Master of Teaching Practice (Primary Education)Entry requirements
You must have successfully completed an Australian bachelor degree, or equivalent, in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 (out of 4.0).
Enrolled students are required to complete the Literacy and Numeracy test in their first year of study.
Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts and the test must be passed by the end of the second year of enrolment in order to graduate from the program. Students who do not pass the test will have access to counselling and support services.
The literacy and numeracy test costs $185 per attempt and is mandated by the Federal Government and administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).
For more information please visit https://lancr.acer.edu.au.
If successful, you will be required to complete a Working with Children Check prior to commencing the degree.
Literacy and numeracy test
Enrolled students are required to complete a literacy and numeracy test in their first year of study. Students are allowed a maximum of three attempts and the test must be passed by the end of the first year of enrolment in order to graduate from the course. Counselling and support for those failing the test will be available. The literacy and numeracy test costs $185 (per attempt). It is mandated by the Federal Government and will be administered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). For more information please see https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/
Statement: You are highly recommended to submit a personal statement addressing your reasons for wanting to study this course, your motivation to teach, your strong interpersonal and communication skills, your willingness to learn, your resilience, self-efficacy and conscientiousness and your organisational and planning skills.
CASPer Test (from 2019 onward): 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 takecasper.com.
English language requirements
- IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 7.5 (with 7.0-reading, 7.0-writing, 8.0-listening, 8.0-speaking)
You are required to complete a Working with Children Check prior to commencing the program.
Inherent requirements: non-academic abilities you’ll need to complete this program
Some inherent requirements for this program include:
- reading, writing and number skills for demonstrating to students accurate reading, spelling, grammar and numeracy
- vision and hearing to accurately gain information and monitor students
- managing your behaviour and emotions to provide safe and competent teaching
- time-based problem-solving when working with students
Who are they for?
Inherent requirements apply to every applicant and may be worth considering if you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition.
Why do you need to know?
By understanding the types of activities you’ll participate in, and the non-academic abilities you may need in this program, you can:
- understand more about the program
- determine if you may need support during your studies
- make an informed decision about whether the program is suitable for you.
What support is available?
If there are any activities that may be difficult for you to undertake, please discuss this with RMIT program staff or Equitable Learning Services (ELS).
If you are living with disability, long-term illness and/or a mental health condition, we may be able to support you by making adjustments to activities in your program so that you can participate fully in your studies.
To receive learning adjustments, you need to register with ELS.
When you successfully complete this program, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.