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What will I learn?

Inspire, empower and educate – three goals to strive towards for success as a teacher. This combined degree gives you the tools and skills to achieve these goals and significantly expand your career opportunities.

You will study foundational content for teaching in primary and secondary schools before progressing to significant blocks of in-school teaching experience where you can hone your teaching capabilities.

The course covers curriculum, pedagogy and effective teaching strategies as well as core primary curriculum subjects and the choice of one secondary teaching subject in either English, Mathematics, Geography or Modern History.

The block professional teaching experiences, combined with volunteer activities and embedded site visits will provide you with a deep understanding about the role of a teacher. As you will be interacting with children and young people, upon enrolment you will be expected to apply and attain a valid Working with Children Check for your state or territory. See professional experience requirements.

Graduates are qualified to teach in both primary and secondary schools, significantly expanding career opportunities. Please note your application must include a personal statement outlining your non-academic capabilities.

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit. Most units have progressive assessment with grades typically allocated across a combination of assessment tasks due at different times during the study period. Some units may also include a formal examination at the end of the study period. Assessment requirements for each unit are advised in writing to students at the commencement of each study period with clear guidelines, due dates, and the weighting for each assessment task.

Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Dual qualification: graduates can work as both a primary school teacher and a secondary school teacher (in English, Mathematics, Modern History or Geography).



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (15,14,332) per year
AUD $3,500 per unit
Start date

4 July 2022


Southern Cross University

Lismore Campus,

Military Road,


New South Wales,

2480, NORTH COAST, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$28,000.00 (15,14,332) per year
AUD $3,500 per unit
Start date

4 July 2022


Bilinga Campus

Room A1.11, Southern Cross Drive,



4225, GOLD COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For undergraduate degrees, the required entry score uses the Australian Year 12 qualification. High School Diploma and Enhanced ACT Assessment ACT 13 ACT 18 ACT 19 ACT 20 ACT 21 ACT 25 ACT 30 ACT 30. Applicants must have IELTS - 6.0 with no band less than 5.5; CPE - 52; CAE - 52; TOEFL PBT - 550 min 4.5 (TWE); TOEFL iBT- 60 with no less than 17 in writing & speaking, no less than 11 in reading & listening; PTE - 50 with no communicative score less than 46; ISPLR - 3+ or better in all 4 skills; CEFR - B2.

For international students

have completed senior secondary study to the equivalent of the Australian year 12 or have completed at least one year of full-time study (or equivalent part-time study) at AQF diploma equivalent or higher

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

Category Score
Overall Score 7.5
Reading 7.0
Writing 7.0
Listening 8.0
Speaking 8.0

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.