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Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

  • You can select two teaching areas for specialisation.
  • Gain extensive classroom experience through professional experience placements organised by QUT. 
  • If you already hold a degree in an area other than education, you may be eligible to study a graduate entry program.
QTAC course code404492
QUT course code ED59
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 February

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

Delivery On campus
  • Gardens Point
  • Kelvin Grove
  • Faculty of Education
Course contact
CRICOS code 080477M
  • Community Education Officer
  • Deputy principal
  • Educator
  • Head of department
  • School principal
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Trainer


As a secondary teacher, you can contribute to the development and further growth of keen young adult minds in the real world. You can share your passion for your chosen teaching areas.

In the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you will choose a major and a minor teaching area depending on your desired career outcome. A good background in your selected teaching areas at Year 12 level (or equivalent) is strongly recommended.

Why choose this course?

You'll be taught by leading academics, and equipped with quality support and cutting-edge resources to set you apart from the competition.

Flexible delivery

You can choose to study either part time or full time. If you choose to study part time, evening classes may be available for some units.

Real-world learning

We organise professional experience placements to give you the opportunity to work in real school classrooms, supervised by practising professional educators. You may be selected for additional opportunities to spend more time in schools and other settings to gain extra experience.


Career outcomes

Graduates are prepared to teach all years in a secondary school. Your career will be guided by, but not be limited to, your chosen teaching areas.

Professional recognition

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

Advanced standing

If you intend to apply for advanced standing (credit) you can view more information and find out how to apply.

Other course requirements

Blue card

You'll need to apply for a blue card because you'll be working with children or young people as part of this course.

Literacy and Numeracy

You will need to successfully complete the National Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education Students to graduate from this course.


The course structure for 2019 is currently under review and expected to be finalised by late July 2018, subject to approval.

You'll select two teaching areas from:

  • English
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth and Environmental Science
  • Physics

You can take any combination of two teaching areas, except for the following:

  • Mathematics and Mathematics Extension
  • Two science areas, including Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Earth & Environmental Science. 

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set

Assumed knowledge

Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:

  • English

Maths B for Mathematics teaching area We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).

More about assumed knowledge

Literacy course requirements

All Bachelor of Education students are required to satisfactorily complete assessment criteria relating to Queensland College of Teachers' (QCT) literacy standards by the end of year three of their course in order to meet the course and QCT professional accreditation requirements.

Literacy modules have been developed as a remedial action for students who do not attain satisfactory standards on the relevant literacy criterion during their assessment in the first year of their studies. Students will have the support of the First Year Experience Coordinator. Students may attempt these modules any number of times during the first three years of their program.

At the end of year three, unsatisfactory results within course work and these modules may result in a recommendation for an early exit from the four-year degree. The literacy requirement will also apply to double degree students with a slight variation.

Working with Children Check: blue card

A Blue Card is required as you will be working with children and young people as part of this course. You can apply for a Blue Card through QUT at no cost.

If you do not receive your blue card before the start of a unit that requires contact with children, you may not be able to participate and your grades may be affected. You may also still be liable to pay fees for the unit.

Submit your blue card application to the QUT Student Centre as early as possible, ideally as soon as you have received your offer.

How to apply for a blue card

Did you get an OP 1-5?

If you receive an OP 1–5 or equivalent, and meet the course prerequisites, you're guaranteed an offer for this course in the major offer round.

Course fees

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

2019: CSP $7,100 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

2018: CSP $7,400 per year full-time (96 credit points) (subject to annual review)

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

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

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

Find out if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan

Scholarships and financial support

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

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

You apply through QTAC for all our undergraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you've:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for - you can apply for up to 6.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements.
  4. Checked your course costs and if you're eligible for financial support.

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

Important: Make a note of the QTAC code for this course (404492) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

Apply now

After you've submitted your application to QTAC

If you've studied before or if you have at least two years' work experience, you may want to apply for credit for prior learning.


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