Master of Teaching (Primary)

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

This postgraduate course will help you take your skills from your undergraduate degree to become a teacher. You may be looking to change your career or you've decided after finishing your undergraduate degree, that teaching is what you really want to do. You'll graduate from this degree with the confidence and skills to teach in primary school across Australia and overseas. It's a hands-on course that gets you out into the classroom for a minimum of 60 days, where you can put what you've learnt into practice.You'll discover how children learn and how you can help to develop and support their learning. You'll look at examples from around the world, and learn how to best work with children from diverse backgrounds. We'll help you top up your skills in English, maths, numeracy and more, so that when you start work as a teacher, you're as comfortable and qualified as can be. This 2 year degree may be condensed into 18 months of full time study, or 3 years of part-time study (part-time study is not available to international students). We provide a number of pathways and options to ensure you can follow your dream and become a great teacher. Visit for more information including our interactive study pathways tool.

Designed for

Graduates wishing to become primary school teachers


This course consists of eight core units and two elective depth study units, as well as fieldwork placements. A major learning experience for students is the supervised teaching practicum where students are required to teach in secondary schools for a minimum of 60 days.


  • Understanding and supporting young people
  • Engaging professionally, Mathematics, numeracy and learner engagement
  • Education, ITS purpose and the cultural landscape, Literacy, language and literature
  • Inquiry into practice, Feedback, assessment and reporting
  • Health and physical education curriculum
  • Primary science education
  • Integrating curriculum: humanities and the arts.

Standard entry requirements

Entry requirements (year 12) Applicants with current or recent secondary education are not eligible to apply for this course. Entry requirements (non year 12) Prerequisites Bachelor Degree: An approved 3 year degree or equivalent.This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training study are not eligible to apply for this course. Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible to apply for this course.


Completion of this course will allow graduates to be registered as a graduate primary teacher with a master's qualification.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $56,280 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
Online No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Further information

Students will be required to apply for a Working with Children Check card before commencing their program. A copy must be supplied prior to commencing placements. This program is also available via off-campus/ online learning, in combination with compulsory teaching placements. Students will be required to complete examinations either on-campus, or at an approved remote exam location in their region, under supervision. Please note, this study mode is only available part-time (over 3 years).

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