHome Economics/Health
La Trobe UniversityMaster of Special Education (by coursework)Bendigo1 yearSpecial Education
Monash University Master of Education in Inclusive and Special EducationClayton2 yearsSpecial Education
Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children - Renwick Centre (in affiliation with Macquarie University)Master of Disability StudiesOnline1 yearSpecial Education
The University of Melbourne Master of Learning Intervention  Parkville, Queensberry Street1 yearSpecial Education
The University of Melbourne Postgraduate Certificate in Modern Languages EducationParkville, Queensberry Street0.5 yearLanguages
The University of MelbourneMaster of Modern Languages Education Parkville, Queensberry Street1 yearLanguages
The University of MelbourneMasters of TESOLParkville, Queensberry Street1 yearTESOL
The University of MelbournePostgraduate Certificate in TESOLParkville, Queensberry Street0.5 yearTESOL
University of Newcastle Master of Special and Inclusive Education Callaghan Campus (Newcastle), Online1 yearSpecial Education
Victoria UniversityGraduate Diploma in TESOL Footscray Park1 yearTESOL
Victoria University Master of TESOL Education (EMTL) Footscray Park1.5 yearsTESOL

Department of Education and Training initiatives and scholarships

The Department of Education and Training (DET) are implementing the Centres of Expertise initiative that has been designed to support local mainstream schools to implement inclusive education. As part of this initiative, DET have recognised the Autism Teaching Institute (Western Autistic School) as a Centre of Expertise in teaching students with a diagnosis of Autism and have awarded them 40 scholarships for already qualified teachers to become specialist teachers of Autism. Read the news bulletin

The VIT supports this important initiative and encourages teachers to undertake any endorsed program in the priority area of Special Education.

The below programs are accredited by the Victorian Registration & Qualifications Authority (VRQA) and have been endorsed by VIT for the purposes of these DET awarded scholarships. Please contact DET for further information on the Centres of Expertise

InstitutionProgramSpecialisationAccrediting authorityEndoresment / Accreditation expiry date
Autism Teaching Institute (Western Autistic School)

Graduate Certificate in Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Special Education

 

VRQA30/06/2022

Autism Teaching Institute (Western Autistic School)

Graduate Diploma of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum DisorderSpecial Education VRQA 30/06/2022