Course overview

  • 2 years full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students


Prepares you to teach ages 12 to 18 years  in a wide range of curriculum areas and gain a qualification in two learning areas.

Why study at Melbourne?

  1. Readiness to teach. Integrating the latest theory with practice will give you the confidence in the classroom to work with learners of all abilities. You will learn to evaluate, identify and support their individual learning needs as they evolve.
  2. Real-world skills and unparalleled support. Supported by a Mentor Teacher and Clinical Specialist become a participating member of a school from your first semester.
  3. Holistic approach to teaching. As well as creating high impact learning environments, gain other important skills such as establishing safe environments and promoting positive behaviours to nurture wellbeing for yourself and your students, and encourage future generations to adopt an ecological mindset through sustainable practices.
  4. Indigenous perspectives. Build a greater understanding of Indigenous worldviews, in particular Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing and being so you are empowered with inclusive learning activities for Australia’s next generation citizens.
  5. Influence and shape educational communities. Build capabilities to confidently take on leadership positions as you embark on your career.
  6. High employability. 96 per cent of our graduates gain employment within four months of graduating.*

Who is the program for?

Those seeking registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) to teach across all secondary years. All graduates will be qualified to teach two learning areas, with an introduction into a third learning area to expand their knowledge and employability.

Or to pursue a career in

  • children’s services coordination
  • youth health and wellbeing
  • assessment and evaluation
  • policy development
  • quality regulation.

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree at the University of Melbourne have access to a Guaranteed Entry early admission pathway into the Master of Teaching. This includes early admission into the Master of Teaching and a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students only). If you’re a year 12 student, you can secure your place in the Master of Teaching program with one of our new Graduate Degree Packages, comprising both a Bachelor’s and Master’s qualification.

*Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Graduate Outcomes Survey 2018-2020