Swinburne University of Technology Online

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Swinburne University of Technology Online
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Why study this course

Make your move out of the company and into a rewarding career in the classroom, with a Master of Teaching (Primary).

Our course will take you through the latest technology, educational theories and practical skills needed to teach any level of primary education.

You'll get to practice what you teach. You'll gain valuable professional experience through supervised placement in a primary school. The online program works around you, so you can maintain your day job while you study.

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Roles related to this course: Primary School Teacher, Teacher, Tutor, Educator, and 3 more.


This Master of Teaching (Primary) is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT). VIT recognition enables you to register as a teacher Australia wide.

Entry requirements

To gain entry to this course applicants must have completed a recognised undergraduate degree and meet the English language requirements.

This course is only available to Australian and New Zealand citizens and permanent residents.

Where is this course offered?

This course is delivered entirely online, so you can:

  • Study from anywhere and choose when you want to fit study into your week
  • Access all study materials, assessments, and student support services
  • Achieve the same qualification as someone studying in a classroom

Find out more about online courses and the benefits of studying online.

What you’ll learn

Among other things, you'll learn how to:

  • A broad and deep knowledge of the theories and practice of learning, teaching and pedagogy
  • Advanced and integrated knowledge of the key issues, policies and theoretical concepts impacting primary education in Australian and global contexts
  • The capacity to research, evaluate and articulate key issues, stakeholder needs and a range of perspectives in relation to primary education practice in complex scenarios or across multiple domains of knowledge
  • How to initiate, develop and manage learning programs and evaluate innovations in the context of primary education practice

Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more about the course content, units, and what you’ll learn.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Swinburne University of Technology Online can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Work placement

Work placement gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

This course includes a total of 60 days of professional work placement.

The industry experience gives you invaluable real-life skills, so you graduate ready to step into a job.

Placements are in 3 blocks of full-time work spaced throughout the course. You arrange your own placements with support from Swinburne Online.

Enquire with Swinburne University of Technology Online to find out more about credit, RPL, or work placement.

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Support and delivery

Set your own timetable

Designed for maximum flexibility, this education course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

There are 3 teaching periods a year and you can enrol in 1 to 4 units every period.

On average, for a single unit, you should allow for approximately 8 hours of active learning each week. Active learning includes engaging with learning materials and activities, interaction with other students, readings and assessment tasks.

Depending on your study load, you can finish your Master of Teaching (Primary) in as little as 2 years.

Possible study loads:

  • Full-time: 8 units per year over 2 years
  • Part-time: 4-6 units per year over 3-4 years

There are study breaks between teaching periods and over Christmas / New Year so you can take time out during your course.

Supportive, Interactive Learning

With many distance education courses, content originally designed for traditional face-to-face learning is adapted for online use, which may not always be practical.

With Swinburne Online, your course has been developed specifically for online delivery, so you get the most out of your online studies. The entire learning experience is designed to be supportive, engaging and collaborative. Your course content is supplemented by online communication technologies such as discussion boards, chat sessions, email and blogs.

  • All learning materials included
  • Access your course through an online learning platform
  • Excellent tutor-student ratio
  • Regular feedback and guidance from eLearning Advisors

In addition, Student Advisors are available by email and phone 7 days a week to respond to any queries you may have around your study.

These Student Advisors will provide information on admissions, enrolment and re-enrolment, course advice, policies and regulations and academic assessments, and assist you with any technical issues you may experience.

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Swinburne University of Technology Online

Master of Teaching (Primary)

You may wish to discuss the following with Swinburne University of Technology Online:

  • Course price
  • Prior Recognition of Learning (RPL)
  • Support with sourcing placements

Submit an enquiry direct to Swinburne University of Technology Online.

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