Highlights

  • Complete two separate degrees in four and a half years full time
  • You can select two teaching areas for specialisation
  • Graduate with advanced skills in creative writing
  • Engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop professional depth and academic knowledge
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT.

Highlights

Complete two separate degrees in four and a half years full time

  • You can select two teaching areas for specialisation
  • Graduate with advanced skills in creative writing
  • Engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop professional depth and academic knowledge
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT.

Why choose this course?

You will complete the requirements for two separate degrees in four and a half years. The course consists of units in fine arts and education.

Students are prepared as teachers with specialist understandings for secondary school learners in two teaching and learning discipline areas, with one teaching area being English, which is determined by your fine arts major, creative writing. For the other teaching area you can choose one of: 

  • geography
  • history or
  • mathematics.

QUT offers the largest and most comprehensive undergraduate creative writing course in South-East Queensland with the broadest range of units on offer.

Within the Bachelor of Fine Arts structure, you will gain the deepest possible access to this knowledge. You will graduate with advanced writing and communication capabilities as well as analytic and editorial experience.

You will work intensively on your writing in a number of forms and genres including novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, youth writing, media writing, poetry, digital media, editing and scriptwriting and new and emergent forms. In addition, you will build specialist writing skills for professional applications via deep engagement with industry contexts. You can also undertake project work to write a sustained work in a genre of your choice.

The course is taught by highly experienced published authors and scholars. Visits and guest lectures from writers, editors and publishers will help you gain a unique perspective on writing as a vocation and provide access to the industry and national writing communities.

A thriving on-campus literary culture and connections with festivals and local publishing houses will keep you connected with fellow travelers and industry tastemakers as you develop your craft.

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.

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What to expect

This double degree allows you to explore your passion for creative practice while also laying the foundation for a career in education. You will engage in transdisciplinary activities that will further develop your professional experience and academic knowledge. You will have opportunities to increase connections to industry and practicing professionals and mentors.

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

You will be prepared to become a specialist teacher with a deep knowledge of creative practice. You can explore many career paths or use your combination of skills to develop and lead creative programs in the education sector.  

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.

Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas. You will be empowered to shape your 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:

  • 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.

The Bachelor of Fine Arts is a specialist discipline-based degree characterised by intense studio and/or project-based practice. In general, graduates from this course are equipped to function as ‘creative artists’ with capabilities relevant to their 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.

Details and units

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 432 credit points, made up of 240 credit points from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Education component

You will complete:

  • core education units (168 credit points)
  • a minor (72 credit points)

Fine Arts component

You will complete:

  • two common units (24 credit points)
  • a fine arts major in Creative Writing (168 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

In order to complete this course, you must complete a total of 432 credit points, made up of 240 credit points from the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) and 192 credit points from the Bachelor of Fine Arts.

Education component

You will complete:

  • core education units (168 credit points)
  • a minor (72 credit points)

Fine Arts component

You will complete:

  • two common units (24 credit points)
  • a fine arts major in Creative Writing (168 credit points).

Study overseas

Study overseas while earning credit towards your QUT degree with one of our worldwide exchange partners.

Overseas study can be for one or two semesters (or during the semester break) and the units you take can be in either degree area, depending on how they match with your QUT course.

Requirements

Selection rank
80.00

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2021.

Don't have a selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Course code
ID24
QTAC code
429172
CRICOS code
099058G
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Delivery
  • Kelvin Grove
Duration
4.5 years full-time
Duration
4.5 years full-time
Entry
February
Entry
February
Commencing studies in 2022: this program is available for on-campus studies only.
Deferment

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

Prerequisite subjects

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C)

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

Additional entry requirements

You 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.

To demonstrate this 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.

If you've achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with your admission application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in this course if one or more components of LANTITE remains at 'unsatisfactory' after two test attempts for that component.

Offer guarantee

If you achieve an ATAR or selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, 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 ATAR/selection rank

Any adjustments you receive to your ATAR or selection rank will be applied to this course.

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

Offers we made to school leavers in Semester 1, 2021

The figures listed in the tables below reflect the offers that were made to recent ATAR students. The entry thresholds box at the top of this page shows the lowest adjusted ATAR/selection rank required to receive an offer for all applicants for the most recent January QTAC offer round.

Excluding adjustments Including adjustments
Highest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 99.35
Selection rank 99.95
Median ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 86.95
Selection rank 86.95
Lowest ATAR/selection rank
to receive an offer
Selection rank 76.55
Selection rank 80.40

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

ATAR/selection rank
80.00
Offer guarantee

If you completed secondary school in Australia and achieve an ATAR/selection rank of 93.00 or higher (including any adjustments) and satisfy all other admission requirements, you are guaranteed an offer for this course.

Applications in 2022

In response to COVID-19, QUT has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered offshore for students studying in 2022. 

You must be onshore in Australia to apply for this course and cannot commence online. 

If the Australian Government makes any changes to the international border closure, QUT will communicate directly with students who have an offer and may be eligible to commence earlier than 2023.

Prerequisites

You must have passed four semesters (Units 3 & 4, C) at an Australian high school level or equivalent:

  • English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C); and
  • at least one of General Mathematics, or Mathematical Methods, or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 & 4, C).

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

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.

If you've achieved a 'satisfactory' result for one or more components of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) at another institution, the 'satisfactory' result can be carried across with your admission application. You are not eligible to apply for a place in this course if one or more components of LANTITE remains at 'unsatisfactory' after two test attempts for that component.

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, 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
Pearson PTE (Academic)
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
58 50 50 50 50
Cambridge English Score
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement. 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 no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
6.5 6 6 6 6
TOEFL iBT
Test must be taken no more than 2 years prior to the QUT course commencement date.
79 16 16 21 18
Occupational English Test (Nursing Profession)
Test must be taken within 2 years of commencement at QUT.
* A grade of B in each component for tests undertaken prior to September 2018.
-- 350* 350* 350* 350*

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

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.  The test will assess your personal literacy and numeracy skills. 

Find out more about additional course requirements and costs.

Inherent requirements

There are some essential skills and abilities you'll need to perform to meet the core learning outcomes of your course or unit. They're not something you need to get into the course, but they'll be assessed throughout your course, and they'll be required for you to succeed in your career when you graduate.

Find out more about the inherent requirements for the Bachelor of Education.

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.

2022 fees

2022: CSP $7,500 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2022 fees

2022: $31,400 per year full-time (96 credit points)

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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Scholarships

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