Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

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This course is open to domestic students only. You must be eligible for employment in Australia.

Application closing dates

Applications for 2021 are now closed.

Applying to the University of Melbourne is free for domestic students. The application takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Once your application is complete, our dedicated admissions team will have an outcome for you in a few weeks. See current assessment turn-around times. We recommend applying early to secure your place.

Applicants must complete their undergraduate degree and qualify for two learning areas offered in this course by the application closing date.

MGSE is pleased to be able to offer a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) to commencing interns placed in eligible Government schools, including in regional and rural Victoria commencing in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship.

The list of eligible schools is confidential, however, applicants can indicate their preference for CSPs and geographical locations once their application has progressed to the interview/teaching demonstration stage.

You will have a greater chance of being placed in a school if you are flexible with the geographic location where you are placed.

1. Application process
  1. Complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) prior to applying.
  2. Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.

You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

Please note: To ensure your application can be assessed efficiently, please use your legal name (the name on your formal ID such as passport or driver’s licence) in your course application and TCAT test. Inconsistent information between the two systems can cause a delay in the assessment of your application.

2. Selection process

Applicants are initially assessed on meeting the minimum course entry requirements, including the requirements for two learning areas and meeting the TCAT standards. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) Selection Committee. All applicants must meet the English language requirements prior to the interview process (i.e. complete IELTS etc.). Please note applicants must meet VIT's English language requirements for this course.

Depending on the interview outcome, selected applicants with learning areas that match current teaching vacancies in participating schools will be invited to attend a school-based interview for employment.

Only applicants who are appointed by a participating school to a teaching vacancy will be made an offer of admission into the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship.

Please note: If you have previously applied for any Master of Teaching course(s), and wish to make another application, you can log in to your existing application account and add a new preference to your application.

3. Application outcome

Applicants will be notified of their application outcome by email. Final admission into the course will be dependent on the Victorian Institute of Teaching granting the applicant Permission to Teach status (the University will assist with this process).


Graduate Access Melbourne (GAM) is the University’s equity program for domestic graduate students. Under GAM, specific circumstances of applicants will be considered in relation to admission and financial assistance bursaries. There are two parts to this program:

  1. Admission: Graduate Access Melbourne may assist you to gain admission into a graduate degree, even if your tertiary marks are below the entry requirements. In assessing applications faculties and schools look to balance opportunity and your capacity to succeed.
  2. Financial Assistance*: Under GAM you are also considered for a grant of $5,000. Bursaries will be offered to students with the highest overall level of current disadvantage within one or more of the Graduate Access Melbourne categories.

* Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship applicants in full fee places will be considered for admissions only under Graduate Access Melbourne, as these students automatically receive the University of Melbourne Teaching Pathway Bursary.

In submitting an application under this program, you will be considered for admission and financial assistance. Completed GAM forms are to be submitted together with your course application and will be considered for entry into the course and the Graduate Access Melbourne bursary. An application does not guarantee success and you may be awarded one, neither or both, depending on your individual circumstances.

To be eligible to apply for GAM you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident or the holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa. You need to demonstrate the capacity to succeed in the Masters’ degree of your choice and qualify under one or more of the following equity categories:

  • Indigenous Australian
  • previous status as a refugee
  • disadvantaged socio-economic circumstances
  • disability or chronic medical condition
  • difficult personal circumstances.
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