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.
From 2018 applicants who apply for entry into this initial teacher education course will be required to complete a non-academic assessment. The assessment is to demonstrate suitability for teaching and will be part of your application when applying for admission into this course. Please visit our Suitability for teaching page for more information.
Note: For NSW applicants, 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. (see New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA) website). If you do not achieve the ATAR required for entry to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts, you can enrol in the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) at ACU and on successful completion of this Diploma, you can apply for entry to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts. If you are offered a place, you can receive credit for the first year of the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts program.
For Victorian applicants: From 2018, students seeking to enter an undergraduate ITE program on the basis of their ATAR will have an ATAR of 65 or equivalent following access and equity considerations. From 2019, the minimum ATAR will be 70.