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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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
* Programs accredited under the national approach.
Endorsed programs for qualified teachers
|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||Master of Specialist Inclusive Education||Online||1.5 years||Special Education|
|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|
|La Trobe University||Master of Inclusion and Diversity (by coursework)||Bendigo||1 year||Special Education|
|Monash University||Master of Inclusive Education||Clayton||1 year||Special Education|
|Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children - Renwick Centre (in affiliation with Macquarie University)||Master of Disability Studies||Online||1 year||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||Parkville, Queensberry Street||0.5 year||Languages|
|The University of Melbourne||Master of Modern Languages Education||Parkville, Queensberry Street||1 year||Languages|
|The University of Melbourne||Masters of TESOL||Parkville, Queensberry Street||1 year||TESOL|
|The University of Melbourne||Postgraduate Certificate in TESOL||Parkville, Queensberry Street||0.5 year||TESOL|
|University of Newcastle||Master of Special and Inclusive Education||Callaghan Campus (Newcastle), 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|
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.
|Institution||Program||Specialisation||Accrediting authority||Endoresment / Accreditation expiry date|
|Autism Teaching Institute (Western Autistic School)|
Autism Teaching Institute (Western Autistic School)
|Graduate Diploma of Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder||Special Education||VRQA||30/06/2022|