Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
|Duration||4 years full-time, 8 years part-time|
|Next start term||Term 1, 2024|
|Study mode||On Campus|
CQUniversity's Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will prepare you as a well-rounded graduate that qualifies for professional registration as a teacher throughout Australia.
The course includes 125 days of planned teaching practice in secondary schools plus other opportunities for you to apply theoretical knowledge in practical ways. You will also develop the skills required to teach effectively in a wide range of contemporary educational settings.
During your studies, you will choose two teaching disciplines to focus on, such as biology (including year 7–10 science), business, chemistry (including year 7 to 10 science), English, geography, health and physical education (including year 7–10 HPE and year 11–12 physical education), history, home economics and hospitality, industrial technology and design, mathematics and psychology.
- Authentic Learning Experiences
- Work-integrated learning
- Fast-track Option
- Local Networks
- Trade-Entry Pathway
On completion of a Bachelor of Education (Secondary), you will be qualified to teach two specialist areas within secondary schools to Year 12. Like most professions, teaching has specific workforce demands and sometimes oversupply. Before undertaking a course of study, you should check with major employers regarding potential employment prospects.
Structure & Availability
To graduate with a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you are required to complete 30 units, including core educational studies and 12 units in two chosen discipline teaching areas (six units per discipline teaching area).
Discipline teaching areas:
- biology (including year 7 – 10 science)
- chemistry (including year 7 – 10 science)
- English geography health and physical education (including year 7 – 10 HPE and year 11 – 12 physical education)
- home economics and hospitality
- industrial technology and design
- psychology (including year 7 – 10 science)
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
|Term 1, 2024||Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2, 2024||Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton|
You will choose two minors that correlate to your two distinct teaching discipline areas. You can choose from:
- Agricultural Science (including Year 7-10 Science)
- Biology (including Year 7-10 Science)
- Chemistry (including Year 7-10 Science)
- Health and Physical Education (including Year 7-10 HPE and Year 11-12 Physical Education)
- Home Economics and Hospitality
- Industrial Technology and Design
- Psychology (including Year 7-10 Science)
Professional Practice - Queensland College of Teachers
Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course.
Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and Learning - EDFE14021
Supervised and assessed in-school placement as per EDFE14021 Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and Learning Unit Profile
Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with Others - EDFE13033
Supervised and assessed in-school placement as per EDFE13033 Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with Others Unit Profile
Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of Curriculum - EDFE12043
Supervised and assessed in-school placement as per EDFE12043 Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of Curriculum Unit Profile
Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching - EDFE11038
Supervised and assessed in-school placement as per EDFE11038 Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching Unit Profile
Duration of Professional Practice units
Benefit from supervised placements to graduate classroom ready. Check below for more detail on the length of each placement block.
|Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching||EDFE11038||15-day block of practical experience under the guidance of a supervising teacher in a school setting.|
|Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of Curriculum||EDFE12043||15-day block placement in a secondary school.|
|Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with Others||EDFE13033||25-day block placement in a secondary school.|
|Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and Learning||EDFE14021||25-day block placement in a classroom environment plus five one-day visits to prepare you for the continuous five-week teaching block.|
When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.
After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to.
English (Unit 3 & 4, Grade C or higher) or equivalent; and
General Mathematics, Mathematics Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Unit 3 & 4, Grade C or higher) or equivalent.
Non-academic capabilities of all initial teacher education applicants will be assessed based on the submission of a personal statement that addresses the key attributes and motivations to become an effective teacher, as outlined by AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership).
Applicants may consider the prompts mentioned below in each question to frame their response.
Tell us what has inspired you to become a teacher and tell us why you think teaching is a good career choice for you.
(In your response, describe who and what has inspired you to become a teacher and describe the types of skills and abilities you will bring to teaching.)
Describe one or two leadership, community and/or learning & development activities that you have engaged in.
(In your response describe how these leadership, community and/or learning & development activities demonstrate your conscientiousness and coping strategies when you are faced with challenges.)
Describe how you manage your time when you are both planning and coordinating activities in your personal schedule.
(In your response provide examples of how you have put both your planning and coordinating skills to use.)
Tell us about one or two times where you have utilised your problem-solving skills to achieve an outcome.
(In your response explain what you learned, regardless of whether the outcome you achieved was positive or undesirable.)
Please note, personal statement requirements may differ depending on application method.
English Proficiency Requirements
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 1 year fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) test with an overall band score of at least 7.5 with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 8.0 for Speaking and Listening.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study with CQUniversity, and must appear on a single result certificate.
If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for
Each student will be assessed individually.
COVID-19 vaccination is no longer a mandatory requirement for workers in early childhood, primary and secondary education settings. Decisions on mandatory vaccinations will instead be made by the owner or operator of these settings and as such students undertaking work-integrated learning will need to adhere to the individual education setting requirements.
Students must meet the inherent requirements for the chosen teaching area (minor) pathway selected and must ensure they adhere to any requirements within the scope of teaching these subjects within schools.
Students must be in possession of a current Positive Notice Blue Card (or equivalent “Working with Children” check issued in other Australian states or territories) to be eligible for placement in a school site.
Fees & Scholarships
2023 Indicative Fees
|International Indicative First Term Fee||A$15,870|
|International Indicative First Year Fee||A$31,740|
Please note the following important information:
- Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
- Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
- Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
- The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
- Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
- It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
- The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
- Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
- Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
- International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).
Please refer to our international course fees page.
How to apply
Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.