Education and teaching courses

Successful teachers impart more than knowledge. They help students understand and navigate the social and global issues that’ll impact them as they move through life. 

Whether your teaching degree prepares you for primary or secondary school education, you’ll need to understand the world — and use critical thinking skills to help your students understand it, too.

Explore our education and teaching courses if you’re keen to educate and inspire others as a teacher, or if you’re looking to further your own education through our VCE, VCAL and English language courses.

Why study with us?

#1 in Victoria for student support*

 #1 in Victoria for overall experience#

Real classroom experience through multiple placements for all teaching degrees^

Get a taste of our courses

  • "There are two things that I enjoy most about studying Teaching at Swinburne – the wonderful teaching staff, and the reversed teaching model. Students are enabled to lead their own learning and undertake deeper engagement with materials during workshops led by teaching staff."

    Claire , Master of Teaching (Primary)

Where can an education course take you?

There are many pathways you can take when you study an education course. Here's what's involved for one popular career option, how to become a teacher.

*QILT: Student Experience Survey 2018 and 2019

#QILT: Student Experience Survey 2018 and 2019

^All our teaching degrees have a minimum of three placements to prepare and support you for your teaching career

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