Graduate degree pathway

How to become a primary school teacher

      Entry requirements

      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 must complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) during their application into their undergraduate degree.

      Graduate Degree PackageATARCSP VTAC Course CodeInternational Fee Paying VTAC Course CodeOther selection criteria
      Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)95.00+38005103513800510353TCAT
      Bachelor of Design/Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)95.00+38005103613800510363TCAT
      Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)95.00+38005104213800510423TCAT
      Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching (Primary)95.00+38005103513800510353TCAT
      Bachelor of Design/Master of Teaching (Primary)95.00+38005103613800510363TCAT
      Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Primary)95.00+38005104213800510423TCAT

      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.


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

      Find a scholarship that's right for you

      Other guarantees available

      DegreeGuaranteed 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).