Keep in touch

We'll keep you up to date on our courses, scholarships and more.

Please provide a first name
Please provide a last name
Please provide a valid email address
Please provide a valid mobile phone number (04xxxxxxxx)
Please provide a valid phone number
Please provide a nationality

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

If you want to build on your undergraduate degree to become a teacher, this course is for you.
This course is offered at multiple locations, select your prefered campus to see when it is offered.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
On-line Learning
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
View all semester start dates
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
(240 credit points = 2.0 EFTSL)
Entry requirements

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. 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 this hybrid (earn while you learn) accelerated pathway are now open. For more information about the new program and eligibility criteria visit:

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

Students may choose to study on campus at Mt Helen (Ballarat) in an accelerated mode over 1.5 years. It is also offered online over 3 years part-time (part-time study is not available to international students). We offer flexible pathways to suit peoples’ individual circumstances; this means blended options that include a combination of on campus and online study are also possible.

Through coursework linked to the Australian Graduate Teaching Standards, regular classroom observations, practitioner inquiries linked to personal goals, regular opportunities to develop core teaching practices, and with the support of professional learning communities, students develop the skills, understandings and dispositions for effective teaching.

  • Secondary teacher
  • Teacher
  • Tutor

The course will qualify graduates to teach within secondary schools in all sectors. Our graduates teach in schools within Victoria as well as in interstate schools and overseas.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course.  Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes.  To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual course structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current unit information and cost, click on the individual unit name below, or click here to view current unit information and cost for ALL units.

Year 1

Semester 1

EDMAS6026, 15 credit points
EDMAS6045, 15 credit points
Discipline Elective 1A (1 Course)

Discipline Elective 2A (1 Course)

Semester 2

EDMAS6027, 15 credit points
EDMAS6046, 15 credit points
EDMAS6125, 15 credit points
Discipline Elective 1B (1 Course)

Discipline Elective 2B (1 Course)

Year 2

Semester 1

EDMAS6126, 30 credit points
EDMAS6128, 15 credit points
EDMAS6129, 15 credit points

Contact hours can vary depending on requirements, however typical contact hours for full-time study are around 25-30 hours comprising of on-campus classes, online learning and self-directed study.

This course requires a total of 480 placement hours, across 12 weeks.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Applicants with current or recent secondary education are not eligible to apply for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Bachelor Degree: An approved 3 year degree or equivalent.

This course uses the entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

Applicants with a Vocational Education and Training study are not eligible to apply for this course.
Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible to apply for this course.

English language requirement

Overall IELTS band score of 7.0 (with at least 7.5 for Speaking and Listening and 6.5 for Reading and Writing) or equivalent English language test


Successful completion of two years full-time equivalent study at a recognised Australian university within the past two years 

(with the proviso that students must prove they meet the English language requirement as determined by the Victorian Institute of Teachers (VIT) to be eligible for registration)


Extra requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application
Compulsory: All applicants are required to complete Altus Suite as part of their application. Altus Suite is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Altus Suite consists of two-parts, however only the Casper component is compulsory for Federation University applications. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit

Altus Suite:
Part One (Compulsory)
•Casper: 60-90 minute online, open-response situational judgment test (SJT)
Part Two (Recommended)
•Snapshot: 10-minute one-way video interview with standardised questions
Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round;


Applicants can also have their non-academic capabilities assessed based on completion of a Non-Academic Requirements for Teacher Entry (NARTE) online questionnaire with the link to complete


Additional details form
Compulsory: Applicants must complete and submit an additional details form to support their application. The form is available for download here.
Referee report form
Compulsory: A referee report form must be completed to support the application. The form is available for download here. This form is emailed directly from the referee to the FedUni Admissions team, as per the included submission directions.

Essential requirements for enrolment and graduation
Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE)

Compulsory:  Prior to graduation, students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) . Visit our LANTITE webpage for more information, including advice about when you should sit the test. Link is

Working with children check
Compulsory: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course. For more information see:

Police record check
Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements as part of this course. For more information see:
Completion of Snapshot is recommended but not compulsory for Federation University applications.


The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510031 (Mt Helen), 3700810031 (On-line Learning)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: TZ9

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee Type: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$4,445 student contribution amount

A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Australian Government.  Your fees (student contribution amount) are set on an annual basis by the government and are determined by the discipline area and band of your individual units, not the overall course.  Each unit falls into a band which determines the student contribution.

2024 annual student contribution amounts for 1 EFTSL (equivalent full-time student load) range between $4,445 Band 1 to $16,323 Band 4.  To find the Band, EFTSL and contribution amount for each unit, check the Sample Structure or refer to the 2024 unit listing.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and the indicative amount should be used as a guide only.  It is based on a typical enrolment for a student undertaking the first year of study in this course.  For 0.5 EFTSL (60 credit point) courses the certificate fee is displayed.  Total cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved credit you receive.

Other fees

You will also need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Fee assistance

You may be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, which can be used to defer payment of all or part of your student contribution.  You may also be eligible to defer payment of your SSAF through a SA-HELP loan.


Our scholarships and grants can help with your study costs.  Explore our scholarships to find an opportunity that's right for you.

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)


At FedUni, the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) is a compulsory requirement of your teaching course. It is also a requirement for teacher registration. Find out more here.

To help you get the most from your online learning experience, it's important that you own or have frequent access to a fast and reliable computer that's ideally not more than two years old.

You will also need frequent access to a reliable high-speed internet connection.  You should expect to use approximately 5GB of data each month, per unit, just for study use.

For further information, visit the Minimum IT requirements for studying online webpage.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all courses is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this course overview including the availability of courses and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any course, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department


Course coordinator

Amanda McGraw-Pleban
Amy Walker