Education courses

Discover the huge variety of education courses from Victoria University. We offer a range of learning in education so you can study at short course, TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Our graduates find teaching employment opportunities including:

  • early childhood educators
  • kindergarten
  • primary school
  • secondary school
  • adult and vocational
  • language
  • special needs.

Short courses

Self-Paced

Get the skills to work effectively and assess the needs of intoxicated clients in the alcohol and other drugs industry.

18 weeks

Discover how to work with clients with both mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues. This course is ideally for those already working in the community sector or studying a related human services/community sector qualification.

Self-Paced

Take part in our self-paced online short course which provides a pathway for entry into the Professional Course in Education Agent Practice.

1000 hours

EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas

0.5 years

Begin your career in children's services. This course covers the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children.

1.5 years

Become a fully qualified Early Childhood Educator and develop the skills in providing activities and care to children.

1 year

Become a qualified teacher's assistant and you could work in a range of education settings, including public schools, independent schools and community education.

0.5 years

Become a fully qualified TAFE teacher. This course is designed specifically for people who are currently working in or wish to work in the area of training/teaching development, delivery and assessment.

1 year

Launch your career as a youth worker and make a difference in a range of community-based programs.

1.5 years

Develop the skills required to work as a supervisor or coordinator to develop and facilitate programs for young people.

Higher Education diplomas

Study a one-year specialised diploma, with more focussed academic and English support to better prepare you for success in undergraduate study.

On completion, you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a nominated bachelor degree.

1 year

Make a difference to the lives of young people as you launch your career in teaching with a Diploma in Education Studies. This course has been specially designed for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education through the formal VTAC selection process.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate)

5 years

Complete a double qualification with an initial program in the humanities, creative arts, and social sciences and then complete an accredited masters program in secondary teaching.

4 years

Take the first steps to a rewarding career as an early-childhood teacher or primary teacher and assist children to develop and learn to the maximum of their abilities. Gain recognition by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).

4 years

Become a teacher and make a difference in young lives. We offer 16 specialisations and once you graduate you'll be able to teach in primary or secondary schools.

3 years

This course provides knowledge and skills in physical education and sport science through discipline specific studies in sport, exercise science and health.

3 years

This course provides students aspiring to become specialist Maths/Science teachers with a solid foundation in Science and/or Maths.

3 years

Gain the practical management and leadership skills to help young in the role of youth work. Youth work seeks to promote young peoples personal and social development and enable them to have a voice, influence and place in their communities and society as a whole.

Postgraduate

0.5 years

Gain knowledge of the theory and practice of learning and teaching that meets the growing need for educational expertise within the education sector and industry.

1 year

The course is designed for a variety of professionals who respond to the educational opportunities and challenges in education, community, government and industry

2 years

This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals whose work has an educational component or some educational responsibility.

2 years

Develop a broad understanding of teaching and learning processes in early childhood education, and undertake extensive teaching practice in early childhood services.

2 years

Gain practical experience and prepare for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher.

2 years

Gain practical experience and prepare for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher through class discussion, research and workplace experience.

2 years

Prepare for registration as a secondary teacher in a wide range of discipline areas through the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education).

2 years

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a two year full time postgraduate program designed to prepare students for registration as secondary teachers.

1.5 years

The Master of TESOL Education is a flexible course with a commitment to social justice, sustainability and ethical action.

0.5 years

Take the first step towards refocusing your teaching career. Specifically designed for teachers who want a change of direction, you will acquire the skills you need to work as a TESOL program designer and teacher.

1 year

Become an effective teacher of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). Get the skills required to be employed in a range of TESOL environments.

1.5 years

The offshore Master of TESOL course provides students with relevant content and research based learning opportunities to allow them to become effective teachers and managers of English to Speakers of Other Languages programs in Vietnam.

Postgraduate research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
3 years

This flexible course offers established professional educators the opportunity to acquire an advanced qualification through either coursework or research.

2 years

A research degree is a unique opportunity to develop new skills, problem-solving abilities, and think logically, creatively and critically.

4 years

The Doctoral degree in Education (PhD) is an advanced research program offered across VU’s research focus areas and the major disciplines of our academic Colleges.

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I chose VU because it offered more placement hours than any other teaching course. I wanted to have as much experience as I could in schools before starting my career. I believed it was very important for me to be exposed to different learning environments.
Sarah Mullucks

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