How to apply

Master of Teaching (Secondary, Primary, Early Childhood)

Application dates

Applications for the 2017 Master of Teaching intake have now closed. Application dates for the 2018 intake will be published soon.

Application process

1. Complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool

You must complete the Teacher Capability Assessment Tool (TCAT) prior to applying.

TCAT takes approximately 70 - 90 minutes to complete and contains both long and short answers used to assess your suitability for Melbourne Graduate School of Education courses.

Complete the TCAT

2. Submit your application

Apply for the Master of Teaching through your preferred method:

Apply direct to the University of Melbourne

We accept direct online applications from domestic and international applicants.

Apply directly to the University

Domestic applicants who apply directly may be eligible to receive an early offer before Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) offers are released.

International applicants can apply online or through our overseas representatives.

Recent University of Melbourne undergraduate students who apply directly may be eligible for guaranteed entry, which gives them the opportunity to secure a place in the Master of Teaching before all other applicants. If you meet the eligibility criteria we will will identify you as a guaranteed entry applicant when we assess your application.

Apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) administers the application process for Graduate Entry Teaching for Victorian institutions.

VTAC applications are open to domestic applicants only.

Apply via VTAC

Supporting documentation

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

Applicants who wish to apply via the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC) 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

There are three application rounds for the Master of Teaching (Secondary) Internship. Prospective students are encouraged to apply in the earliest possible round in order to have the best opportunity of finding the right placement.

Round 1 : closed

Round 2 opens: now open
Round 2 closes: 21 June 2017.

Round 3 opens: 22 June 2017
Round 3 closes: 25 August 2017.

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

Master of Educational Psychology
Domestic

Applications close: 15 October 2017

International

Applications close: 15 October 2017

All other Masters, Graduate Certificates and Professional Certificates

Start year intake, 2018

Domestic

Round 1 closes: 31 October 2017

Round 2 closes: 15 December 2017

Round 3 closes: 31 January 2018

International*

Round 1 closes: 31 July 2017

Round 2 closes: 15 December 2017

Mid-year intake, 2017

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.

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 dates

There are two selection rounds each year. New applications can be submitted at any time, however all applications must be submitted and complete by the closing dates below to be considered for each round.

Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee admission into the course, as entry to candidature is very competitive.

Semester 1, 2018

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

All other graduate research degrees: applications close 16 October 2017.

Semester 2, 2018

Dates to be confirmed.

We recommend you submit your application at least four weeks before the closing dates, just in case any additional documentation is required.

Please note: the Master of Educational Psychology/PhD does not have a Semester 2 intake.

Application process

1. Write your research proposal

You must provide an extended research proposal with your application. Research proposals should 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:

  • Aims of study: what's the proposed topic of your study and why is it important? What does your study want to achieve? What could your potential research questions be?
  • Key concepts and theories: briefly discuss key academic concepts and theories informing your study.
  • Approach and methodology: provide a brief overview of the approach and/or methodology you intend to use in your study.
  • Rationale for coming to the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE): Why is MGSE the right research environment for your project? Why is your prospective principal supervisor a good fit for your project (see below)?
  • Bibliography: list up to ten key references for your project.

Once you've identified a principal supervisor, your research proposal should also be updated to reflect who they are and how they'll contribute to your research project.

2. Find a supervisor

Find a principal supervisor who will support your research proposal and application. Your supervisor must be a current staff member at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education (MGSE).

We recommend that you search for a supervisor on the University’s Find an Expert page, or visit our current research projects page to find staff members working on research projects. Please attach your research proposal (or a short summary) and CV when contacting your potential supervisors via email.

You'll need to upload evidence of your intended principal supervisor’s support when submitting your application. This can be in email format and must include the intended supervisor’s agreement to supervise you should your application be successful.

Please note that all supervision arrangements are also subject to the approval of the MGSE Selection Committee. Support of a prospective supervisor does not guarantee entry to MGSE’s research higher degree program.

3. Apply online

Read the application information and apply on the Future Students website.

Apply now

Don’t forget to provide your research proposal and evidence of your intended principal supervisors support when submitting your application.

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

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.

Further information:

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.

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.