Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education)

RMIT University

Program Overview

RMIT’s Master of Teaching Practice (Secondary Education) is designed for graduates from any discipline who wish to teach in secondary schools.

Throughout your studies, you’ll build practical and technological skills to become a teacher and develop a deep theoretical understanding of how students learn.

This qualification emphasises industry experience and theoretical understanding, and features guidance from academic professionals to help you to positively influence the lives of your students.

Core subjects cover:

  • youth cultures and education
  • engaging with the community
  • educational research and inquiry
  •  integrating information and communications technology with teaching practice
  • 21st century teaching and learning skills
  • evidence-based teaching practice.


  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 32,640


IELTS: 7.5

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Year One of Program

Complete the following 10 (Ten) Courses:

  • The Literacy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
  • The Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students
  • Professional Experience: Introduction to Teaching
  • Thinking about Learning
  • Method: Curriculum Planning
  • Method: Pedagogy & Practice
  • Professional Experience: Developing Teaching Practice
  • Method: Assessment and Evaluation
  • Young People, Education and Society
  • Approaches to Educational Research and Inquiry

Year Two of Program

Complete the following Eight (8) Courses:

  • Issues In Special Education
  • Indigenous Studies in Education
  • Professional Experience: Teaching in Curriculum Specialisations
  • Method: Professional Learning
  • Educational Research and Inquiry Project
  • Teacher Wellbeing
  • Professional Experience: Inclusive Teaching in Alternate Settings
  • Professional Experience: Graduate Futures

Academic requirements

  • You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) that includes a major in a specialist area and a minor in a second specialist area.
  • Please refer to the Secondary teaching specialist areas below for more information.
  • You will need to nominate your specialist areas of study upon application.


  • There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

Selection tasks

You must sit the Casper test. Casper is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training programs in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess your personal and professional attributes. To register for your sitting or further information about the test, visit takealtus.

The annual tuition fee is AU$32,640.

RMIT postgraduates are among the most employable in Australia.

As a graduate of this degree, you’ll be qualified as a secondary teacher and equipped to teach in schools and other educational settings in national and international contexts.

The knowledge and skills you will gain can also be applied in policy and consultative work in private industry, the public sector, and community service organisations.

Common career options include secondary teacher, educational officer, trainer, and educational policy officer.

Job Outlook projects that work opportunities for school teachers are set to increase by 10.2% to 2024. Job Outlook also estimates that the most common annual salary for a teacher in Australia is between $75,000 for a graduate up to $108, 000 for an experienced classroom teacher. There are further developmental and professional opportunities to move into higher pay scales as learning specialists or as a leading teacher.

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