24 months
30200 AUD/year
23200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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Extend your qualification and advance your career opportunities by studying a postgraduate Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood) from Deakin University.   

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The Master of Teaching (Primary and Early Childhood) from Deakin University  is a professionally accredited initial teacher education course that prepares graduates for employment in primary and early childhood teaching, along with a range of other education-related fields.

There is a strong focus on early childhood pedagogies and transition into early years of primary schooling. The transitions focus allows primary teaching preservice teachers to fulfil the requirement to specialise in a primary curriculum area.

Practical teaching experiences throughout your Masters of Teaching (Primary/Early childhood) course will ensure you have the practical experience you need to launch into your teaching career. 


There is a strong demand for qualified teachers and graduate starting salaries for teachers are high compared to the graduate average. The increased demand for teachers has also resulted in improvements in teaching conditions, resources and career advancement opportunities. 

As a graduate of this course you may find employment as a teacher within the private or public education sectors. You might also find employment in a range of other education related fields including policy, consultancy, NGOs, research or community-based organisations (e.g. museums, outdoor education, arts institutions, etc)


Accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Numeracy, Social Justice and New Pedagogies
  • Health, Wellbeing and Inclusive Education
  • Orientation to the Teaching Profession 
  • Primary Literacy
  • Primary Mathematical Development  
  • Early Childhood Pedagogy, Curricula and Contexts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


16 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission is based on:

  • a Bachelor degree in a different discipline, or
  • a Bachelor degree in Secondary Teaching, and
  • All applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes. Deakin University is using the CASPer test. CASPer is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching.
  • In addition, applicants are required to have at least one year of full-time or equivalent study relevant to one or more learning areas of the primary school curriculum, including a minor in science, maths/numeracy, English/literacy, health or the arts. 
CRICOS code: 088432D  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    23200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • $3,985 for 1 yr full-time - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS) 

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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