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Guide to entry thresholds



Course information set

  • Mid-year entry is only available to applicants with suitable advanced standing (credit). See the entry requirements tab for details.
  • 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 February; 403492 July
QUT course code ED59
Attendance Full-time or Part-time
Course duration 4 years full-time
8 years part-time
Start month 2018 & 2019 July, February
Note: Admission in July is with suitable advanced standing (credit) only.

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
  • Teacher
  • Trainer


As a secondary teacher, you can contribute to the development and further the growth of young adults and share your passion for your chosen teaching areas.


Why choose this course?

Physics teachers play a central role in developing students’ scientific literacy. Physics deals with the natural laws and processes, and the states and properties, of matter, energy, space and time. You will help students to understand physics and the roles it has played in recent advances in information technology, medicine and biotechnology, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics and relativity. Teachers have the chance to link classroom learning to students’ real experiences through laboratory work.

You will be a qualified specialist in your teaching areas and learn to effectively teach subjects in the Australian Curriculum and other frameworks. You’ll be encouraged to create future-focussed learning opportunities for your students and be equipped with positive strategies to manage your classrooms.

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

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

Career outcomes

Graduates 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. Teachers develop a range of skills which, in combination with work experience and personal qualities, equip them for a variety of career paths. Your qualification can also allow you to work in other locations in Australia and overseas.

Professional recognition

This course is currently being updated and undergoing re-accreditation with the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, and the Queensland College of Teachers. Please check this page for the latest updates.

Advanced standing

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

Mid-year offers

If you receive a mid-year QTAC offer, that offer decision does not determine which units you are eligible for, and you will need to apply for advanced standing within ten days on receiving your QTAC offer.

Course requirements

Blue card

Student teachers must undergo a criminal history check prior to undertaking professional experience in a school or centre, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18 years). For Queensland and international placements a blue card must be obtained. In other Australian states and territories you must fulfil the local requirements for working with children. As a QUT student, you can apply for a blue card through QUT for free. Submit your blue card application to HiQ as soon as you've received your offer.

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. 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.


Download course structures and unit outlines for Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Physics

If you have chosen physics as your major for the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) you can only choose one of the following minors as your second teaching area:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Geography.

Entry requirements

Guide to entry thresholds

OP 13

Rank 71

Course information set


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

A statement addressing suitability criteria. Information on the selection guideline including the process for assessing an applicant's non-academic capabilities is available from the QTAC initial teacher education webpage.

Mid-year entry

Mid-year entry is only available for applicants with a minimum of 24 credit points of advanced standing from core or elective units in the course.

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

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.

These scholarships are available for this course:

View all undergraduate scholarships

You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.


How to apply for Bachelor of Education (Secondary) - Physics

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 February; 403492 July) because you'll need to enter it as part of your QTAC application.

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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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