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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Science/ Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Translate your passion for the study of sciences into a career that inspires others, with a Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) at Deakin. Create unique course combinations with science specializations and graduate as a qualified secondary school educator. 

Are you ready to join Australia’s largest profession? 

Fast-track your studies and graduate with a postgraduate teaching degree in just four years. This combined course prepares graduates with the attributes, discipline-specific knowledge, professional behaviors, and standards required to practice as a secondary school teacher in Australia, teaching from junior secondary to VCE levels.

Start with Deakin’s Bachelor of Science, and alongside your core units, choose two science majors that will lead to your postgraduate specializations. Create unique course combinations that when paired with teaching, customize your degree, and boost your employability. Study disciplines including:

  • animal biology
  • cell biology
  • chemistry and materials science
  • environmental science
  • human biology
  • humanities
  • mathematical modeling
  • plant biology

During your postgraduate studies, Deakin’s Professional Experience Program is a key part of your course, ensuring you have the practical skills needed from day one of your teaching career. Our professional experienced team works with more than 1,400 schools across Australia, arranging more than 7,000 placements per year.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Intakes

  • March

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science/Master of Teaching (Secondary) are qualified to teach in secondary schools within Victoria, in the private, independent, or public education sectors. Your specializations and advanced knowledge will also open doors to roles in:

  • community services
  • government agencies
  • not-for-profit organizations

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

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 test. Casper is an online, video-scenario based situational judgment test, designed to measure non-academic suitability for teaching

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.