As both a primary and secondary teacher you will be able to inspire, nurture and develop expertise in young people. You will become qualified to teach across the schooling year levels from primary to Year 12. This course gives you the flexibility of multiple career options. You will develop knowledge and skills in primary curriculum and one specialist secondary teaching area. By selecting religious education and/or theology units, you will be eligible to teach in Catholic and other faith-based schools.


Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Strathfield


4 yrs FT (or equivalent PT)

Essential Requirements for Admission

Assumed knowledge: Major in English (T); Major in Mathematics (T)


Secondary Teaching:

Assumed Knowledge: Humanities: Studies of Society and Environment SOSE (T); Mathematics discipline: Major in Mathematics (T)

Assumed knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English, two units of Mathematics Band 4.

Secondary Teaching: Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics discipline: Mathematics (other than Mathematics General 2).

This course includes a full year of discipline studies to allow applicants to meet the three band 5 entry requirements.

English (units 3 and 4, C); general mathematics, mathematical methods or specialist mathematics (units 3 and 4, C); a general science subject (units 3 and 4, C).
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 (any mathematics). Secondary teaching: for study in mathematics (units 3 and 4) mathematical methods. Additional prerequisites may apply for certain secondary teaching areas.

Career outcomes

  • Primary school teacher
  • secondary school teacher
  • educator in community education centres
  • private colleges and inclusive education settings
  • policy development.

Professional Experience

80 days. Year 1: Community Engagement, minimum of 35 hours. Year 2: 10 days, 15 days. Year 3: 20 days. Year 4: 5 days, 30 days.
*Community engagement will be undertaken in an educational setting.

Professional Recognition / Accreditation

Graduates are eligible for registration as a primary or secondary teacher in government, independent, Catholic, and other faith-based schools. This program meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirements for registration in all states and territories.

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