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

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
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Education (Primary) Ballarat, Melbourne Undergraduate Primary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Arts (Humanities / Mathematics / Technology / Visual Arts) Melbourne Undergraduate Secondary
Australian Catholic University *Bachelor of Teaching (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Humanities / Mathematics / Technology / 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
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
Deakin University *Bachelor of Education (Primary)           Burwood, Waurn Ponds, Warrnambool Undergraduate Primary
Deakin University *Bachelor of Arts / Master of Teaching (Secondary) Burwood Undergraduate Secondary 
Deakin University *Bachelor of Science / Master of Teaching (Secondary) 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
Federation University Australia *Bachelor of Education (Primary & Secondary P-10)
                             
Mount Helen, Churchill Undergraduate Primary & 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
Holmesglen Institute *Bachelor of Early Childhood Teaching Waverley, City Campus, Metropolitan South Institute of TAFE (Qld) Undergraduate Primary 
La Trobe University *Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education Bendigo, Shepparton Undergraduate Early Childhood & Primary
La Trobe University *Bachelor of Education (Primary)       Bendigo, Bundoora, Mildura Undergraduate Primary with Secondary option
La Trobe University *Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Bendigo, Bundoora, Mildura Undergraduate Secondary
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) 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 & 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  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 & 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 Years and Primary Education Clayton Graduate Primary
Monash University *Master of Teaching in Primary and Secondary Education Clayton Graduate Primary & 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
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 & Special Education
RMIT University*Bachelor of Education (Primary and Physical Education/Sport)Online, Bundoora WestUndergraduatePrimary
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
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
Eastern College Australia *Bachelor of Education (Primary) Wantirna Undergraduate Primary
Eastern College Australia *Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Wantirna Undergraduate Secondary
Eastern College Australia *Master of Teaching (Secondary) Wantirna Graduate Secondary
Eastern College
Australia
*Master of Teaching (Primary) Wantirna Graduate Primary
The University of Melbourne *Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) Parkville Graduate Primary
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) Footscray Nicholson Graduate Primary
Victoria University *Master of Teaching (Secondary) Footscray Nicholson Graduate Secondary
Victoria University *Bachelor of Education P-12 Footscray Park Undergraduate Primary, 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