The experience


The Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE)

Ranked #1 in Australia and #14 in the world for Education,* we are a vibrant and exciting place to study where you can join the best and brightest education professionals and become part of a community committed to changing lives through education.

We have a strong focus on education research and evidence-based practices. You will be taught and supported by recognised experts in their field, making you a highly sought-after teacher. Explore our academic staff profiles here.

Support while you learn

We prepare you to become leaders in the profession with confidence to teach in primary classroom settings.

With our extensive network of schools, our placement program is the most comprehensive in Victoria. Alumni and employers speak highly of their placement experiences.

We take pride in the excellent support we can offer you, particularly the guidance when leading a class for the first time. From semester one, you will become an active member of a school community to implement what you learn at university. You will receive ongoing support from a Mentor Teacher and Clinical Specialist.

Indigenous support and knowledge

We welcome and support Indigenous students and offer a range of support services here at the University of Melbourne via Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development.

We are working to empower all teachers to integrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in their teaching through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Project.

The student-led representative body, the Indigenous Graduate Student Association (IGSA), support graduate coursework and research students, enable collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students and staff and encourage potential future Indigenous graduate students.

Life at Melbourne

Located on the city side of the University’s Parkville campus, we are a short walk to the CBD, the famous Queen Victoria Market, cafes, restaurants, shops, theatres, galleries and bars.

Whilst you’re studying in Melbourne, we ensure a supportive environment for all students and offer a range of enrichment activities, including a student mentoring program, wellbeing services and academic skills support.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Education


Sin Sin Ooi

Sin Sin enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Primary) with the hope that she can return to her home country of Malaysia and contribute towards the education system there.

My first intention to go for postgraduate study is that I wanted to equip myself with more valuable teaching ideas and techniques, gain more confidence before stepping into workplace. I am interested to learn more about Clinical Practice which is related to the proper mindset behind all teaching pedagogies. I am looking forward to teacher placements which will give me opportunities to be practical with the knowledge I have learned, as well as better understanding of the Australian education system.

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