Deakin University Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching Undergraduate Degree

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Arts/Master of Teaching, students must complete a total of 36 credit points of units comprising of:

Bachelor level studies 

 1. Two approved Arts major sequences of at least 8 credit points each selected from:

  • One of Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics and Policy Studies or Sociology
  • One of Children's Literature or Literature Studies
  • One of Arabic or Chinese or Indonesian or Spanish
  • One of Visual Arts or Photography
  • History
  • Drama
  • Media Studies

2. 4 elective units selected from another of the groups of Arts major disciplines listed above.

Note: Students taking a major in Anthropology, Australian Studies, Philosophy, Politics or Sociology must select 2 credit points of units in one of the others of these or Geography/History among their electives.

3. 4 credit points selected from:

  • EDU201 Educational Psychology
  • EDU202 Educators and Learners
  • EDU203 Literacy, Numeracy and Education
  • EDU303 Education, Communication and Technology
  • EDU301 Culture, Diversity and Participation in Education
  • EDU302 Education and Humanitarian Development

4. Students must complete no more than 10 credit points at level 1

5. Students must complete at least 4 credit points at level 3

Following successful completion of the first 3 undergraduate levels of the course, students with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) above 60 and meet the entry requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) will progress to the postgraduate level of the course.

Students cannot progress to the postgraduate level of study without completing all 24 credit points at the undergraduate level. An alternative exit from D303 with an A300 Bachelor of Arts award is available to students with a WAM of less than 60.

A Working with Children Check is required before commencing school experience in Trimester 3 of Year 3.

Entry Requirements

Entry information: General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table.  Some courses may have additional entry requirements. Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Units 3 and 4–a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.


Non Year 12 Form: Applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal History online.

All Applicants must complete an additional selection tool for non-academic attributes prior to entry into the Master of Teaching component of the course during their third year of study. Deakin University is using the Casper assessment tool. Casper is an online, video-scenario based situational judgement test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching

IELTS / English language requirements: Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any externally accredited courses.

Admissions Information

Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.

Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).

You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

Credit for Prior Learning:

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.

Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

Application Procedure:

Apply through VTAC: Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC. APPLY THROUGH VTAC.

Apply Directly to Deakin: Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses. APPLY THROUGH DEAKIN.

Download the PDF Application Form.

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