Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
068234J
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2018 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Brisbane (17/63)
  • Canberra (60.00)
  • Melbourne (65.60)
  • Strathfield (60.00)
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The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) is a double degree in Education and the Arts for students who want to teach in government, non-government or independent secondary schools.

Students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an effective secondary classroom teacher.

Secondary school placements during the course also ensure valuable practical experience for students. Students will study a major and minor (and/or extended minor in Humanities areas) in two Arts disciplines from the list below:

Brisbane

Majors/Minors
  • Business Studies (major or minor)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • History (major)
  • Literature (major or minor)
  • Music (major or minor)
  • Theological Studies1 or Study of Religions2 (major or minor)
  • Visual Arts (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additional two units from another area of Geography

  • History (minor)

Canberra

Majors/Minors:
  • Business Studies (major or minor)
  • Geography (major or minor)
  • History (major or minor)
  • Literature (major or minor)
  • Mathematics (major or minor)
  • Modern Languages (major or minor)
  • Music (major or minor)
  • Study of Religions (minor only)
  • Visual Arts (major or minor)

Melbourne

Majors/Minors:
  • Business Studies (major only)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • Healthy Development (minor only)
  • History (major)
  • Literature (major or minor)
  • Mathematics (major or minor)
  • Music (major only)
  • Psychology (minor only from 2019)
  • Theological Studies1,2 or Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additional two units from another area of Geography or History

  • Economics
  • Geography (minor only)
  • History (minor)
  • Philosophy (minor only)
  • Politics and International Relations (minor only)
  • Sociology (minor only)

Sydney (Strathfield)

Majors/Minors:
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • History (major)
  • Literature
  • Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additonal two units from Geography or History

  • Geography (+2 History)
  • History (+2 Geography or History)*
  • Sociology (minor only +2 History)

Major/minor to be completed with an additional two units from another area of Finance/Accounting and Business Management

  • Economics

Minors:

  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts

* In Strathfield students have the option of combining ancient and modern history units in a 10 unit sequence.

Unit offerings include options in Theology and Religious Education that enable students to teach in Catholic/Lutheran schools.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Canberra (Attendance) - (Application not available)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Canberra
  • Semester 1 - Not on offer
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
  • Average first year fee: $8654 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)
Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

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

Assumed knowledge includes minimum requirements in English and Mathematics as well as in intended teaching area to be studied.

In addition applicants will be required to:

  1. demonstrate suitability for teaching;
  2. meet any additional prerequisite requirements imposed by state jurisdictions.

Applicants who do not meet state jurisdictional minimum requirements will be able to undertake approved alternative entry pathways.

International 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 the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge:
    • Major in English (T)
    • SOSE (T)
    • Mathematics discipline: Major in Mathematics (T)

New South Wales

  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge:
    • A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English
    • Mathematics discipline: Mathematics other than Mathematics General 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 (4,SA)
    • Maths A, B or C (4,SA)

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) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: Mathematics (any).
  • Assumed Knowledge:
    • Music discipline: AMEB Grade VI or Year 12 Practical Music.
    • Mathematics discipline: Units 3 and 4: Mathematical Methods

2. Additional Approvals

All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

1 Subject to permission from course coordinators.
2 Students wanting to teach Religious Education are advised to consult with their Course Coordinator to ensure they enrol in the correct sequence of units.

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2018

OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer 3 1
Median OP to receive an offer 13 11
Lowest OP to receive an offer 19 17
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer 96 99
Median Rank to receive an offer 72 77
Lowest Rank to receive an offer 60 63
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 88.10 98.10
Median ATAR to receive an offer 60.40 70.40
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 56.35 64.35
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 94.75 97.05
Median ATAR to receive an offer 71.58 76.58
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 57.85 65.60
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 91.60 99.95
Median ATAR to receive an offer 69.13 78.78
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 52.00 60.45

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/P
Vocational education and training (VET) study 19 25.33%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 45 60.00%
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) <5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students 75 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
0 0.00%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students 0 0.00%
All students 10 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
23 26.14%
Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 47 53.41%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 10 11.36%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students 88 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2018
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
21 15.33%
Vocational education and training (VET) study <5 N/P
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
5 3.65%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 75 54.74%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 7 5.11%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 26 18.98%
International students <5 N/P
All students 137 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units. Note - you may need to complete up to 8 units (equivalent to one year full-time) and achieve more than a pass grade to gain entry to this course.

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

NSW Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Entry Requirements

Entry to all undergraduate teaching degrees in New South Wales (NSW) requires three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English or equivalent. 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.

Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

Students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before undertaking their final professional experience placement.

Domestic Students

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) is a double degree in Education and the Arts for students who want to teach in government, non-government or independent secondary schools.

Students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an effective secondary classroom teacher.

Secondary school placements during the course also ensure valuable practical experience for students. Students will study a major and minor (and/or extended minor in Humanities areas) in two Arts disciplines from the list below:

Brisbane

Majors/Minors
  • Business Studies (major or minor)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • History (major)
  • Literature (major or minor)
  • Music (major or minor)
  • Theological Studies1 or Study of Religions2 (major or minor)
  • Visual Arts (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additional two units from another area of Geography

  • History (minor)

Canberra

Majors/Minors:
  • Business Studies (major or minor)
  • Geography (major or minor)
  • History (major or minor)
  • Literature (major or minor)
  • Mathematics (major or minor)
  • Modern Languages (major or minor)
  • Music (major or minor)
  • Study of Religions (minor only)
  • Visual Arts (major or minor)

Melbourne

Majors/Minors:
  • Business Studies (major only)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • Healthy Development (minor only)
  • History (major)
  • Literature (major or minor)
  • Mathematics (major or minor)
  • Music (major only)
  • Psychology (minor only from 2019)
  • Theological Studies1,2 or Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additional two units from another area of Geography or History

  • Economics
  • Geography (minor only)
  • History (minor)
  • Philosophy (minor only)
  • Politics and International Relations (minor only)
  • Sociology (minor only)

Sydney (Strathfield)

Majors/Minors:
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • History (major)
  • Literature
  • Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additonal two units from Geography or History

  • Geography (+2 History)
  • History (+2 Geography or History)*
  • Sociology (minor only +2 History)

Major/minor to be completed with an additional two units from another area of Finance/Accounting and Business Management

  • Economics

Minors:

  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology
  • Visual Arts

* In Strathfield students have the option of combining ancient and modern history units in a 10 unit sequence.

Unit offerings include options in Theology and Religious Education that enable students to teach in Catholic/Lutheran schools.

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Brisbane
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Melbourne
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020
Strathfield
  • 11-Feb-2019 , 22-Jul-2019 , 10-Feb-2020

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings
  • Unit Fee: $2840.00 (2019)
  • Average first year fee: $22720.00 (2019)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $90880.00 (2019)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an IELTS minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking. Pre-requisites may also apply for entry into some major and minor sequences.

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.
International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

NSW Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Entry Requirements

Entry to all undergraduate teaching degrees in New South Wales (NSW) requires three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English or equivalent. 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.

Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)

Students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before undertaking their final professional experience placement.

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