Students don't need a background in education to study a postgraduate course in the field, they can build on the skills they already have. If you have an undergraduate degree, a Master of Teaching could allow you to utilise your existing skills in new ways, and explore a range of new career opportunities. In just two years you will graduate with the skills, knowledge and practical placement experience that teaching requires, and will be able to apply for registration as a teacher in Australia.

For more information about Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), see the related page.

Top Courses

Flinders University

Flinders University is Number 1 in South Australia in Education and Training for full-time employment, median salary, overall education experience, student support and teaching quality.

Top 150 in the world for Education (2021 Academic Ranking of World Universities).

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

This program provides you with the background and skills necessary to enter the early childhood teaching profession with confidence and competence, preparing graduates to work with young children aged birth to eight years. You will gain knowledge of curriculum studies and theories of education and undertake teaching practice which brings together theory and practice in early childhood settings (eg. childcare centres, kindergartens, preschool and year levels reception to year two).

CRICOS Course Code: 063695J

Master of Teaching (Primary)

The Master of Teaching (Primary) prepares graduates to enter the teaching profession with confidence and competence. Graduates will understand the world from multiple viewpoints and possess the relational sensitivity, competency and imagination to evaluate and adapt to rapid changes in contemporary society.

CRICOS Course Code: 105089B

Master of Teaching (Secondary) 

This course is offered to graduates who wish to teach years 7-12 in secondary schools. The course provides you with the background necessary to apply for registration as a secondary teacher. 

CRICOS Course Code: 063697G

Master of Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health in Education

1st university in South Australia to offer postgraduate education in wellbeing. Enhance your awareness of a range of frameworks, theories and practices that will assist you to build capacity for well-being and positive mental health in educational contexts.

CRICOS Course Code: 105115E

La Trobe University

Master of Educational Leadership and Management

Whether you’re looking to hone your skills in a specialist area or expand your leadership, administration, and management capabilities, this unique master’s will help you become a leader in your field. You can choose your preferred professional development focus with study options in educational leadership, special education, TESOL, applied linguistics, administration, classroom management, and organisational change. You’ll be prepared for roles including leadership and management, education officer, education administrator or manager in a range of educational institutions including schools.

CRICOS Course Code: 031707G

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

This new Master of Teaching (Secondary) gives students the choice, flexibility and support they need to make a real impact on young people's academic and developmental needs.

CRICOS Course Code:111395H

Macquarie University

Study at Australia’s foremost uni for early childhood education research: Survey of research achievement, The Australian, 2020.

Master of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

This course will provide you with the specialist knowledge and skills you need to work in prior-to-school settings, such as preschools and childcare centres. You will also be able to gain practical skills on campus by visiting, observing and learning within the world-renowned Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre. Accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA), this degree enables you to obtain a professional qualification as a teacher of young children.

CRICOS Course Code: 058390B

Monash University

Master of Teaching

With such high demand for excellent teachers across early childhood, primary and secondary education, this degree opens up a range of exciting opportunities. It’s also a fantastic launching pad for careers beyond the classroom, in areas like government and private enterprise.

Led by some of the brightest educators in Australia, you’ll have opportunities to turn theory into practice with professional work experience in urban, rural and global locations such as China, the Cook Islands, Hong Kong, Italy, the UK and UAE.

CRICOS code(s):

  • Early childhood and primary education - D60012: 083045M
  • Early childhood education - D60011: 083045M
  • Primary and secondary education - D60014: 083045M
  • Primary education - D60013: 083045M
  • Secondary education (accelerated) - D60017: 083045M
  • Secondary education - D60016: 083045M

Top Occupations


Max entry-level salary (£ x1,000)

High demand in Australia*

Very high demand in Australia**

Very high demand in the UK

Community education officer



Early years teacher




Education administrator



Education consultant



Education mental health practitioner



English as a foreign language teacher



Further education teacher



Learning mentor



Primary school teacher



Secondary school teacher




Special educational needs coordinator (SENCO)



Special educational needs teacher




Teaching assistant



* Likely to qualify for a Skilled Independent or Temporary Graduate visa in Australia.
** Likely to be fast-tracked for visas in Australia.

Top Employers

  • State-maintained schools, by way of local authorities 

  • Academies and independent schools

  • Colleges

  • Government departments

  • Museums

  • Social services

  • Charities and local volunteer organisations

  • Police and probation services

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