How to apply

Master of Teaching (Secondary, Primary, Early Childhood)

Guaranteed Entry

Recent University of Melbourne undergraduate students have the opportunity to secure a place in the Master of Teaching before all other applicants are considered. For more information, visit guaranteed entry. Open to both international and domestic applicants.

Direct to the University of Melbourne

We accept online applications year-round from both domestic and international applicants. Domestic applicants may be eligible to receive an early offer before VTAC offers are released. International applicants can apply online or through our overseas representatives .

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC)

VTAC administers the application process for Graduate Entry Teaching for Victorian institutions. Open to domestic students only, you can apply for either a Commonwealth Supported Place or an Australian Fee Place.

Note: VTAC applications cannot be made for our new Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary) degree. Applicants interested in this course should apply through Guaranteed Entry or direct to the University of Melbourne.

Application dates

Domestic

Guaranteed Entry

Open: 1 August 2016

Close: 16 December 2016

VTAC

Open: 1 August 2016

Close: 4 November 2016

Direct

Open: 1 August 2016

Round 1 close: 16 November 2016

Round 2 close: 16 January 2017*

International

Guaranteed Entry

Open: 1 August 2016

Close: 16 December 2016

Direct

Round 1 close: 31 July 2016

Round 2 close: 15 December 2016*

*Please note: late applications from domestic students and onshore international students for the Master of Teaching (Primary) or (Secondary) made direct to the University may still be considered.

Application process

  1. Complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) prior to applying.
  2. Submit your course application through:

If you are submitting your application through guaranteed entry or directly to the University, you may be required to provide the following supporting documentation:

VTAC applicants should see the documents required page on the VTAC website.

Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship

This course is open to domestic students only. You must be eligible for employment in Australia.

Application dates

Applications are now being accepted for the November 2017 intake.

Application process

  1. Complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) prior to applying.
  2. Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.

You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

Selection process

Applicants are initially assessed on meeting the minimum course entry requirements, including the requirements for two learning areas and meeting the TCAT standards. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE) Selection Committee.

Depending on the interview outcome, selected applicants with learning areas that match current teaching vacancies in participating schools will be invited to attend a school-based interview for employment.

Only applicants who are appointed by a participating school to a teaching vacancy will be made an offer of admission into the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship.

Application outcome

Applicants will be notified of their application outcome by email.

Final admission into the course will be dependent on the Victorian Institute of Teaching granting the applicant Permission to Teach status.

Other graduate coursework degrees

The University of Melbourne accepts online applications year-round from both domestic and international applicants. International applicants can apply online or in person through our overseas representatives.

Application dates

Start year intake

Master of Educational Psychology
Domestic

Applications close: 17 October 2016

International

Applications close: 17 October 2016

All other Masters, Graduate Certificates and Professional Certificates
Domestic

Round 1 closes: 31 October 2016

Round 2 closes: 15 December 2016

Round 3 closes: 31 January 2017

International*

Round 1 closes: 31 July 2016

Round 2 closes: 15 December 2016

Mid-year intake

Domestic

Round 1 closes: 31 May 2017

Round 2 closes: 30 June 2017

International*

Round 1 closes: 28 February 2017

Round 2 closes: 12 June 2017

Please note that not all courses offer a mid-year intake.

Dates only apply for courses which are available to international students.

Prepare your application

You may be required to provide the following supporting documentation with your application:

  • previous academic transcripts
  • evidence of degree completion (testamur)
  • evidence of English language proficiency
  • curriculum vitae
  • statement of intent (check course entry requirements)
  • referee reports (Master of Educational Psychology only).

It's also worth checking the advanced standing policy (PDF, 209 KB) to see if you are eligible to receive credit towards your chosen course.

Application process

Submit an online course application directly to the University of Melbourne.

Please note:

  • If you are a current or past University of Melbourne student or applicant, use your existing student ID/username and password. Registering as a first time applicant will delay the processing of your application.
  • Only submit one application per course with your preferred fee type and study load (full-time or part-time) if applicable.
  • Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are limited and are not available for all courses. Eligible applicants who cannot be offered a CSP will automatically be considered for an Australian Fee Place.

Application outcome

Application outcomes will be sent to your nominated email address or overseas representative.

Applicants are able to check the progress of their application by logging in to the online course application page.

Graduate research degrees

Application closing dates

There are two major selection rounds during the year. New applications can be submitted at any time, however only complete applications submitted by the closing dates below will be considered in each round.

Please note: meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission into the course as entry to candidature is very competitive.

Semester 2, 2017

Applications for all graduate research degrees close: 18 April 2017.

Semester 1, 2018

Applications for Doctor of Education and Master of Educational Psychology/PhD (combined degree) close: 31 August 2017.

Applications for all other graduate research degrees close: 16 October 2017.

We recommend you submit your application at least four weeks before the closing date to allow adequate time for any additional documents to be provided.

Application process

Applications for graduate research degrees are submitted online.

  1. Read the application information on the Future Students website.
  2. Complete the online application form by following the prompts and submit. You are required to provide a research proposal as part of your application (proposal requirements are outlined below).
  3. You will receive an email from Graduate Research (GR) Admissions confirming whether your application is complete or incomplete. Please check this email carefully for any additional documentation required and expected processing times.

If you have any questions about how to complete or submit your application, please contact GR Admissions at rhd-admissions@unimelb.edu.au.

Research proposal

You are required to provide an extended research proposal as part of your application. Research proposals need to be 1,500 words for PhD applications and 1,000 words for all other graduate research degrees.

They must succinctly address the following points under separate headings:

  1. Rationale for and aims of study: what is the proposed topic of your study and why is it important? What does your study want to achieve? What could be your potential research questions?
  2. Key concepts and theories: briefly discuss key academic concepts and theories informing your study.
  3. Approach and methodology: provide a brief overview of the approach and/or methodology you intend to use in your study.
  4. Rationale for coming to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education: include suggestions for two or three prospective supervisors, and provide a brief explanation of how these supervisors could contribute to your research project. You do not need to provide evidence that these supervisors have agreed to support your project. Please note that at least one of these prospective supervisors should also be listed in the “preferred supervisors” section of the online application form.
  5. Bibliography: list up to ten key references for your project.

Scholarships

Scholarship applications should be lodged online as part of your graduate research degree application. Current graduate research students can apply for scholarships via their Student Portal.

Visit financial support and scholarships to see available scholarships.

For more information about eligibility, selection and indicative competitive score for scholarships, visit how are graduate research scholarships awarded?

Application outcome

All correspondence regarding your application will be by email. If your application is successful, you will receive an offer letter via email explaining how you can accept your place.

Semester 1, 2017

Outcomes for Doctor of Education: early October 2016.

Outcomes for all other graduate research degrees: December 2016.

Semester 2, 2017

Outcomes for all graduate research degrees: June 2017.

Undergraduate breadth subjects

Speak to a Student Adviser in the faculty you are currently enrolled with to apply for a breadth subject.

Domestic students include Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens.