Professional recognition - Faculty of Education

Primary education and Secondary education specialisations

All primary and secondary education specialisations are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and address the Graduate Teacher standards developed by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

All students of initial teacher education courses must achieve the standard in the National Literacy and Numeracy Test.

Graduates may seek registration with VIT which is recognised by teacher regulatory authorities in all Australian and New Zealand jurisdictions. To teach interstate or overseas, graduates need to check registration requirements with local authorities.

Early years education specialisations

Specialisations in early years education are accredited by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). To teach as an early childhood teacher in a Victorian children's service, graduates in early years education specialisations are required to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)*.

* The early years education specialisations in the Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years Education and the Master of Teaching in Early Years Education courses do not qualify graduates to teach in schools.


  • Refer to D6003 Master of Counselling course entry for specific professional recognition details.


Refer to the relevant psychology course entries for specific psychology professional recognition details:

  • D5002 Graduate Diploma of Professional Psychology
  • D6007 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology
  • D6008 Master of Professional Psychology
  • 3736 Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy