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

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

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 MelbourneUndergraduateSecondary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) / Bachelor of 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)MulgraveUndergraduatePrimary
Eastern College Australia*Bachelor of Education (Secondary)MulgraveUndergraduateSecondary
Eastern College AustraliaMaster of Teaching (Secondary)
** Pending Accreditation
MulgraveGraduateSecondary
Eastern College
Australia
Master of Teaching (Primary)
** Pending Accreditation
MulgraveGraduatePrimary
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

Institution Program Location Duration Specialisation
Australian Catholic University Master of Education (Autism Spectrum Studies)  Melbourne 1 year Special Education
Deakin University E552 Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Education (G CERT (TESOL) EDUCATION            Burwood, Online  0.5 year TESOL
Deakin University E580 Graduate Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages - Education (GCTESOL) Burwood, Online 0.5 year TESOL
Deakin University E757 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MTESOL) Burwood, Online  1 year TESOL
Deakin University E554 Graduate Certificate of Languages Teaching Burwood 0.5 year Languages
Deakin University E756 Master of Languages Teaching Burwood, Online  1 year Languages
Home Economics Victoria Graduate Diploma of Home Economics Education Melbourne 2 years part-time Home Economics/Health
Monash University Master of Education in Inclusive and Special Education Clayton 2 years Special Education
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