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Australian Catholic University (ACU)

  • 12% international / 88% domestic

Bachelor of Education (Primary and Secondary)

  • Bachelor

As a primary and secondary teacher, you will be able to inspire, nurture and develop expertise in young people. Qualified to teach across the schooling year levels from foundation year to Year 12, this course gives you the flexibility of multiple career options.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
4 years full-time
Course Code
0102075

About this course

As a primary and secondary teacher, you will be able to inspire, nurture and develop expertise in young people. Qualified to teach across the schooling year levels from foundation year to Year 12, this course gives you the flexibility of multiple career options. You will develop knowledge and skills in primary curriculum areas including English, mathematics, the Arts, , health and physical education and social science and technologies. For your secondary teaching discipline, you have the option to choose from a broader range of teaching areas. By selecting Religious Education units and/or a Theology sequence, you will be eligible to teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools.. As part of this course you will undertake a minimum of 80 days of professional experience in primary and secondary school settings

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. For applicants who are not Year 12 students, the assessment may include year 12 or other studies undertaken to allocate an equivalent ranking. Additionally, ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. ACU also offers approved, alternative entry pathway programs for domestic and international students.

As a primary and secondary teacher, you will be able to inspire, nurture and develop expertise in young people. Qualified to teach across the schooling year levels from foundation year to Year 12, this course gives you the flexibility of multiple career options. You will develop knowledge and skills in primary curriculum areas including English, mathematics, the Arts, , health and physical education and social science and technologies. For your secondary teaching discipline, you have the option to choose from a broader range of teaching areas. By selecting Religious Education units and/or a Theology sequence, you will be eligible to teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools.. As part of this course you will undertake a minimum of 80 days of professional experience in primary and secondary school settings

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. For applicants who are not Year 12 students, the assessment may include year 12 or other studies undertaken to allocate an equivalent ranking. Additionally, ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. ACU also offers approved, alternative entry pathway programs for domestic and international students.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

In addition, applicants will be required to demonstrate suitability for teaching.

All applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed:

  1. the following prerequisites at year 12 level or equivalent:
Australian Capital Territory
  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: Studies in English (T); Studies in Mathematics (T)
    To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Studies in Mathematics (T)
New South Wales
  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English and Two units of Mathematics Band 4
    To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Mathematics Advanced or Mathematics Extension 1 or 2
  • Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach

Queensland
  • Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C); a General science subject (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • Assumed Knowledge: To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Mathematical Methods C
Victoria
  • Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English; Mathematics: Units 1 and 2 - two units (any study combination with a minimum score of 25) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4 (any Mathematics).
    To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Units 3 and 4: Mathematical Methods

OR

  1. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may be selected following an interview with the course coordinator and staff of the campus Indigenous Higher Education Unit. They should have:
    1. minimum of three years' work experience; or
    2. of year 12 or equivalent; or
    3. relevant tertiary study skills or successful completion of a Tertiary Communication Skills program.

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2021 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

Study locations

Canberra

Strathfield

Melbourne

Brisbane

Career pathways

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in primary or secondary schools throughout Australia.