What will I learn?

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) is a two-year postgraduate course, available both full time and part time.

The Master of Teaching (Secondary) course provides foundational understandings of the Secondary school contexts (Year 7 – Year 12) in state, Catholic and independent schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching from a Christian perspective. The course equips students with effective teaching and learning strategies to apply their knowledge, expertise and experience to engage the adolescent learner. Students are equipped to integrate Christian worldview perspectives into their teaching.

The maximum time allowed for the completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) is eight years. Extensions beyond this time may be approved where extenuating circumstances exist.

Students who successfully complete 8 units of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) but are unable to complete the remainder of the course may exit with the Graduate Diploma in Teaching Studies. The Graduate Diploma in Teaching Studies does not satisfy the requirements for registration with the Queensland College of Teachers.

Career Outcomes

Teacher- Secondary (7-12), Learning support teacher, Educational trainer/presenter, Curriculum writer, Youth services worker.


The Master of Teaching (Secondary) consist of 3 strands: Christian Education, Education Studies, and Curriculum, Learning and Teaching.

Each strand of the course contains units that are assigned to the Professional Experience Program (PEP), a school-based program in which students complete 85 days of supervised practicum, which provides for the number of days of field experience required by the Queensland College of Teachers (QCT) for registration. This consists of 5 PEP blocks, 1 of 1 week’s duration, 1 of 3 weeks’ duration, 2 of 4 weeks’ duration and 1 of 5 weeks’ duration. Students undertake their PEP placements in a range of schools with which CHC has established partnerships over many years. These are predominantly Christian schools in south-east Queensland. Students are required to hold a valid Blue Card in order to engage in PEP.

In planning their courses, students must consult the Education Courses Guide for information regarding course rules and requirements, including unit prerequisite requirements.



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (13,06,210) per year
AUD $48,800 for the entire course; Unit cost (10 CP): AUD $3,050
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Christian Heritage College

322 Wecker Road,



4152, BRISBANE, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (13,06,210) per year
AUD $48,800 for the entire course; Unit cost (10 CP): AUD $3,050
Start date

28 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Recent secondary education

Applicants with recent secondary education are not eligible for admission to this course.

Vocational education and training (VET) study

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are not eligible for admission to this course.

Higher education study

Applicants with a Bachelor degree (other than Education) with a GPA of at least 4.0 and a major study in at least one teaching area in the secondary school curriculum are eligible for admission to this course. Additional admission criteria apply.

Work and life experience

Applicants with work and life experience are not eligible for admission to this course.

English language proficiency requirements apply to all domestic and overseas applicants for whom English is not their first language. The minimum English language proficiency requirements for entry to the Master of Teaching (Secondary) are as follows:

IELTS (Academic) 7.5 (at least 8.0 for Listening and Speaking; at least 7.0 for reading and Writing)

ISLPR 4 (in each of the areas of Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing)