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Education & teaching


With La Trobe’s network of diverse school placements, you’ll discover how to create learning spaces that are safe, diverse and passionate wherever you are.

  • Develop discipline-specific knowledge through a choice of specialist interest areas.
  • Gain valuable skills through real-world experience in schools and educational environments.
  • Build strong knowledge in digital learning, literacy and numeracy and learning contexts so you can confidently teach with the latest skills.
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Your questions answered

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Why did you study education at La Trobe?

Jasvinder shares what sets La Trobe apart and why she picked La Trobe for her degree.

What are placements like?

Jasvinder explains how placements work and shares what it's like to go on placement.

What was your favourite subject?

Jasvinder talks about her favourite subject – the elective on climate change.

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Times Higher Education (THE), 2021, World University Rankings 2022 by subject: education


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Possible careers

After graduation, you'll be prepared to work in learning- or education-related fields across a wide range of industries.

Teach, mentor, and support children in primary schools.

Teach, mentor and support children in secondary schools.

Develop, implement and deliver community education programs and interventions.

Provide guidance for advisory boards, private organisations, and local and state governments.

Help increase community understanding of sustainability and issues affecting our natural environment.

Explore Education & teaching

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Education courses

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