Becoming a teacher

ACU's teaching and education courses will see you graduate with an in-demand qualification from a range of diverse programs across early childhood, primary and secondary teaching, inclusive and disability education and leadership development.

Teaching as a career

As a teacher you are able to support the growth and development of young minds and make a difference in their lives whilst having a fun and fulfilling career where you do something you love.

Pathways into an ACU teaching degree

If you don't meet the state based requirements for entry into any of our initial teacher education courses listed below, there is more than one way to become a teacher with ACU. Choose the best option for your situation.


 

I'm looking to study in NSW/ACT

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five) and you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. Apply through UAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the entry requirements. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for entry. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

 

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Educational Studies. If you successfully complete one year of full time study and meet progression and non-academic requirements you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Apply to UAC. Commonwealth Supported Places available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

 

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Arts and you can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities/Visual Arts, Mathematics or Technology) after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. You may be able to transfer after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply through UAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available.  Or Alternatively, you could complete the Bachelor of Arts and enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with one or more approved teaching areas.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full- time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

 

Enrol and successfully complete two single fee-paying non-award units from the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). Mathematics and English recommended. Apply direct to ACU.

After successful completion of two non-award units, you can apply for a teaching course at ACU. Your ATAR will be recalculated if all academic and non-academic entry requirements are met, an offer will be made.

If you still don’t meet the requirements, you can apply for the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) with a Commonwealth Supported Place, and apply for two units of credit. If you pass all units in the diploma you can then apply for entry into a teacher education course.

I'm looking to study in Victoria

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five), and you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) after successfully completing one year of study, and receive credit for relevant units completed. Apply through VTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full- time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. If you complete the full diploma you can apply for entry to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and receive up to 60 credit points towards your studies. Apply directly to ACU College.

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Educational Studies.  If you successfully complete one year of full time study and meet progression and non-academic requirements you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Apply to VTAC.  Commonwealth Supported Places available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full- time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Certificate in Education Support (Pathway). Apply directly to ACU College.

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Arts and you can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities/Visual Arts or Mathematics) after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. You may be able to transfer after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply through VTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available. Alternatively, you could complete the Bachelor of Arts and enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with one or more approved teaching areas.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full- time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, and you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. Apply through VTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available. Alternatively, you could complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with one or more approved teaching areas.

OR

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science and you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. Apply through VTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available. Alternatively, you could complete the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science and enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with one or more approved teaching areas.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU.

A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (Pathway). Students will need to meet the maths entry requirement for teaching. Apply directly to ACU College.

Enrol and successfully complete two single fee-paying non-award units from the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). Mathematics and English recommended. Apply direct to ACU.

After successful completion of two non-award units, you can apply for a teaching course at ACU. Your ATAR will be recalculated if all academic and non-academic entry requirements are met, an offer will be made.

If you still don’t meet the requirements, you can apply for the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) with a Commonwealth Supported Place, and apply for two units of credit. If you pass all units in the diploma you can then apply for entry into a teacher education course.

I'm looking to study in Queensland

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five), and you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) after successfully completing one year of study, and receive credit for relevant units completed. Apply through QTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. If you complete the full diploma you can apply for entry to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary) and receive up to 60 credit points towards your studies. Apply directly to ACU College.

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Educational Studies.  If you successfully complete one year of full time study and meet progression and non-academic requirements you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Primary). Apply to QTAC.  Commonwealth Supported Places available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Certificate in Education Support (Pathway). Apply directly to ACU College.

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Arts and you can apply for transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. You may be able to transfer after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply through QTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available. Alternatively, you could complete the Bachelor of Arts and enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with one or more approved teaching areas.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

I don't meet the entry requirements

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science, and you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. Apply through QTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available. Alternatively, you could complete the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science and enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with one or more approved teaching areas.

OR

Apply for entry to the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science and you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Exercise Science after successfully completing one year of study. If you meet eligibility to enter the teaching degree you can receive credit for relevant units completed. Apply through QTAC. Commonwealth Supported Places are available. Alternatively, you could complete the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science and enrol in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) with one or more approved teaching areas.

OR

Apply for entry to the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). If you successfully complete this course you can apply to progress to the teaching degree. You may be able to progress after one full-time semester if you pass 40 credit points and meet the prerequisites. Students can seek credit towards the teaching degree for units completed beyond those required for prerequisites. Apply direct to ACU. A number of Commonwealth Supported Places are available.

OR

Apply for entry to the Certificate or Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (Pathway). Students will need to meet the maths entry requirement for teaching. Apply directly to ACU College.

Enrol and successfully complete two single fee-paying non-award units from the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation). Mathematics and English recommended. Apply direct to ACU.

After successful completion of two non-award units, you can apply for a teaching course at ACU. Your ATAR will be recalculated if all academic and non-academic entry requirements are met, an offer will be made.

If you still don’t meet the requirements, you can apply for the Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation) with a Commonwealth Supported Place, and apply for two units of credit. If you pass all units in the diploma you can then apply for entry into a teacher education course.

"I plan to use this degree to place me in the classroom. From there I can educate the next generation and act as a positive role model. Through my actions I desire for my students to grow into members of society who have healthy understanding of those around them, using this paradigm to impact their community in a way that edifies and gives hope to each person they meet."
Current student - Issak Stewart, Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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