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The 2023 start date and application deadline for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship is currently being confirmed. This website will be updated once confirmed.

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

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 initial 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.

The list of eligible schools is confidential; however, applicants can indicate their preference for 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 and short teaching demonstration. 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.

Shortlisted applicants will receive this information in mid-September 2022.

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.

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).

Successful outcomes will be sent no later than November 2022. Unsuccessful outcomes are sent on a rolling basis.


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, 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.

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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