Graduate degree pathway

How to become a primary school teacher

Standard entry

1. Undergraduate degree

First, you must meet the requirements for your undergraduate degree.

2. Graduate degree

Following your undergraduate degree you will study a Master of Teaching (Primary) or Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) and become qualified to teach across all primary years as a generalist teacher, with in-depth knowledge in literacy and numeracy, as well as a specialised area.

Graduate Degree Packages

The University also offers guaranteed entry to high–achieving domestic and international students who have completed an Australian Year 12 or the IB in Australia based on your ATAR.   More information on Graduate Degree Packages.

Applicants for the Graduate Degree Package can complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) either during Year 12 or during their undergraduate degree.

Graduate Degree PackageATAR CSP VTAC Course Code International Fee Paying VTAC Course Code Other selection criteria
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) 95.00+ 3800510351 3800510353 TCAT
Bachelor of Design/Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) 95.00+ 3800510361 3800510363 TCAT
Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) 95.00+ 3800510421 3800510423 TCAT
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Primary) 95.00+ 3800510351 3800510353 TCAT
Bachelor of Design/Master of Teaching (Primary) 95.00+ 3800510361 3800510363 TCAT
Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Primary) 95.00+ 3800510421 3800510423 TCAT

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars

Melbourne Chancellor's Scholars are guaranteed a place into the graduate degree of their choice following successful completion of their undergraduate degree.

Scholarships

The University offers a range of scholarships at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Find a scholarship that's right for you

Other guarantees available

Degree Guaranteed Entry Requirements
Master of Teaching (Early Childhood, Early Childhood and Primary, Primary and Secondary) Applicants who complete an undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne and achieve a weighted average mark of 65% or higher are guaranteed a Commonwealth Supported Place (for domestic students) or international fee place.
Applicants must complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT).