What will I learn?

Equip yourself with the skills to become a registered secondary school teacher. The course is taken as a double degree with a Bachelor of Health Sciences, providing core health sciences topics and a choice from one of two specialisation options.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • topics in teaching and educational contexts, and middle schooling philosophy and pedagogy
  • preparation for professional experience placements in secondary school and community settings
  • topics contributing to your health sciences component.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • topics in learners and their development, and teaching Indigenous Australian students
  • 15 days of professional experience placements in secondary school and community settings
  • topics contributing to your health sciences component.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • topic in relationships for learning
  • studies in curriculum context and development, and literacies across the curriculum
  • a topic in contemporary issues in secondary schooling
  • 25 days of professional experience placements in secondary school and community settings
  • topics contributing to your health sciences component.

Fourth year

A typical fourth year may include:

  • topics in differentiation for diverse learners, and numeracy and ICT across the curriculum
  • a topic reflecting on the role of the professional educator
  • 40 days of professional experience placements in secondary school and community settings
  • topics contributing to your health sciences component.

Your career

Although the majority of education graduates go on to employment as teachers in the public or private sector, some choose to follow other pathways.

Potential occupations include:

  • secondary teacher
  • graduate administrative officer
  • youth and children’s support officer.

Potential employers include:

  • secondary schools
  • government schools
  • independent schools
  • government education departments
  • government, health and private industry settings.

Which department am I in?

College of Education, Psychology and Social Work

CRICOS

092880A

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$31,000.00 (US$ 22,120) per year
Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 7.0 Overall with 7.0 Speaking, 7.0 Writing, 7.0 Reading, 7.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 96 Overall with 24 Speaking, 24 Writing, 24 Reading, 24 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 65 Overall with 65 Speaking, 65 Writing, 65 Reading, 65 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

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

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