What will I learn?

Help children learn and grow

In this program, you’ll learn how to plan, teach and assess children, and how to integrate ICT in your teaching.

You will develop curriculum knowledge in English, mathematics, science, technology, arts, health and physical education, history, and geography. From your first year, you’ll complete 90 days of supervised professional experience in local schools, and rural and remote settings if desired.

You will develop valuable skills and experiences through participation in Wider Field Experiences where you engage with community projects and work with children, families and communities.

In this program you will:

  • Complete 90 days of supervised teaching
  • Complete a subject focus in science or English/literacy
  • Work with children and families in community projects
  • Attend professional development seminars to enhance your knowledge
  • Complete a minimum of 30 hours Wider Field Experience

Prior to commencing, students will need to:

  • Complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for teaching
  • Submit a 600-1,000-word personal statement on why you would make a great teacher
  • Obtain a Blue Card before starting supervised professional experience

External requirement, post admission:

  • Complete and pass the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education prior to graduating
  • Complete and pass the Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment at the conclusion of their final SPE placement

Career opportunities:

  • Primary school teacher
  • Private practice tutor
  • Education consultant
  • Education exhibition organiser
  • Education policy analyst
  • Children’s television presenter
  • Youth support worker
  • Teacher of English overseas

Which department am I in?

School of Education and Tertiary Access



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (US$ 18,217) per year
AUD $97,600 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July 2022


Moreton Bay Campus

1 Moreton Parade,



4502, BRISBANE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$24,400.00 (US$ 18,217) per year
AUD $97,600 for the entire course
Start date

Expected July 2022


USC Fraser Coast Campus

161 Old Maryborough Road,



4655, BUNDABERG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma - successful completion with minimum score of 24 (minimum score of 4 in each of six subjects). Students must have completed a minimum level of education similar to successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades. English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each subtest; TOEFL: Paper-based: Overall score of 550 with minimum essay score of 4; TOEFL: Internet-based: Overall score of 76 with minimum score of 18 for writing; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 50 with no communicative score less than 50; CAE/CPE: Overall score of 169 or above with no less than 162 in each skill; ISLPR (IIAA accredited)- (previously ASLPR): 3 in all four skill areas; Global Assessment Certificate (GAC): Successful completion with a minimum GPA of 2.3; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 2: Successful completion; USC's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) 3: Successful completion.

For international students

You must:

  • be at least 17 years of age, or have completed Year 12 or equivalent

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 7.5 minimum 8.0 in speaking and listening and 7.0 in all other subtests; TOEFL (Internet-based): overall score of 115 with minimum score of 27 for listening and speaking and 25 in writing and reading; TOEFL (Paper-based) overall score of 660 with minimum essay score of 5.5; Pearson Test of English: Overall score of 73 with no listening and speaking score less than 79 and no reading and writing score less than 65; ISLPR: A minimum of 4 for speaking, listening and reading and a minimum of 3 for writing; CAE (or CPE): Overall score of 191 or above with no less than 200 in speaking and listening and 185 in the other skills

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

Pathways options

Offered by this university

University of the Sunshine Coast offers below pathways course for this subject