Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - CC13
A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will prepare you as a well-rounded graduate that qualifies for professional registration as a secondary school teacher within Australia. You will benefit from frequent and meaningful opportunities for work experience and professional practice in authentic educational settings.
Trade to Teach Internship - Applications are open now!
The Queensland Department of Education's new Trade to Teach pilot program sees tradespeople supported as they become Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) teachers. Through this program, you can receive a $20,000 scholarship, a paid internship, an ITD mentor and a guaranteed permanent teaching role upon graduation in a Queensland secondary state school. Applications for the Trade to Teach Internship Program close on Sunday, 9 October 2022. Find out more in the Course Details section below.
On Campus, Online
4 years full-time, 8 years part-time
Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton, Online
English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C). Non-academic entry requirements also apply.
No recommended study required
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 85 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 to teach effectively in various 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.
If you hold a relevant trade qualification and want to become an Industrial Technology and Design or Home Economics teacher, you may be eligible to apply via our trade-entry pathway. The trade-entry pathway recognises prior learning (RPL) for your approved trade into the course and reduces the number of units you will need to complete. Graduates from the trade-entry pathway exit with one teaching area only, given they receive RPL into the course.
Trade to Teach Internship - applications are open
Take your trade to the classroom with the Queensland Department of Education Trade to Teach Internship program. This program sees eligible tradespeople supported as they become Industrial Technology and Design (ITD) teachers. CQU is one of two universities in Queensland to offer eligible prospective students, the opportunity to apply for the Trade to Teach Internship program.
The Trade to Teach Internship program offers:
- A $20,000 scholarship in the first year of study of CQU's Bachelor of Education (Secondary), specialising in ITD.
- Internship employment (with a half teaching load) in a Queensland secondary state school for the second and remaining years of study.
- Access to a community of practice and dedicated ITD mentor.
- A permanent position in a Queensland State School upon graduation and provisional registration as a teacher.
How do I apply for the Internship Program?
To apply for the Trade to Teach Internship Program, you'll need to:
- Apply for a Trade to Teach Internship via the Trade to Teach website: Applications for the Trade to Teach Internship are open and close on Sunday, 9 October 2022. Eligibility criteria apply. Find out more and submit your application via the Queensland Department of Education Trade to Teach website.
- Apply for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) via our ApplyCQUni portal: At the same time that you apply for the Trade to Teach Internship Program, you'll also need to apply to study our Bachelor of Education (Secondary). To apply to study this course under this arrangement, submit your application via our ApplyCQUni portal.
|Core Units||18||Major Units||None|
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)
- 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.
Your choicesOur teaching courses are initial teacher education course and qualify you for professional registration by the Queensland College of Teachers.
- Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
- Bachelor of Education (Primary)
- Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
If you hold a Bachelor degree in a non-education discipline and wish to gain a teaching qualification, choose from:
Real-world opportunitiesYou will have the opportunity to complete professional practice blocks where you will gain practical and relevant experience. These blocks are scheduled in each year of your course giving you opportunities to continually apply the skills and knowledge you gain from your studies to authentic teaching scenarios.
The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) includes 85 days of planned teaching practice in schools broken into four professional practice blocks.
Your e-portfolioThroughout your studies, you will have opportunities to develop an e-portfolio. Your e-portfolio is a valuable career planning and preparation tool that you can use to showcase to future employers your abilities and demonstrate the experience, skills and knowledge you have gained through your studies.
Your professional practice blocks and the authentic assessments that you complete throughout your studies provide you with opportunities to build and develop your e-portfolio and enhance your career outcomes.
|Term 1 - 2023||Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 2 - 2023||Bundaberg, Mackay, Rockhampton|
|Term 1 - 2023||Available Online|
|Term 2 - 2023||Available Online|
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|Health and Physical Education||6|
All ESSC units have compulsory Residential Schools for Mixed Mode students. Please ensure you check the CQUniversity Handbook Residential School Page for dates and the relevant Unit Profile for more details. Please note that residential schools may be held outside the term in which the unit is run.
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|Home Economics and Hospitality||6|
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|Industrial Technology and Design||6|
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|Psychology (including Year 7-10 Science)||6|
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|Professional Practice 1 - Introduction to Teaching||EDFE11038||Supervised Placement as per EDFE11038 Unit Profile|
|Professional Practice 2 (Secondary) - Application of Curriculum||EDFE12043||Supervised Placement as per EDFE12043 Unit Profile|
|Professional Practice 3 (Secondary) - Engagement with Others||EDFE13033||Supervised Placement as per EDFE13033 Unit Profile|
|Professional Practice 4 - Engaged Teaching and Learning||EDFE14021||Supervised Placement as per EDFE14021 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.|
A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.
The rank threshold for this course is: SR 62 | ATAR 62.0
Student ProfileIf you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2022.
Institute ProfileTo find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2022 view our Institute Profile.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementThe COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
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
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.
Each student will be assessed individually.
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.
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.
Some states and territories are requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for all school staff. Please be aware that these regulations would apply to preservice teachers. Regulations may be introduced in your state prior to, or at the time of, your scheduled placement/s and you must adhere to these requirements.
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.
Graduates are eligible to apply for provisional registration as a teacher upon completion of the course.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$6,644.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 1. Some units may fall within Band 2 and/or 3.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided by the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.|
At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more.
|Western Australia||ONL: 150614|
|Queensland||ROK: 850232 ; BDG: 810232; MKY: 840232; ONL: 850235|
If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.
Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Creating one is quick and easy if you do not have a USI. Visit usi.gov.au to create one.
Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.
What’s the best way to apply?
- Option 1: Ideal for most situations, whether you have completed high school recently or some time ago.
- Option 2: Ideal if you are studying with one of our partner study hubs.
- Option 3: For those studying via the Queensland Department of Education's Trade to Teach Internship Program.
- Option 4: Perfect for returning CQU students or if you are changing your CQU course.
Option 1: Ideal for most situations, apply via a Tertiary Admission CentreView the table below for the best application option based on where you live.
|If you live in||Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC)*|
|Queensland||Apply via QTAC|
|All other states||Apply via ApplyCQUNI|
*Please note that you may be required to pay a fee when applying via a TAC.
Option 2: Want to study with one of our partner study hubs? Apply via ApplyCQUniBenefit from local support, space, technology and facilities offered by one of our delivery partners.
|Uni Hub Spencer Gulf Hub||Supported online study, which may include local tutorial support, and access to local study facilities.|
|Murray River Study Hub||Access to local study facilities.|
Option 3: If you will be studying with support via the Queensland Department of Education's Trade to Teach Internship Program, apply via ApplyCQUni.The Trade to Teach Internship program is offered by the Queensland Department of Education. Applications for the Trade to Teach Internship are open from 12 September to 9 October 2022 via the Trade to Teach website. In addition to your application for the Trade to Teach Internship program, you will also need to apply to study the Bachelor of Education (Secondary). To apply, submit your application via our ApplyCQUni portal.
Option 4: If you have previously studied with CQUni, apply direct.As a past CQUni student, you may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity for this course. To apply direct, your prior study with CQUni must be a completed or partially completed CQUni course or unit, including:
- CQUni’s Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS), Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), or Start Uni Now (SUN) units.
- A CQUni certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master's or research higher degree, or a unit within these courses.