Master of Learning and Teaching

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

This program is aimed at students who have a bachelor degree in any field other than education and want to become a teacher. It will equip students with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of education and thoroughly prepare them for their career.


  • 16 units consisting of 8 core courses and 8 specialisation courses
  • 8 of the courses have a 50% research skills component
  • 3 of the courses include Professional Experience requirements totalling 60 days
  • 1 course includes 20 day internship.


  • Primary
  • Secondary.

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university 3-year Bachelor degree or equivalent (AQF Level 7), in a discipline other than education, with a minimum GPA of 4.0 out of 7.0
  • Applicants must show how their prior studies meet these requirements by submitting a completed Teaching Areas form with their application
  • Submission of a 1000-word personal statement that demonstrates Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) competencies as well as applicants understandings and motivations for studying the program
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 5
  • Domestic and international students seeking teacher registration in Queensland may be required to demonstrate English proficiency through the requirements of the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).


Graduates of the Master of Learning and Teaching are eligible to apply to the Queensland College of Teachers for teacher registration.

Study pathways

Students with 'credit' average will be able to progress to the Doctor of Education; Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information

Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required. State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, are required to possess a current Positive Exemption card (Blue Card or Exemption Card) on enrolment. Students in other Australian states or in overseas contexts need to ensure they have complied with the equivalent requirements and have registered the details with the Professional Experience Office. To be eligible to apply for teacher registration a student enrolled in the Master of Learning and Teaching, in addition to successfully completing all requirements for the program, is required to pass the Personal Literacy and Numeracy (PLANTITE) Test prior to graduation.

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