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

Australian Catholic University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 096831M

Level of study: Postgraduate


A challenging and rewarding career in secondary education is a unique opportunity for you to inspire and positively influence the lives of all young people who enter your classroom. Become the teacher who is confident, adaptable, and able to design and implement engaging and flexible learning experiences to meet the needs of your students. This is a graduate entry, preservice teacher education course for those who want to become secondary school teachers.

Whether you are looking for a complete career change or are a recent graduate, you can use your undergraduate degree to inform your specialist teaching areas in this course. Depending on your undergraduate degree and campus of study, this course will prepare you to teach in two specialist areas.

By combining the Graduate Certificate in Religious Education, you will gain the certification and knowledge to teach Religious Education in Catholic Schools in addition to your other teaching areas.

This course provides you with 60 days of valuable professional experience through a range of school and community-based placements. You will have the flexibility to study this course fully online or on campus. You can accelerate your studies if you wish to complete this course in 18 months.


Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • Government, independent and Catholic Schools
  • Government, private, and NFP organisations
  • Education, training, and research
  • Education consultancy
  • Adult learning
  • Community and advocacy agencies
  • Youth agencies

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
31,030 Per Year
Read moreEstimate total cost: 62,060; Unit fee: 3,103
Feb 2023 2.25 years
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Campus
115 Victoria Parade
Melbourne Victoria 3065

Entry criteria

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): No score less than 7.0 in reading and writing; No score less than 8.0 in listening and speaking

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A minimum of 65 in reading and writing and a minimum of 79 in listening and speaking

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): With a minimum of 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 28 in listening and 26 in speaking

ACU English Language Test: A++ (85 or above)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): A minimum of 185 in reading and writing and 200 in listening and speaking


Australian Catholic University
North Sydney Campus
40 Edward Street
Sydney New South Wales 2060
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