Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Apply for the accelerated hybrid Master of Teaching (Secondary) program

Due to workforce shortages, the Victorian Government is providing financial incentives for domestic students

Students applying for Federation University’s Master of Teaching (Secondary) may be eligible for a $15,000 stipend (paid in instalments while studying) 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 work in an area of workforce shortage.

Applications for the hybrid (earn while you learn) accelerated pathway are now open for semester one, 2023.

The program offers a number of study options. Students can study at Mt Helen or attend virtual classes. Online learning options provide flexibility no matter where you live in Victoria. For more information about the program and eligibility criteria visit

Whether you start the program now or next year, our program will prepare you to be the sort of teacher who makes a difference. Courses are aligned to the Australian Graduate Teaching Standards. Students learn in supported, student-centred environments where school partnership initiatives, practitioner inquiry, and collaborative professional learning communities, assist learning. If you’ve been thinking about teaching as a profession, now is the time to act.

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

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

Or, 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