Highlights

  • Complete two separate degrees in four and a half years full time
  • You can select two teaching areas for specialisation
  • Graduate with advanced creative skills in dance
  • 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 creative skills in dance
  • 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?

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.

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

In the Bachelor of Education component students are prepared as teachers with specialist understandings for secondary school learners in two teaching and learning discipline areas, with one teaching area based on your fine arts major. For the other teaching area you can choose one of:

  • English
  • geography
  • history or
  • mathematics.

The dance program at QUT leads the way in developing the creative passions of future dance professionals who aspire to careers outside of dance performance in fields such as dance teaching, choreography, research and academia, community arts practice, dance medicine and science, and arts management.

From your first year, you’ll collaborate with students and teaching staff from across disciplines to reflect industry practice, and work on real-world projects briefed by real clients, along with career planning assistance to help you on your creative journey.

And, at the most technically advanced creative space in Australia, you can develop your creativity and collaborate and exhibit in technology-equipped spaces. End-of-year showcase events, performances and exhibitions are an important feature of all courses, and are celebrated by friends, family, industry and the arts community.

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

Education double degrees offer qualifications that can set you on the path to pursue a range of careers across many industries and the education sector. 

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

This double degree will prepare you 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.

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.

Possible careers

  • Dance Teacher
  • Dancer
  • Teacher

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 Dance (168 credit points).

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 Dance (168 credit points).

Requirements

OP
14
Selection rank
70.00
Additional entry requirements
Yes

These thresholds are the lowest adjusted scores to which QUT made an offer in Semester 1, 2020.

Don't have an OP or selection rank?

Find out other ways you can apply

Starting uni in 2021?

There are some changes to subjects and the qualifications we’ll consider for entry to QUT from 2021 and beyond. Make sure you’re prepared to apply.

The selection rank is a good indication of the equivalent ATAR.

Find out how these changes might affect you

Course code
ID24
QTAC code
429432
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
Offer Guarantee
No
Deferment

You can't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites are the subject(s) below you must meet before you are considered for entry:

  • 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 complete a successful video audition for the dance component of your course.

For education, you must demonstrate possession of key competencies outlined by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) as 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 website.

Important dates

  • Tuesday 4 August 2020

QTAC applications, intrafaculty change form, change of major or minor form and the QUT online registration form open.

All applications and application forms close. Requests for applications and registrations after this date will not be considered. Make sure you allow adequate time to complete each stage of your application before application closing time.

Please note that the application process for 2021 entry involves pre-recording audition and personal statement videos to submit with your application (via YouTube URL links). No auditions will be conducted in person for this cycle.

How to apply

Step 1

Apply through QTAC. Current Creative Industries Faculty (CIF) undergraduate students changing course or major must instead submit an intrafaculty change form or change of major or minor form.

Step 2

Complete the QUT online registration form. You must have a valid QTAC number or current QUT student ID number to complete this step.

As part of the application process, you will be required to submit the following:

  • supporting documentation
  • two audition video YouTube links
  • one personal statement YouTube link.

You must pay the non-refundable $70 application service fee via QUTPay. If you're applying via the Educational Access Scheme or the Centralised Assessment Selection Program, you are exempt from the fee.

Your application is complete once you reach the confirmation notice screen and receive your confirmation email.

Supporting documentation

When submitting your online application, you will be required to upload your supporting documentation. This should include:

Please upload your supporting document as one combined file only.

Application preparation

Dance application preparation (PDF file, 1.0 MB)

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our audition process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

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't defer your offer in this course. You must start in the semester you apply for.

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
Admission was based on additional entry requirements in addition to academic achievement.
Highest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 3
Selection rank 96
OP 3
Selection rank 96
Median OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 10
Selection rank 79
OP 9
Selection rank 82
Lowest OP/selection rank
to receive an offer
OP 13
Selection rank 13
OP 13
Selection rank 72

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

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, 2020.

OP
14
Rank
70

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); and
  • at least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Marine Science, Physics, or Psychology (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

Successful audition; and

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.

How to apply

Apply for this course using the international student application form (PDF file, 297.2 KB). Please submit your supporting documents and audition videos (via YouTube links) with your application.

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Applications submitted after 30 November may not be assessed in time to start study in Semester 1 of the following year.

Supporting documentation and audition videos

You will also be required to film two audition videos and one personal statement video. These videos should be uploaded to YouTube, and URL links provided with your application.

You must provide:

Application preparation

Dance application preparation (PDF file, 1.0 MB)

Audition feedback

Due to the large number of applications received, we can't provide feedback to applicants.

I need more information

Contact the Creative Industries Faculty for more information on our audition process. You can get in touch by emailing ci@qut.edu.au or calling 3138 8114.

When do I find out my audition outcome?

International Admissions will notify you of your outcome by email from mid-November.

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

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. 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.

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.

2021 fees

2021: CSP $7,600 per year full-time (96 credit points)

2021 fees

2021: $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.

Find out more about government loans

Scholarships

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

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