Secondary Mathematics and Science Initiative

What is SMSI?

SMSI is an exciting partnership between the Victorian DET and Deakin University that offers a fully funded two-year Graduate Certificate at Deakin. The courses are designed for out of field teachers in Mathematics or Science. The Initiative includes funding to your school to support substantial release time for you to undertake the course. 


Each of the Graduate Certificates represents an innovative and research-informed course design focusing on contemporary, evidence based approaches to teaching and learning supported by committed and enthusiastic lecturing staff. There is also a return to study program (CIRCLS) that offers individualised support.


Each unit includes four face to face intensives and three after school online seminars where learning is supported by a sophisticated cloud-based platform with additional resources including online discussion forums and a dedicated facebook page. 


participation in these courses provides opportunitiers to collaborate and learn together with colleagues from schools across Victoria.

Graduate Certificates in Secondary Mathematics and in Secondary Science

Is this for me?

  • Are you currently teaching 7-10 mathematics or science out-of-field, without full qualifications in the field?
  • Do you want to earn a funded qualification to improve your knowledge and practice in teaching mathematics or science? 
  • Are you a qualified science teacher with one discipline major but could benefit from further study in teaching and learning in other science disciplines?

Videos of the experience of 2021 SMSI participants

Watch these and share with your friends and colleagues who may be interested

Graduate certificate of secondary Mathematics

Graduate certificate of secondary science

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Alert your colleagues to this web page and the SMSI site