To qualify for the award of Master of Teaching (Primary), students must complete 200 credit points comprising:
- 2 educational foundation units (25 credit points)
- 6 educational discipline units (75 credit points)
- 5 advanced educational units (62.5 credit points)
- 3 supervised Professional Experience units (37.5 credit points)
Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Teaching (Primary) is 100 credit points (normally eight units)
Swinburne Online offers a flexible degree structure allowing students to adjust their study commitment throughout the duration of their program. Students have the flexibility to study between one and four units per teaching period, subject to unit availability and prerequisite requirements. A unit of study can only be counted once.
In addition, students are responsible for arranging and successfully completing the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
(LANTITE) normally within three attempts through the Australian Council for Education Research prior to completing 100 credit points of study.
Academic Progress – Special Requirements
In addition to the standard academic progress rules, the Master of Teaching (Primary) has the following additional academic progress rules which are established in accordance with Academic Courses Regulation 62(2):
1. A student is classified as 'at risk' of unsatisfactory progress if they:
(a) behave in a manner which breaches the Swinburne Student Charter whilst on a teaching placement
2. A student is classified as having 'unsatisfactory progress' if they:
(a) fail to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy test (
LANTITE) prior to completing 100 credit points of studies or following three attempts
(b) fail a Teaching Placement unit
(c) have their teaching placement terminated early by a school. In the case of early termination of a teaching placement by a school, the student will be deemed as having 'unsatisfactory progress' and a progress review processes will commence within two weeks of the cessation of the placement
Students who are identified as having unsatisfactory progress will be subject to the show cause provisions in the Progress Review section of the Academic Progress Policy.
Placements are a key part of your education course and are a requirement for teacher registration. Swinburne Online will provide guidance and support through the Professional Placements Office to enable students to arrange their own placements.
Professional experience requires student teachers to hold a current Child Safety Screening checks, as required by their State/Territory, before commencing a professional placement. Find out more about placements