Step into our classroom to gain the skills to become a leader in your own. You’ll graduate with two teaching areas and with the confidence, skills and practical experience to teach across all stages of secondary school. These teaching areas enable the development of deep knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching. Studies may be extended by pairing this course with other degrees allowing you to graduate with diverse career options.


Blacktown, 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)

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

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:
Prerequisite: To study a major or minor in Mathematics: Units 3 and 4: Mathematical Methods

Career outcomes 

  • 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 secondary teacher in government, independent, Catholic, and other faith-based schools. This program is pending accreditation. Once accredited the program will meet the teacher education component of the qualification requirements for registration in all states and territories.

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