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Master of Teaching (Secondary)

New fast-track postgraduate teacher training pathway

The Victorian Government recently announced the funding of a new hybrid accelerated teacher training program for domestic students.

Students applying for Federation University’s Master of Teaching (Secondary) may be eligible for a $15,000 stipend to assist with study and paid on-the-job training (up to $47,000) while they complete their studies.  Applicants are required to hold a bachelor’s degree and be able to train and work in an area of workforce shortage to be eligible. Applications for the hybrid (earn while you learn) accelerated pathway open in August 2021 for the Semester 1 2022 intake.

For more information about the new program and eligibility criteria visit

Our Master of Teaching (Secondary) program offers a number of pathways to suit your individual circumstances and to ensure you become a great teacher.

In addition to the hybrid accelerated pathway program, students may choose to study our Master of Teaching (Secondary) - available on-campus at Mt Helen (Ballarat), completed over 1.5 years (accelerated). You also have the opportunity to complete the program part-time over 3 years via online learning (part-time study is not available to international students).

Through coursework linked to the Australian Graduate Teaching Standards, student-centred teaching approaches, classroom observations in diverse schools, practitioner inquiry, and by learning in supported Professional Learning Communities, students develop the skills, understandings and dispositions for effective teaching.

Find out more about the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Eligibility requirements

Student eligibility

To be eligible for the accelerated hybrid program you must:

  • Be a domestic student (Australian or New Zealand citizen, or Australian permanent resident)
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Meet the admission requirements of the university
  • Be successfully matched with an eligible host school

To discuss the Master of Teaching (Secondary) and your eligibility for the hybrid accelerated teacher training program, please contact:

Amanda McGraw-Pleban
Senior Lecturer, Education