Courses & Units

Course rules for E7G Master of Teaching


1. Candidates for the Master of Teaching shall be qualified for entry if they have completed an initial undergraduate degree from an approved tertiary education institution, AND for the Primary Specialisation have successfully completed subject content studies in the initial degree in a range of studies across curriculum areas as follows:.

(i) two (2) units at first year (Introductory) level in four (4) of the Key Learning Areas listed below, OR

(ii) four (4) units, two (2) at first year (Introductory) and two (2) at second year (Intermediate) level in one of the Key Learning Areas listed below, AND

(ii) two (2) units at first year (Introductory) level in two (2) of the Key Learning Areas listed below:

Key Learning Areas

The Key Learning Areas are: Arts; English; Health and Physical Education; Humanities and Social Sciences; Mathematics; Science; and Technologies.

For the Secondary specialisation have successfully completed relevant subject content studies in the initial degree for two of the following teaching areas: English; Mathematics; Science; Humanities and Social Sciences; LOTE. Arts (Visual Art; Drama; Music, Media Arts) may be taken as either a single or a double teaching specialisation.

For the first teaching area, at least three (3) years of degree level study, including, at least: four (4) units at year two (2) (Intermediate) level or above AND

For the second teaching area at least two (2) years of degree level study, including, at least:

two (2) units at year two (Intermediate) level or above.

If you are intending to teach in a state other than Tasmania it is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the relevant specialist subject requirements for admittance for the state in which you intend to teach. Information on the individual state requirements can be found below:



South Australia


Western Australia

Additional English Language Proficiency requirements 

Additional English Language Proficiency requirements may be required if you have studied your undergraduate degree outside of Australia.   When applying for registration, the Teachers Registration Board assess your qualification and where it was obtained and advise you of your additional requirements. Your residency status will not affect this decision.

If your qualification was obtained outside of Australia and you have any questions in relation to additional English Language Proficiency requirements please contact the Teachers Registration Board in the State that you wish to be registered.

2. Candidates for the degree shall complete the degree requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than two (2) separate years of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than five (5) years from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the degree the candidate shall:

Pass a compulsory core of eighteen (18) units OR

pass eighteen (18) units comprising:

(a) a compulsory core of thirteen (13) units;

(b) two (2) Curriculum and Method units specific to the first teaching area;

(c) two (2) Curriculum and Method units specific to the second teaching area. OR

(d) One (1) elective unit as outlined in Schedule A or B, and undertake such practical exercises/experience as may be required to satisfy the degree requirements.

4. The units which may be included in a course for the degree shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with Schedules A and B, accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the degree only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by the Faculty of Education and as summarised in Schedule A or B

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (eight units), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (four units) weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the Degree.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean in accordance with the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the degree, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.


10. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2010 and shall apply to all candidates for the degree including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

12. The approved abbreviation for the degree shall be MTeach.