Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities)

Available to:
Domestic and International students.
CRICOS:
068234J
Location:
  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield
Duration:

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

2019 Main Round ATAR/OP :
  • Brisbane (17/65)
  • Melbourne (70.00)
  • Strathfield (60.00)

Entry to this course is governed by the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy. The selection of course entrants is based on academic merit and satisfaction of non-academic capabilities for entry to initial teacher education. In accordance with the mission of ACU, the Faculty of Education and Arts is committed to providing access to education for a diversity of students. For applicants who are not Year 12 students, the assessment may include year 12 or other studies undertaken to allocate an equivalent ranking. Additionally, ACU provides a range of access and equity schemes which consider additional or alternative factors in assessing applicants, including applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. ACU also offers approved, alternative entry pathway programs for domestic and international students.

Description

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) is a double degree in Education and the Arts for students who want to teach in government, non-government or independent secondary schools.

Students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an effective secondary classroom teacher.

Secondary school placements during the course also ensure valuable practical experience for students. Students will study a major and minor (and/or extended minor in Humanities areas) in two Arts disciplines from the list below:

Brisbane

Majors/Minors
  • Business Studies (major or minor)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • English (major or minor)
  • Geography (minor)
  • History (major or minor)
  • Music (major or minor)
  • Theological Studies or Study of Religions* (major or minor)
  • Visual Arts (major or minor)

* Unit offerings include units in Theological Studies and Religious Education that enable students to teach Religious Education in Catholic/Lutheran schools.

Melbourne

Majors/Minors:
  • Business Studies (major only)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • Economics (minor)
  • English (major or minor)
  • Geography (minor)
  • Healthy Development (minor only)
  • History (major or minor)
  • Mathematics (major or minor)
  • Music (major only)
  • Psychology (minor only)
  • Theological Studies1,2 or Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additional two units from another area of either Geography or History:

  • Philosophy (minor only)
  • Politics and International Relations (minor only)
  • Sociology (minor only)

Sydney (Strathfield)

Majors/Minors:
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • Economics (major or minor)
  • English (major or minor)
  • History (major or minor)**
  • Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors only:

  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Mathematics

Minors to be completed with an additional two units of History.

  • Sociology

Minor to be completed with an additional two units of 300-level Visual Arts:

  • Visual Arts

** In Strathfield students have the option of combining ancient and modern history units in a 10 unit sequence.

Unit offerings include options in Theology and Religious Education that enable students to teach in Catholic/Lutheran schools.


1 Subject to permission  from course coordinators.
2 Students wanting to teach Religious Education  are advised to consult with their Course Coordinator to ensure they enrol in the  correct sequence of units.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Campus availability and study mode

Campus availability

  • Brisbane (Attendance)
  • Melbourne (Attendance)
  • Strathfield (Attendance)

Study mode definitions

Attendance: Face-to-face and/or via video conference, at an ACU campus or another location.

Multi-mode: A combination of Online and Attendance (including examinations, practicums, residentials, etc.).

Online: Fully online (including assessments).

Sample Course Map

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5
Year 1 - Semester 1 Arts major unit 1 Arts minor unit 1 COMM170
Interpreting and communicating Ideas
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
LNTE110
Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic
Year 1 - Semester 2 Arts major unit 2 Arts minor unit 2 Arts major unit 3 Arts minor unit 3  
Year 2 - Semester 1 Arts major unit 4 Arts minor unit 4 EDFD177
Context for learning and development in a diverse society
EDFX173
Understanding the psychology of learning in diverse communities
LNTE111
Literacy and Numeracy Test
(Pre: LNTE110)
Year 2 - Semester 2 Arts major unit 5 Arts major unit 6 Arts advanced unit to extend major
OR
minor
OR
Arts elective
EDFX271
Creating inclusive, safe and supportive learning environments
(Pre: EDFX173, LNTE111)
 
Year 3 - Semester 1 Arts major unit 7 Arts advanced unit to extend major
OR
minor
OR
Arts elective
Education major 1 curriculum, pedagogy and assessment Education minor 1 curriculum pedagogy and assessment  
Year 3 - Semester 2 Arts major unit 8 EDFX348
Engaging student learning through reflective practice
(Pre: EDFX271)
Education major 2 curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
(Pre: Major CPA 1)
Education minor 2 curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
(Pre: Minor CPA 1)
 
Year 4 - Semester 1 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world (Pre: UNCC100)
EDFD472
Transition into secondary teaching
EDFD471
Assessment practices and evaluation
EDFD478
Catering for diversity and inclusion in the classroom
 
Year 4 - Semester 2 Education elective EDFX474
Transforming practice through critical enquiry and Evidence -based practice
(Pre: EDFX348, Successful completion of LANTITE requirements)
     

* For the Canberra Campus: With the exception of Study of religions, all majors/minors are completed in partnership with ANU.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Deferment is available for one year. Find out more about deferment: Deferment Information.

Credit Points

320

Exit Point

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of a course listed below may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.

  1. Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Certificate in Liberal Arts
  4. Diploma in Liberal Arts
  5. Bachelor of Arts

A student who does not meet the LANTITE requirements may access an appropriate exit point if they meet the requirements of that award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Start dates

Brisbane
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Melbourne
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised
Strathfield
  • Semester 1 - February
  • Semester 2 - To be advised

Course costs

  • Average first year fee: $10034 Commonwealth Supported (indicative only; subject to passage of legislation)

Important Note on Fees

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Essential requirements for admission

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy that includes meeting a minimum ATAR requirement.

Assumed knowledge includes minimum requirements in English and Mathematics as well as in intended teaching area to be studied.

In addition applicants will be required to:

  1. demonstrate suitability for teaching;
  2. meet any additional prerequisite requirements imposed by state jurisdictions.

Applicants who do not meet state jurisdictional minimum requirements will be able to undertake approved alternative entry pathways.

International applicants need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible for admission to the course, an applicant must have completed the following prerequisites at year 12 level, or equivalent.

Australian Capital Territory

  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: Major in English (T), SOSE (T) and Major in Mathematics (T)

New South Wales

  • Prerequisites: Nil
  • Assumed Knowledge: A minimum of three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English and Mathematics other than Mathematics General 2

Note: This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach.

Queensland

  • Prerequisites: English (4,SA) and Maths A, B or C (4,SA)

Victoria

  • Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English and Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: Mathematics (any).
  • Assumed Knowledge: AMEB Grade VI or Year 12 Practical Music and Units 3 and 4: Mathematical Methods

*Disclaimer: The Course entry requirements above are for 2020 Admission. Refer to your relevant Tertiary Admission Centre website for future years' entry requirements.

2. Additional Approvals

All students enrolled must have the appropriate approvals before they may enter a classroom. These are: Blue Card (Qld), Working with Vulnerable People (ACT) or Working with Children Check (NSW and Vic). International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Admission criteria

The table below shows the range of ATARs/OPs (excludes adjustment factors) and Selection Ranks (may include adjustment factors) achieved by students who were accepted into this course last year. These may vary from year to year. Learn more about admission to ACU.

ATAR/OP range

For those offered places in 2019

OP Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest OP to receive an offer 2 1
Median OP to receive an offer 14 12
Lowest OP to receive an offer 17 15
Rank Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest Rank to receive an offer 98 99
Median Rank to receive an offer 71 76
Lowest Rank to receive an offer 65 69
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 95.85 98.00
Median ATAR to receive an offer 72.40 78.55
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 61.50 70.60
ATAR Excluding adjustment factors Including adjustment factors
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 94.85 99.95
Median ATAR to receive an offer 71.65 80.85
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 56.10 61.95

Student Profile

Breakdown of how students entered this course last year and in what numbers.

Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
15 22.39%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 15 22.39%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
<5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of OP/Rank (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 29 43.28%
Recent secondary education admitted where both OP/Rank and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum OP/Rank) <5 N/P
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP/Rank was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum OP/Rank requirement) <5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students 67 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
16 22.54%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 0 0.00%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
0 0.00%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 37 52.11%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 8 11.27%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) 8 11.27%
International students <5 N/P
All students 71 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.
Applicant background 2019
Number of students Percentage of all students
Higher education study
(Includes a bridging or enabling course)
24 20.34%
Vocational education and training (VET) study 6 5.08%
Work and life experience
Admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the basis of Secondary, VET or Higher Education
5 4.24%
Recent secondary education admitted solely on basis of ATAR (regardless of whether this includes the impact of adjustment factors such as equity or subject bonus points) 65 55.08%
Recent secondary education admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra tests, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR) 13 11.02%
Recent secondary education admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement) <5 N/P
International students <5 N/P
All students 118 100%
  • N/P – Not published : the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells within less than 5 students.
  • <5 – The number of students is less than 5.

Further information

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Applying for admission

Brisbane, Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Melbourne, Victoria
Apply through VTAC
Sydney (Strathfield), NSW
Apply through UAC

Direct Applications

If you are a Year 12 student you must apply through VTAC or UAC. Unfortunately, a Direct application cannot be considered.

You can apply Direct to ACU if you are not a recent school leaver and have not already applied through VTAC or UAC.

Melbourne

Admission Pathways to this course

Admission Schemes

Adjustment Factors which may improve your Selection Rank

  • Most applicants to undergraduate courses at ACU are eligible for adjustment factors – which can help improve your selection rank when applying for a degree. Your location, school or personal circumstances may make you eligible too. Learn more about the full list of available adjustments.

Articulation from another course

Work and Life Experience

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
  • Work experience - A Selection Rank can be calculated based on your work experience - you need to document all of your experience and provide supporting documentation.

If you have a Selection Rank but it's not enough for this course

  • Complete 2 non-award individual UG units; the results attained for these units can then be converted to a Selection Rank
  • Complete a VET qualification such as an AQF Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma
  • Commence another ACU Bachelor degree with a lower required Selection Rank, successfully complete 2 or more units, then apply for an internal transfer to this course. A new Selection Rank will be calculated from your results in the ACU units. Note - you may need to complete up to 8 units (equivalent to one year full-time) and achieve more than a pass grade to gain entry to this course.

Career paths

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

Professional experience

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Professional recognition

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

English language requirements

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Pathways to further study

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

More course information

Non-academic assessment - suitability for teaching
Applicants who apply for entry into this initial teacher education course will be required to complete a non-academic assessment. The assessment is to demonstrate suitability for teaching and will be part of your application when applying for admission into this course. Please visit our Suitability for teaching page for more information.

NSW Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Entry Requirements
Entry to all undergraduate teaching degrees in New South Wales (NSW) requires three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English or equivalent. This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach. (see NESA website)

Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)
Students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before undertaking their final professional experience placement. Learn more.

If you have started your ITE course at another institution and wish to transfer to ACU to complete your studies, please be sure that you have read and understand the requirements for receiving credit for previous studies and those on completing LANTITE.

Contacts for future students

Enquiries:

Description

The Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) is a double degree in Education and the Arts for students who want to teach in government, non-government or independent secondary schools.

Students will develop the professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an effective secondary classroom teacher.

Secondary school placements during the course also ensure valuable practical experience for students. Students will study a major and minor (and/or extended minor in Humanities areas) in two Arts disciplines from the list below:

Brisbane

Majors/Minors
  • Business Studies (major or minor)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • English (major or minor)
  • Geography (minor)
  • History (major or minor)
  • Music (major or minor)
  • Theological Studies or Study of Religions* (major or minor)
  • Visual Arts (major or minor)

* Unit offerings include units in Theological Studies and Religious Education that enable students to teach Religious Education in Catholic/Lutheran schools.

Melbourne

Majors/Minors:
  • Business Studies (major only)
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • Economics (minor)
  • English (major or minor)
  • Geography (minor)
  • Healthy Development (minor only)
  • History (major or minor)
  • Mathematics (major or minor)
  • Music (major only)
  • Psychology (minor only)
  • Theological Studies1,2 or Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors to be completed with an additional two units from another area of either Geography or History:

  • Philosophy (minor only)
  • Politics and International Relations (minor only)
  • Sociology (minor only)

Sydney (Strathfield)

Majors/Minors:
  • Drama (major or minor)
  • Economics (major or minor)
  • English (major or minor)
  • History (major or minor)**
  • Study of Religions (major or minor)

Minors only:

  • Computing
  • Geography
  • Mathematics

Minors to be completed with an additional two units of History.

  • Sociology

Minor to be completed with an additional two units of 300-level Visual Arts:

  • Visual Arts

** In Strathfield students have the option of combining ancient and modern history units in a 10 unit sequence.

Unit offerings include options in Theology and Religious Education that enable students to teach in Catholic/Lutheran schools.


1 Subject to permission  from course coordinators.
2 Students wanting to teach Religious Education  are advised to consult with their Course Coordinator to ensure they enrol in the  correct sequence of units.

Course duration

4 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Start dates and campus availability

Brisbane
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
Melbourne
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021
Strathfield
  • 10-Feb-2020 , 20-Jul-2020 , 15-Feb-2021 , 26-Jul-2021

Deferment, credit points & course units

Deferment

Yes. See Defer your offer.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Credit Points

320

Exit Point

A student who has successfully completed the requirements of a course listed below may exit from the course with that qualification. Note that none of these qualifications qualify a student to teach in Australia.

  1. Certificate in Educational Studies
  2. Diploma in Educational Studies (Tertiary Preparation)
  3. Certificate in Liberal Arts
  4. Diploma in Liberal Arts
  5. Bachelor of Arts

A student who does not meet the LANTITE requirements may access an appropriate exit point if they meet the requirements of that award.

Course Units (Subjects)

Schedule of Unit Offerings

Course structure – 1st year

Year – Study Period Unit 1 Unit 2 Unit 3 Unit 4 Unit 5
Year 1 - Semester 1 Arts major unit 1 Arts minor unit 1 COMM170
Interpreting and communicating Ideas
UNCC100
Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society
LNTE110
Literacy and Numeracy Diagnostic
Year 1 - Semester 2 Arts major unit 2 Arts minor unit 2 Arts major unit 3 Arts minor unit 3  
Year 2 - Semester 1 Arts major unit 4 Arts minor unit 4 EDFD177
Context for learning and development in a diverse society
EDFX173
Understanding the psychology of learning in diverse communities
LNTE111
Literacy and Numeracy Test
(Pre: LNTE110)
Year 2 - Semester 2 Arts major unit 5 Arts major unit 6 Arts advanced unit to extend major
OR
minor
OR
Arts elective
EDFX271
Creating inclusive, safe and supportive learning environments
(Pre: EDFX173, LNTE111)
 
Year 3 - Semester 1 Arts major unit 7 Arts advanced unit to extend major
OR
minor
OR
Arts elective
Education major 1 curriculum, pedagogy and assessment Education minor 1 curriculum pedagogy and assessment  
Year 3 - Semester 2 Arts major unit 8 EDFX348
Engaging student learning through reflective practice
(Pre: EDFX271)
Education major 2 curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
(Pre: Major CPA 1)
Education minor 2 curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
(Pre: Minor CPA 1)
 
Year 4 - Semester 1 UNCC300
Justice and change in a global world (Pre: UNCC100)
EDFD472
Transition into secondary teaching
EDFD471
Assessment practices and evaluation
EDFD478
Catering for diversity and inclusion in the classroom
 
Year 4 - Semester 2 Education elective EDFX474
Transforming practice through critical enquiry and Evidence -based practice
(Pre: EDFX348, Successful completion of LANTITE requirements)
     

* For the Canberra Campus: With the exception of Study of religions, all majors/minors are completed in partnership with ANU.

'Pre:' – indicates a unit that must be completed before the next unit can be undertaken (prerequisite).
A blank cell indicates that there are no additional units required for that study period.
This is a sample program only and units will vary between states. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Course costs

  • Unit Fee: $2925.00 (2020)
  • Average first year fee: $23400.00 (2020)
  • Estimated Total Cost: $93600.00 (2020)

Important Note on Fees

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. The Unit Fee is based on a 10cp unit. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Essential requirements for admission

Applicants require the equivalent of Australian Year 12 certificate and an IELTS minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking. Pre-requisites may also apply for entry into some major and minor sequences.

Applying for Admission

How to Apply

Information on the application procedure.

International Students Apply Now
International students undertaking an Australian Year 12 qualification should apply through the relevant tertiary admissions centre:
NSW & ACT
Apply through UAC
Queensland
Apply through QTAC
Victoria
Apply through VTAC

Inherent Requirements

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of the course or unit. Learn more about inherent requirements and how they affect you, and explore the requirements for your course.

Career paths

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

Professional experience

All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings.

Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible.

Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Professional recognition

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

English language requirements

A minimum of 7.0 in reading and writing and a minimum of 7.5 in listening and speaking.

Pathways to further study

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, e.g. Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master’s degree programs.

More course information

Non-academic assessment - suitability for teaching
Applicants who apply for entry into this initial teacher education course will be required to complete a non-academic assessment. The assessment is to demonstrate suitability for teaching and will be part of your application when applying for admission into this course. Please visit our Suitability for teaching page for more information.

NSW Initial Teacher Education (ITE) Entry Requirements
Entry to all undergraduate teaching degrees in New South Wales (NSW) requires three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English or equivalent. This course is structured to allow applicants to meet the three Band 5 entry requirements within the degree program by including a full year of discipline studies before applicants study how to teach. (see NESA website)

Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE)
Students will be required to demonstrate they have achieved approved benchmarks in literacy and numeracy as demonstrated through the Literacy and Numeracy Test in Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) before undertaking their final professional experience placement. Learn more.

If you have started your ITE course at another institution and wish to transfer to ACU to complete your studies, please be sure that you have read and understand the requirements for receiving credit for previous studies and those on completing LANTITE.

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