ACU English Language Centres

Master of Teaching (Secondary) / Graduate Certificate in Religious Education

ACU English Language Centres

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

Transform your work and life experience into a teaching career. Graduate ready to design and implement engaging and flexible learning experiences to inspire and positively influence young people. This is a graduate entry, initial teacher education course for those who want to teach in secondary schools. Whether you are looking for a complete career change or are a recent graduate, your undergraduate degree will form the foundations for your specialist teaching areas in this course. Combining the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education with the Master of Teaching (secondary) means you will gain the certification and knowledge to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools alongside two other teaching areas. Learn the craft of teaching from highly experienced mentor teachers in a range of educational contexts.


190 credit points. Students must complete a minimum of 60 days professional experience during which time they are required to be available full-time. The Professional Experience program consists of a minimum of 10 weeks of teaching rounds, usually broken into three blocks. Professional experience covers all school and community-based experience designed to help students develop professional competence and personal commitment, in accordance with the expressed Catholic philosophy of the University. The professional experience units apply skills, techniques and processes taught in the Foundations Studies and Professional Studies units. Professional experience units are planned as a specific sequence allowing for progressive development of both classroom-based proficiency and an understanding of the relevance of theory to practice and practice to theory. The practicum will be supported by other forms of in-school experiences, such as school-based tutorials and workshops. Certain prerequisite units are required before students are placed in schools. Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.


  • Accounting
  • Business studies
  • Drama
  • Early childhood and primary
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Pathways to teaching
  • Psychology
  • Religious education
  • Secondary education
  • Study of religions
  • Teaching mathematics
  • Theology
  • Visual arts

Standard entry requirements

  • An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must: have successfully completed a Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification, with: a major study in one teaching area
  • Anda separate minor study in a second teaching area, that may be separate from or related to the major study area
  • Be able to select from teaching areas that are available within the course and meet the requirements of applicant's local state/territory registration authority
  • Andthe combination of teaching areas identified would usually prepare the applicant to teach across all year levels of secondary schooling. demonstrate suitability for teaching as evidenced by completion of an assessment available in the relevant State at the time of applicationApplicants who completed Bachelor degrees outside Australia should review Admission to Coursework Programs Policy to determine if they are required to meet additional English Language Proficiency requirements for entry into the course. Applicants seeking teacher registration in Australia should check with state registration bodies to confirm English Language Proficiency requirements for teacher registration. International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. 2. Additional ApprovalsAll students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must provide a police check from their home country. All students who have lived in another country for twelve months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period. *Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne (St Patrick's) International: $67,120 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) International: $67,120 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

Related courses

Browse more courses
Is the information on this page correct? Request update
Enquire about this course

Are you currently in Australia?

You must agree before submitting.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join the conversation