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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.


Our graduates find teaching employment opportunities including:

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

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 13 weeks
Foundations at VU is a fully funded 13 week course providing you an alternative pathway, if you didn't meet direct entry requirements, to reach your goal of studying a higher education undergraduate or diploma course.
Duration: 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.

3 courses

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.
Undertake an initial program in physical education and sport science and then complete an accredited masters program in secondary teaching.
A new and innovative double qualification. It allows you to undertake an initial bachelor program in science and then complete an accredited masters program in secondary teaching.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 7 courses

Duration: 9 months
Begin your career in children's services. This course covers the fundamentals of childhood development and caring for children.
Duration: 1.5 years
Become a fully qualified Early Childhood Educator and develop the skills in providing activities and care to children.
Duration: 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 designed for students who didn't meet the entry requirements for the Bachelor of Education.
Duration: 9 months
Become a qualified teacher's assistant and you could work in a range of education settings, including public schools, independent schools and community education.
Duration: 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.
Duration: 1 year
Launch your career as a youth worker and make a difference in a range of community-based programs.
Duration: 1.5 years
Develop the skills required to work as a supervisor or coordinator to develop and facilitate programs for young people.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 5 courses

Duration: 4 years
Embark on a rewarding career in early childhood education, helping young children to develop and learn in a creative and engaging way.
Duration: 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.
Duration: 3 years
This course provides knowledge and skills in physical education and sport science through discipline specific studies in sport, exercise science and health.
Duration: 3 years
This course provides students aspiring to become specialist Maths/Science teachers with a solid foundation in Science and/or Maths.
Duration: 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 6 courses

Duration: 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.
Duration: 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
Duration: 2 years
This course is designed to meet the needs of professionals whose work has an educational component or some educational responsibility.
Duration: 2 years
Gain practical experience and prepare for a rewarding career as a primary school teacher.
Duration: 2 years
Prepare for registration as a secondary teacher in a wide range of discipline areas through the Master of Teaching (Secondary Education).
Duration: 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 3 courses

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.
Duration: 2 years
A research degree is a unique opportunity to develop new skills, problem-solving abilities, and think logically, creatively and critically.
Duration: 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.
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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