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
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
Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts program.