The Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus) is a unique teacher education course developed specifically for educators in Pacific Island contexts. The course offers three career pathways for graduates and is a gateway to completing further studies toward a Bachelor of Education (Pacific Focus). This initial-teacher education qualification encompasses working with children in Early Childhood Education, Primary Education, and Secondary Education.
Being a teacher is a rewarding career and this program aims to provide Pacific Island educators with necessary professional skills and qualifications to meet the needs of current and future generations of students. Students will have opportunities to develop their skills, knowledge and aptitudes for contributing to one of the largest professions worldwide.
This course is a two-year pre-service teaching qualification. It is designed to suit the Pacific context and meets requirements of Pacific Island Nation Education Acts that require a two-year teaching qualification. This course is not accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).
English Language Proficiency
Literacy and Numeracy Requirements
Candidates undertaking the Secondary Mathematics specialisation are required to enrol on a non-award basis in the unit MTHS100 Introduction to Quantitative Skills and complete this unit within 12 months of commencing the Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus).
Candidates undertaking the Secondary Science specialisation are required to enrol on a non-award basis in the units MTHS100 Introduction to Quantitative Skills and CHEM100 Introductory Chemistry and complete these units within 12 months of commencing the Associate Degree in Teaching (Pacific Focus).
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Early childhood, primary or secondary school teacher in Pacific Island Countries; education related career choices.