At a glance
A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) will prepare you as a well-rounded graduate that qualifies for professional registration as a teacher within Australia. You will benefit from frequent and meaningful opportunities for work experience and professional practice in authentic educational settings.
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page are from Term 1, 2017. Entry ranks are to be used as a guide only as they are subject to change each year.
* International students residing in Australia on a student visa must study full-time on-campus.
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.
A Bachelor of Education (Secondary) provides you with the professional knowledge, skills and engagement outlined in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career stage). As a graduate you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration administered in Queensland by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT).
Pre-service teachers are expected to undertake and meet the benchmark in the Personal Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Educators (ITE). These tests are part of the ITE requirements from January 2018. Students enrolled in an ITE course in 2017 will be undertaking the tests upon completion of their study and must successfully meet the benchmarks as part of their teaching registration process. For more information please visit the Initial Teacher Education Reform website here.
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 accounting, 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 and mathematics.
Why Study Education at CQUniversity
Education is one of Australia's largest professions, with career opportunities in schools, TAFE and vocational education, universities and training organisations, as well as in the public and private sector.
Make a difference
Many future educators have a desire to make a difference in the lives of the people they teach and to share their passion for learning. A large number of permanent teachers are employed each year in Australia, and many are offered temporary or contract positions. Generally, teachers enjoy a competitive salary, generous superannuation schemes, locality allowance for service in specified regions and significant leave entitlements.
Innovative and unique courses
CQUniversity's education courses are innovative and unique in their approach. Whether you are looking to start your career, or widen and improve your employment prospects, CQUniversity can help you to achieve your goals. There are several specialisations offered in our new Bachelor of Education courses, including Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Education. Whichever course you choose, we can help to make a real difference to your career and life.
Work integrated learning
Our education courses have a key focus on work integrated learning. When studying education you will benefit from early, frequent and extended professional practice. This practice is effectively integrated with theory, providing you with a thorough understanding of education to ensure that you are classroom-ready. Due to the close and continuing relationship between schools and CQUniversity, we have the support of schools in welcoming students on practical placements.
Our education courses have been developed in partnership with leading educational authorities, ensuring they are current and relevant. Many of our educators come from teaching backgrounds, ensuring you have access to some of the most well-connected educators in the field. Our staff are respected leaders in their fields, often still contributing to research and working within the profession. Above all, every member of our staff is committed to guiding and supporting you throughout your learning journey.
Structure and assessment
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: