Education and Arts

Education pathways

 Teacher

Becoming a Teacher

ACU's teaching and education courses will see you graduate with an in-demand qualification from a range of diverse programs across early childhood, primary and secondary teaching, inclusive and disability education and leadership development.

Teaching as a Career

As a teacher you are able to support the growth and development of young minds and make a difference in their lives whilst having a fun and fulfilling career where you do something you love.


Pathways into an ACU teaching degree

If you don't meet the state based requirements for entry into any of our initial teacher education courses listed below, there is more than one way to become a teacher with ACU. Choose the best option for your situation.

Entry Requirements into:

Depending on your situation, you are able to enrol into the courses below and after successful completion of the course or the relevant units you are able to enrol into the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary).

I have the ATAR/OP but I don’t meet the prerequisites

*(NSW applicants ONLY) - If you only have 2 band 5s you are able to do a bridging unit to meet the prerequisites. Bridging Units - English, Maths or Science (Strathfield) ($100 per bridging unit)

I don’t have the ATAR/OP but have the prerequisites
I don’t have the ATAR/OP and I don’t meet the prerequisites
I don’t have an ATAR/OP
OR
I don’t meet the University minimum ATAR/OP requirement
Enrol and successfully complete two single fee paying units from the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation).  After successful completion of two single units in Mathematics or English (recommended) you can enrol into the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation).

Depending on your situation, you are able to enrol into the courses below and after successful completion of the course or the relevant units you are able to enrol into the Bachelor of Education (Primary).

I have the ATAR/OP but don’t meet the prerequisites
I don’t have the ATAR/OP but I have the prerequisites
OR
I don’t have the ATAR/OP and I don’t meet the prerequisites
I don’t have an ATAR/OP
OR
I don’t meet the University minimum ATAR/OP requirement
Enrol and successfully complete two single fee paying units from the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). After successful completion of two single units in Mathematics or English (recommended) you can enrol into the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation).

Depending on your situation, you are able to enrol into the courses below and after successful completion of the course or the relevant units you are able to enrol into the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts,Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science and Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Science.

I have the ATAR/OP but I don’t have the prerequisites
I don’t have the ATAR/OP but I have the prerequisites
OR
I don’t have the ATAR/OP and I don’t have the prerequisites
I don’t have an ATAR/OP
OR
I don’t meet the University minimum ATAR/OP requirement
Enrol and successfully complete two single fee paying units from the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). After successful completion of two single units in Mathematics or English (recommended) you can enrol into the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation).

I plan to use this degree to place me in the classroom. From there I can educate the next generation and act as a positive role model. Through my actions I desire for my students to grow into members of society who have healthy understanding of those around them, using this paradigm to impact their community in a way that edifies and gives hope to each person they meet.

Current student - Issak Stewart, Bachelor of Education (Primary)