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Master of Teaching (Primary)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    2 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne Online (RTO 3059)

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About this course

Play a role in the growth and development of future generations with this online Master of Teaching (Primary) course. Delivered by Swinburne Online, this postgraduate degree will delve into effective techniques to teach and inspire primary school students. Designed and taught by teachers, this course is industry recognised and will give you the confidence and skills to engage your students. You will learn to take an innovative and creative perspective of the curriculum, explore the pros and cons of teaching in a digital age, and be trained to take a holistic approach to your students' education. Combining online study and professional in-school placements, you will be qualified to practice as a primary school teacher upon completion of this postgraduate degree.

Work placement

To successfully complete this course you must undergo 80 days of practical placement, giving you the right mix of theory and practical experience.


To be eligible for this course, you must have a recognised undergraduate degree.

Areas of study

In this primary teaching course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Supervised practicum A: literacy and numeracy 1
  • Teaching the whole child
  • Science and technology in the primary classroom
  • Teaching the growing child
  • Humanities, health and physical education in the primary classroom
  • Research methods for teachers
  • The creative teacher
  • Teaching in the digital age
  • Teaching in Australian schools
  • Mathematics in the primary classroom
  • Supervised practicum B: literacy and numeracy 2
  • English in the primary classroom
  • Professional internship: research project
  • Supervised practicum C: diversity and inclusion
  • Arts education
RTO 3059
Swinburne Online combines the prestigious name and high-quality education of Swinburne University of Technology with the ease and flexibility of online study. Drawing on over 20 years’ experience in the online tertiary education space, Swinburne Online has already helped over 5,000 students graduate with an industry-recognised qualification. With a range of university degrees and vocational diplomas that cover specialities including education, social sciences, business, design and communication – Swinburne Online is dedicated to helping students achieve their potential.
As a Swinburne Online student, you will have access to variety of support options to help you get the most out of your learning experience. A dedicated team of Student Liaison Officers (SLOs) are available seven days a week to answer any of your questions – be it academic, technical or administrative. You will also be assigned an eLearning advisor for the duration of your course, who will be your academic point of contact.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Teaching (Primary) from Swinburne University of Technology.

This postgraduate degree opens doors to positions in primary school education. You will have the skills to be able to command a classroom and inspire your students to reach their goals. Successful completion of this course will see you accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and qualified to teach in the primary school environment.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • Primary Teacher
  • Teacher's Aide
  • Education Administrator
  • Primary School Tutor

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive a government study loan through FEE-HELP.

Swinburne Online also offers a number of scholarships and grants as a means of promoting equality, recognising excellence, and alleviating financial hardship. Enquire now for more information.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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