Master of Applied Teaching (Secondary Education)

VU course code: EMAT | Level of study: Postgraduate
1.5 years full time
Online Real Time
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


Prepare for a career as a secondary school teacher through intensive study and real work experience, with the Master of Applied Teaching (Secondary Education) at Victoria University.

The postgraduate teaching degree offers an employment-based, fast-tracked teacher-education program. It prepares you to register as a teacher in a range of disciplines, and involves significant learning in the workplace.

The program is made up of three intensive phases, each lasting six months. In the first, you'll learn from expert teachers at Victoria University, who will introduce the principles of good teaching practice and equip you with the knowledge and skills to enter your first school placement. The final two phases are work-based, letting you hone your craft in secondary schools, with additional study to support your practical learning.

This masters degree is open to students from groups that are underrepresented in the teaching profession. A scholarship and paid teaching internship will be offered to all successful applicants. For students who are not eligible or selected for this program, we offer the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) Master of Teaching (Secondary Education).

By the end of the program, you will be ready to teach the subjects you studied during your previous bachelor degree, such as:

  • arts
  • design and technology (wood, metal and plastics, textiles, food, robotics)
  • languages
  • maths
  • music
  • outdoor education
  • PE
  • science.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education) students will be required to complete 192 credit points in total consisting of:

  • 168 Credit points of Core studies;

  • 24 credit points of Capstone Studies;
  • EED6004: Capstone Research Investigation and EED7004 Engaging the Profession can only be taken towards the end of the course.
  • Students must successfully complete 60 practicum days in a secondary school.

Students are required to pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to be eligible to graduate from their Victorian Institute of Teaching-accredited program.

Fees & Scholarships

University fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer (including our generous scholarship program).



100% fee-free study (scholarships for eligible students)


Graduates of the Master of Applied Teaching (Secondary Education) who have passed the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) are eligible for registration as secondary teachers with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

You'll be ready to work as a secondary teacher in your chosen discipline area, according to your previous study, including:

  • business
  • computing
  • creativity and the arts
  • English
  • health
  • humanities
  • languages other than English (LOTE)
  • mathematics
  • music
  • outdoor education
  • physical education
  • psychology
  • technology
  • teaching English as a second language
  • science
  • student welfare.

You'll also be able to pursue careers in a range of education-related industries and organisations, that could include:

  • special-education teacher
  • educational-publishing editor or writer
  • museum or gallery educator
  • corporate learning and development
  • tutor
  • education-supply liaison officer
  • outdoor education specialist
  • student welfare officer.

Salaries & job prospects

Find salary information and employment predictions for secondary school teachers on the government job-data site, Jobs and Skills Australia.

Find salary and other job information for special education teachers in Australia on Jobs and Skills Australia.


This Master of Applied Teaching (Secondary Education) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), the independent statutory authority for the teaching profession. This means you will be eligible for registration to teach in Victoria after completing this course.

It is a legal requirement for all teachers to be registered with VIT in order to be employed in a school or early childhood education and care service, or Victorian children’s service. 

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