Master of Teaching (Primary)

Postgraduate Degree

Course description



2 yrs

Study mode



Start date


3 start dates per year. Contact us about enrolling.

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.

Course details

Entry requirements

A completed recognised undergraduate degree and meet the English language requirements

Start dates
3 start dates per year. Contact us about enrolling.
Set your own timetable & finish the course within 2 years (minimum) to 8 years (maximum)
Study mode
Education institution
Swinburne (RTO 3059)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including your citizenship or whether you have completed any other courses. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options
Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

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Master of Teaching (Primary)

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Course content

18 units

  • Supervised professional experience 1
  • Understanding theories of teaching, learning & development
  • Mathematics in primary school
  • Supervised professional experience 2
  • English in primary school
  • Understanding Indigenous education & perspectives
  • Assessment & data
  • Literacy across the curriculum
  • Understanding behaviour for classroom practice
  • Science & technology in primary school
  • Arts in primary school
  • Health & physical education in primary school
  • Supervised professional experience 3
  • Humanities in primary school
  • Teaching for diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Numeracy across the curriculum
  • Professional internship: Research project
  • The creative teacher

Entry requirements

From 2018, under the new AITSL and government Initial Teacher Education (ITE) requirements, all students applying to ITE courses across Australia will need meet suitability for teaching (non-academic selection) criteria as a part of course entry criteria. Contact a SEEK Learning Education Advisor for further information.

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.

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

Work placement

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.


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. 

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.

Payment options

Study now pay later – FEE-HELP

Have a question or ready to enrol?


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