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Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Business

Combine education and business for careers in secondary school teaching with business as one of your two teaching areas, or in the business world.
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Guide to entry thresholds

OP
9
Selection
rank
82
View the entry requirements
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Campus
Gardens Point
Kelvin Grove
Duration
4.5 years full-time
4.5 years full-time
Course starts
February and July
February and July
QTAC code
409122
CRICOS
099059G

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

 

Highlights

  • Graduate with a powerful blend of expertise and pursue a range of careers or build social entrepreneurship ventures.
  • Develop business and education skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Teach in the classrooms of today and the future, guided by your teaching areas.
  • Graduate with deep knowledge and experience in your chosen business major, equipping you as a professional in your chosen discipline.
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT.
  • Gain experience through business internships, work placements and projects in a broad range of industry organisations.

Highlights

  • Graduate with a powerful blend of expertise and pursue a range of careers or build social entrepreneurship ventures.
  • Develop business and education skills and be able to think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.
  • Teach in the classrooms of today and the future, guided by your teaching areas.
  • Graduate with deep knowledge and experience in your chosen business major, equipping you as a professional in your chosen discipline.
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT.
  • Gain experience through business internships, work placements and projects in a broad range of industry organisations.

Why choose this course?

In this double degree students complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four and a half years. The course consists of units in business and education.

In the Bachelor of Education component students are prepared as teachers with specialist understandings for secondary school learners in two subject discipline areas, with one related to your business major, for example, accounting, economics, or business.  For the other teaching area you can choose one of:

  • English
  • geography
  • history or
  • mathematics.

In the Bachelor of Education component you will learn to innovate and incorporate digital technologies in your teaching. You will be equipped with entrepreneurial thinking and leadership skills and develop the resilience and creative capabilities to adapt to ongoing workforce changes and future opportunities.

The Bachelor of Business is designed to produce graduates with the knowledge, skills and experiences for success in a broad range of contexts in general and specific fields of business. The course provides students with a strong theoretical and practical underpinning in the key disciplines, functions, principles and practices of business across national and international business environments with depth and specialisation in a discipline. The curriculum is responsive to industry needs, providing students with contemporary knowledge and skills that are highly relevant to industry.

Real-world learning

The program includes substantial Professional Experience connected to on-campus learning. QUT organises Professional Experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is part of all majors in the business degree giving you the opportunity to gain work experience while you study. Many of our business teaching staff are industry professionals. They provide the opportunity for engagement with real world case studies, site visits, guest lectures and access to the latest industry thinking.

What to expect

This program will prepare you to work as a teacher in secondary schools and other education environments. You will develop transferable skills to help you succeed in the modern business environment, think creatively and critically, communicate professionally, make ethical business decisions and work in a global context.

Real-world facilities

Experience the new Education Precinct at the heart of Kelvin Grove campus. With five levels dedicated to world-class teaching, you’ll have access to imaginatively designed face-to-face and online interactive learning spaces. A centrepiece of the Precinct is the Sphere, a digital LED globe suspended over two floors with a changing menu of innovative visual content.

To prepare you to be an inspiring, innovative and confident teacher for the future, you’ll be able to experiment and innovate in preparation for professional experiences in schools. The spaces facilitate just the right balance of collaborative learning, interaction and quiet individual research.

Our expert teaching staff will inspire you to push boundaries, be curious and innovate. Qualities you will in turn foster in the students you teach.

Careers and outcomes

Careers and outcomes

Graduates of education will have a solid foundation of knowledge to teach in secondary schools. Your career will be guided by, but not limited to, your chosen teaching areas. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Our aim is to empower QUT education graduates to shape their own career path and explore the many ways to make an impact. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, equip them for a variety of careers outside the classroom, including:

  • leading social entrepreneurship ventures
  • education policy and program implementation
  • training and development roles in private and public organisations
  • education and outreach roles
  • developing products for the education services industry
  • learning designer
  • entertainment industry roles
  • consultancy
  • education research.

You can also explore careers in the modern business world related to your chosen major.

Professional recognition

This course meets professional teaching standards for the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and Queensland College of Teachers and graduates are eligible to apply for teacher registration.

Students may be eligible for membership to a number of professional bodies depending on choice of major and unit selection in their business degree. Find details on professional recognition under the individual majors of the Bachelor of Business.

Possible careers

  • Accountant
  • Administrator
  • Advertising Professional
  • Advertising and New Media Professional
  • Banking and Finance Professional
  • Branding Specialist
  • Communication Strategist
  • Copywriter
  • Educator
  • English Teacher
  • Financial Advisor/Analyst
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Manager
  • Marketing Officer/Manager
  • Public Affairs Manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Teacher

Details and units

Requirements

OP 9
Rank 82
Additional entry requirements
Yes
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

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Course code
ID25
QTAC code
409122
CRICOS code
099059G
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4.5 years full-time
Duration
4.5 years full-time
Entry
February and July
Entry
February and July
OP Guarantee
Yes
Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

Prerequisites

You must have completed four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA) in:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

Additional entry requirements

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. Details are available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects or by completing bridging courses.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Guaranteed entry

If you receive an adjusted OP 1-5 (or equivalent selection rank), you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Advanced standing

If you have prior studies or work experience, you may be eligible for advanced standing (credit). You can apply for advanced standing once you've been accepted to QUT. If you're in your first semester of study, you must apply for advanced standing within 10 days of receiving your offer.

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply. If you enter the course with advanced standing you should seek advice on your course progression and the availability of units.

More about advanced standing

Deferment

You can defer your offer and postpone the start of your course for one year.

More about deferring your offer

Adjustments to your selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your selection rank (or OP equivalent) will be applied to this course.

Find out if you’re eligible for an adjustment to your selection rank

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2019

The scores listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent school leavers. If you are not a school leaver, take a look at the entry thresholds box at the top of this page to see the lowest adjusted scores required overall to receive an offer.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
OP Selection rank OP Selection rank
* "<5" - indicates less than 5 OP/Rank based offers were made
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*
OP <5*
Selection rank <5*

You can find out more about your fellow students’ backgrounds with this course’s student profile.

Other admission options

If you are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, you may be eligible for admission through our Centralised Assessment Selection Process (CASP).

Minimum academic requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide to the grades you need to apply for this course.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

I completed secondary school in Australia

Guide to entry thresholds

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2019.

OP
9
Rank
82
Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you completed secondary school in Australia, received an OP 1-5 or equivalent and you meet the course prerequisites, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters at Australian high school level or equivalent:

  • English; and
  • at least one of Maths A, B or C.

Haven't completed the prerequisite subjects?

You may be able to meet the prerequisite requirements if you've completed equivalent subjects, by completing bridging courses or the QUT Foundation program.

How to meet prerequisite requirements

Additional entry requirements

Pass the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) capabilities criteria.

Applicants must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as those attributes and motivations common to effective teachers.

You must complete an online questionnaire to demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of, the course and profession. In the questionnaire you will be asked to:

  • Rank a series of potentially appropriate statement responses, in order of what you think is most to least important.
  • Provide two x 500 word written statements addressing the categories and indicators as outlined on the Teacher Entry Fact Sheet.

QUT will send you details on how to complete the Initial Teacher Education Course (ITE) Capabilities Criteria questionnaire and submit your written statements after you have lodged an application.

Minimum English language requirements

Select the country where you completed your studies to see a guide on meeting QUT’s English language requirements.

Your scores and prior qualifications in English-speaking countries are considered. Approved English-speaking countries are Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, United States of America and Wales.

If your country or qualification is not listed, you can still apply for this course and we will assess your eligibility.

We accept English language proficiency scores from the following tests.

English Test Overall Listening Reading Writing Speaking
Cambridge Advanced English Score
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT. You must provide your Candidate ID and Candidate Secret Number, these are printed on your Cambridge English Confirmation of Entry.
176 169 169 169 169
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 16 21 18
IELTS Academic
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
6.5 6 6
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
58 50 50
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
79 16 21

Don't have the English language score you need? We can help!

We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

When you apply for this course, we will recommend which English course you should enrol in.

Haven't completed an English language test? We can help!

If you have not completed an English language test, you can sit the IELTS test at our IELTS test centre

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Course requirements

Literacy and numeracy

You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from the course. You are permitted three test attempts in total for each component as a student at QUT. If you fail three test attempts for each component, you will not be able to graduate. You are not eligible to apply for a place in the course if you have failed two test attempts for one or more components, at another institution. The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. QUT provides you with one reimbursement to cover the cost of the test.

Information is available from the additional course requirements and costs website.

Blue card

This course requires you to have a blue card so you can participate in work placements and experience.

More about blue card requirements

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2020 fees

2020 CSP $9,000 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2020 fees

2020: $31,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Find out more about undergraduate course fees

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay for your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

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QUT Excellence Scholarship (Academic)

QUT's premier offering for students with outstanding academic achievement.

Scholarship eligibility
Academic performance

QUT Sport Scholarship (Elite Athlete)

A scholarship for future and current undergraduate students who want to study in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Sporting excellence

Equity scholarships scheme

A scholarship for low-income students studying in any faculty.

Scholarship eligibility
Struggling financially

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